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    One of the most beautiful women of her time with a tragic fate. Living in luxury, possessing wealth and power, she had a delicate vulnerable soul. She appreciated freedom, wrote poetry, painted, loved horseback riding and travel. Being fabulously beautiful, she wanted to keep her youth longer. She carefully looked after herself: masks, lotions, special baths and physical exercises. Sissy's pride ...
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    Meet the eternal Halloween or Delightfully Spooky Dolls by the French author. Continuing the conversation about alternative dolls, let's take a look at the work of an eccentric craftsman. JULIEN MARTINEZ, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, was born in 1970 in France. In 1996, he presented his dolls for the first time at the international exhibition "Paris-Creation", where he achieved immediate success. Julian is in ...
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    Meet the puppeteer Irina Linkova (Goryunova). It all started in a bookshop. Or to be more precise, from the stationery department in it. There Irina's eyes fell upon a brightly colored package of polymer clay ... And then there was the participation in a community of like-minded people in the "Live Journal," visiting exhibitions of dolls, meeting with the masters. Irina Linkova (Goryunova) - an economist, who worked for 13 years in ...
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    Puppeteer photographer As you know, we puppeteers are multi-taskers. We have to use different fields of knowledge and arts and crafts in the process of making a doll. You have to be a sculptor, seamstress, constructor, photographer and even a passport designer for a doll. You have to learn a lot from scratch. Some of the problems that arise are not solved immediately. You either have to make do with very little or take a long time ...
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    Creating portraits of dolls - I often fall in love with them! By definition, a portrait doll is a three-dimensional image that resembles a specific person in a number of ways. When you look at a portrait doll the resemblance is immediately evident. The origin of portrait dolls dates back to ancient times. Not infrequently associated with certain cult and religious-magical tasks. Over time, the purpose of the doll has changed and ...
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    Wood, fire and ancient folklore. Continuing the story about the authors of "Alternative Puppets", I want to elaborate on the work of the British master - Tach Pollard. The artist creates surrealistic characters, stylized beings - "Spirits of Nature", as the author himself calls them. Once you see Pollard's works it's impossible to forget them. Looking at the faces, the figures of characters, you are struck by the exotic imagery. But...
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    Personal exhibition of Elena Babkina "GOGOL TYPES" On May 13, in Ryazan, in the MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF YOUTH MOVEMENT, an exhibition of doll sculpture "GOGOL TYPES", created based on illustrations by Pyotr Mikhailovich Boklevsky, was opened. The exposition is timed to coincide with the 205th anniversary of the birthday of the illustrator who lived in the Ryazan province in 1816-1897. We recall with pleasure the work of a worthy citizen of our homeland, who has done so much for ...
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    Meet Natalie Iunina. Hello everyone, my name is Natalie. I live and work in Germany, in the city of Duisburg. From early childhood, she began to show interest in art, especially drawing and painting. Studying at the art-graphic department, she began to deal with dolls, since 2003. At first, these were theatrical puppets, then - author's, collection ones. Today I work in different directions: sculptural ...
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    "I have set the craft as the foot of art..." A.S. Pushkin. "Mozart and Salieri" Dear friends! In Herzliya, in the Arena Canyon exhibition hall, there is an amazing and unique "Art and Craft" exhibition. How is it remarkable? The fact that it has opened right now, in spite of the rockets and sirens. People are here - lots of them! And they're enjoying themselves, smiling, enjoying themselves, thanking themselves!
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    "My works are very personal, I immerse myself in my fantasies." Continuing to talk about the work of unique masters, from the article "Alternative dolls", I want to introduce you to the artist from America Dustin Poche (Dustin Poche '). Creating original images, the author is not like anyone else. Dustin received his art education at the Colorado Institute of the Arts, Denver, Russell, Kansas, USA. At first ...