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Banksy – sly prankster

Banksy - sly prankster

Banksy – sly prankster


Early in the morning a dreary postman, carrying a fresh issue of The Sun, discovered two kissing cops in the lane. They were drawn, of course, but so touching. Literally within a few hours all the London newspapers’ workers came to the god-forgotten district. And the following day the same postman carried The Sun with an editorial: The London police are offended by the new trick of the famous artist Banksy.
The work, most likely, would be destroyed by the officials. However, Banksy’s works often die simply because of bad weather, due to municipal repair or from the hands of vandals who either hate Banksy or are just too stupid to understand the meaning of his graffiti. But until the moment when the new creation disappears, it will be replicated 100 times and fulfill its task: it will convey the opinion of the artist to a million of his fans.
This happens every time when the mysterious man wants to speak out. Popular editions – from Vogue to Esquire – have hunted for Banksy for several years, but the cunning prankster has never been caught. He prefers to talk to the world through drawings. Moreover, his creativity is against the law. Nevertheless, with the help of drawings Banksy says a lot. And the drawing is even better than the interview.
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Soviet painter Alexander Bubnov

Soviet painter Alexander Bubnov

Soviet painter Alexander Bubnov


Alexander Bubnov was a Soviet painter, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1954), winner of the Stalin Prize of the second degree (1948). Bubnov created his paintings in a difficult time for creative people.
Alexander Pavlovich Bubnov was born on February 20 (March 4), 1908 in Tiflis (now Tbilisi, Georgia). In 1919, he studied at the art school in Atkarsk, Saratov province. After the school was closed because of the Civil War, he continued to draw privately with the school teacher N.Ya. Fedorov. But he still managed to enter the best at that time Moscow Art University.
In 1930, 22-year-old future artist went to build the famous Kuznetskostroy, where he worked as a junior architect. After returning to Moscow two years later, he continued to paint. From that time, he began to work very hard.
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Northern beauty by Tamara Yufa

Northern beauty by Tamara Yufa

Northern beauty by Tamara Yufa

Tamara Yufa (nee Chvanova) is an honored artist of Russia (1999), People’s Artist of Karelia, Honored Artist of the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1985), laureate of the State Prize of the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1979), Honorary citizen of Petrozavodsk.
Tamara Grigorievna Yufa was born on March 2, 1937 in the village Kolodeznaya, Lipetsk Region. In 1956-1960 she studied at the Leningrad Art Teacher Training College. Since 1960, she taught at school.
She created compositions based on The Tale of Igor’s Campaign (triptych, 1966), made illustrations for the editions of the Kalevala epic (1966, 1970 and 2000), The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights (1970, 1978), the tales of Andersen, Topelius, the Brothers Grimm and other authors.
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