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Daniel Danger – draw the horrors

Daniel Danger - draw the horrors

Daniel Danger – draw the horrors


Habitat of children’s nightmares
Daniel Danger began to draw quite early, but his work immediately became popular. Now he is a successful owner of a large design studio Tiny Media Empire, which is located in Boston (Massachusetts, USA). And dozens of covers for discs of famous and not very rock bands and a huge number of horror movie posters have already come out of his studio.
It’s very rare when not a pseudonym, but the real name of the artist is fully consistent with the direction that he chose in painting.
Pictures of Daniel are wonderful illustrations for any kind of horror stories, whether it’s a horror movie or the creation of Stephen King. On his canvases there is no sea of blood, flaming skulls or rotting human remains. But it is felt that danger and fear lurk us inside these gloomy half-destroyed houses, in barns covered with snow or sand, on the streets of creepy cities. There are strange vague figures, sometimes simply silhouettes that live in rooms covered with spider webs wandering thoughtfully among dust-covered lousy furniture.
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Colorful coral kingdom

Life in color. Colorful coral kingdom

Life in color. Colorful coral kingdom


The principle of classification of corals is based on the color differences, geography and growths accommodation. According to science, there are about 350 color shades of corals. And their coloration primarily affects the ratio of organic and inorganic substances in the formulation. Organics can be from 1% to almost 100% of the coral formation. But most organic is black coral. Highly appreciated, black coral listed in the Red Book and not produced by industrial methods. However, the most valuable are red and pink corals. In addition, highly valued are also corals white with pink and white inclusions. But most rare are blue corals. In fact, there are three clean, free of impurities coral species – red, white, and black. Besides, there are also other brightly colored corals – pink, blue, yellow, brown, purple, and even rainbow corals.
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Beautiful Carpets

Beautiful Carpets

Beautiful Carpets


The carpet is, perhaps, the most ancient piece of interior. It has gone from a simple mat, through all sorts of complications of weaves and knots, to the very idea of weaving.
Carpet making as a part of weaving art has being developed since ancient times. The earliest of the remaining carpets, dating back to approximately V century BC, was found in one of the graves in the Altai. Tapestry weaving is even more ancient. A linen shroud woven with multicolored lotus flowers and scarabs was found in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose IV, dating back to about 1400 BC.
The carpet was created not only as a practical thing, protecting from the cold, but also as a decoration, giving solemnity to the temples and palaces of the rulers.
As carpet-craftsmanship developed, magical, symbolic, well-known and hidden drawings, signs, letters appeared on carpets. Probably the most common patterns were tree of life, the fruit of a pomegranate or almond — a possible “apple” from the tree of knowledge, Phoenix rising from the ashes.
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Awesome Pavlovsky shawls

Awesome Pavlovsky shawls

Awesome Pavlovsky shawls


At first sight it seemed odd that there should be such an abundance of roses on Pavlovsky shawls. One would expect to find in this dour wooded region to the east of Moscow more ordinary and more modest blooms, the kind an artist might paint from life. Yet here the artist who designed the first Pavlovsky shawl lighted upon precisely this luxurious flower. That established the rose once and for all on the Pavlovsky shawl. But there is an explanation. It stems from the traditions of Russian folk art, with its predilection for images that are bright, festive and magical.
It is more than a century and a half ago since the first patterned shawls were woven in the little village of Melenki, near Moscow, marking the origin of the well-known Pavlovsky shawls and kerchiefs. In 1865 these shawls and kerchiefs won a silver medal at the All-Russia Exhibition of Russian Manufactured Goods. A century later, they were awarded the Grand Gold Medal and a first class diploma at an exhibition in Leipzig.
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Wonderful ice sculptures

Wonderful ice sculptures

Wonderful ice sculptures


It’s very difficult to make an ice sculpture. First of all, ice must be carefully selected. You need clear, transparent ice. Sometimes snow blocks are carved. By the way, dyes can be added and you’ll have colored ice blocks.
However, lifetime of a sculpture is very short and depends on the temperature of its environment.
To tell the truth, there are many annual ice sculpture competitions in the United States, China, Japan, Canada, Finland, Russia etc. One of the most prestigious international competitions takes place in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 1934 celebration was called the Fairbanks Winter Carnival. By 1938 the now four-day celebration was officially called the Ice Carnival and Dog Derby. Dog races were a major feature of the celebration and the Ice Carnival was the other. Something of seemingly insignificant importance was happening as the Carnival grew. The purpose of the early sculptures was to stage the crowning of the Carnival Queen and King. The sculpted thrones were a place to meet and celebrate.
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New Zealand Art

New Zealand Art

New Zealand Art


New Zealand is not only the country where Lord of the Rings was filmed, but also it is one of the most prosperous states in the world. Green hills, endless fields on which flocks of sheep graze, excellent ecology, clean rivers … Perhaps, these lands can be rightfully called one of the most beautiful on Earth.
New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud, is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It has two main islands, North and South Island, separated by Cook Strait. Both islands have mountains and hills. The Southern Alps are a long chain of mountains on South Island and they are often wrapped in clouds. The Maori are the first people to live in New Zealand. They came to there from the group of islands called Polynesia. Both English and Maori are national languages.
This country is known for Merino sheep, which are famous for their wool. New Zealand also produces excellent butter, cheese, and meat.
The long-beaked kiwi, a bird that cannot fly, is found only in New Zealand. You know, it is one of the country’s national symbols. By the way, New Zealanders themselves are sometimes even called Kiwis.
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Silver – noble metal

Silver – noble metal

Silver – noble metal


The name argentum is derived from the Sanskrit word “argent”, which means “light”. Interestingly, in ancient Russia, the measure of the value of various items was bars of silver.
From silver they get the finest silver plates suitable for various kinds of artistic, medical and other purposes.
The main deposits of this precious metal are in Mexico, the United States (Colorado, Michigan), Peru, Canada, Australia (New South Wales), Bolivia and Russia.
Silver brings clarity of thought and calms the spirit. The white color of silver neutralizes any kind of negative energy.
From time immemorial this metal was associated with the Moon and water. Silver is well suited to those who suffer from depressive states and obsessive ideas. This metal helps to open up new thoughts and ideas, to accept the surrounding reality and adapt to it.
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