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Mission of Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Tales about a boy with glasses and a scar on his forehead – Harry Potter – have become very popular in the XXI century. Harry Potter’s “mom” is a British writer Joanne Rowling, who was born on July 31, 1965.
She started the first book about the English boy who entered the school of magic, the famous Hogwarts, in 1991, when she was a modest French teacher. Initially, several publishers rejected the manuscript because it was not interesting enough. That is why the “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” appeared in print only in 1997. And fabulous novel became a book of the year. Last novel “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released in 2007.
“Fairy tale about the boy wizard taught children to read,” says teachers.
In fact, the novels are made up of well-known magic cubes – Philosopher’s Stone, phoenix, Goblet of Fire.
The secret mission of novels is rehabilitation of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And it happened in England, a country where magic is strong traditionally, where there are still many secret societies.
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Charming miniature creatures

Charming miniature creatures by Macy McKenny

Charming miniature creatures by Macy McKenny

Macy McKenny is an artist from Phoenix (USA) who creates amazing miniature sculptures of animals.
After receiving a graphic design degree the girl didn’t want to demonstrate the results of her work to others. But one day her friend began giving hints that it would be nice to change her attitude.
“And since then the desire to sculpt comes to me in the form of short flashes, I buy polymer clay and create without stopping,” says the artist. Now there are many people who eager to buy tiny creatures.
“I even didn’t think that someone might want to spend money on my sculptures,” – she says.
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Voluminous Paintings by Justin Gaffrey

Voluminous Paintings by Justin Gaffrey

Voluminous Paintings by Justin Gaffrey

The American self-taught artist creates wonderful voluminous paintings. Surprisingly, Justin Gaffrey is actually a very famous chef and restaurant owner. As you can see, talented person is talented in everything. Some of his paintings are actually more like a nice salad with herbs, spices, mayonnaise, etc.
Justin began painting in 2001.The artist tried his hand at a variety of techniques. Beginning with primitive, “folk art” style works, he soon moved to Impressionism. Justin was inspired by Van Gogh’s pictures.
Working exclusively with acrylic paints and palette knife, Justin creates his “sculptures from paint”.
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Handmade coins by Paolo Curcio

Handmade coins by Paolo Curcio

Handmade coins by Paolo Curcio

Paolo Curcio is an Italian sculptor based in Spain. He is also known as mrthe77. Paolo transforms old coins from ordinary to extraordinary.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sculpture. Since 2003 Paolo has worked as a Jeweler. In 2011 his passion for artistic metalworking led him to discover the Art of Hand Engraving.
Buffalo nickel is an American five-cent coin which was minted from 1913 to 1938. It was made of soft metal and decorated with the image of an Indian’s head in traditional headdress which could be transformed into the portrait of another person, image of an animal or even landscape. The coins were nicknamed Hobo Nickels, most likely because a large number of unemployed artists during the Great Depression enthusiastically made a huge variety of coins. And of course numismatists all around the world have them in their collections.
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History of Body Art

History Body Art
Body art is not only body painting as many people used to think. It is art made on, with, or consisting of, the human body. It includes piercing, tattooing, scarification, branding, implanting, and hardcore. Makeup is very close to body art.
Body art is a performance art, which helps people to express themselves. But do not go crazy. It can be beautiful and frightening. Many of its forms associated with pain and even a health risk.
One way or another, but the decoration of the body is one of the most ancient customs.
Even in ancient times people pierced ears, lips, noses. Nostril piercing has been documented in the Middle East as far back as 4,000 years. In the sixteenth century it was very fashionable in India. Both ear and nostril piercing and jewelry are mentioned in the Bible.
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Water and ice by Zaria Forman

Water and ice by Zaria Forman

Water and ice by Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman is a very talented artist, who creates exciting pastel drawings. She is called the “Queen of the Icebergs”. Ice and water in her pictures look incredibly realistic. This series of pictures is called “Chasing The Light”.
Zaria can be considered a hero of our time, because she not only draws wonderful pictures, but also actively promotes environmental protection. Her pictures urge people to pay attention to environmental problems. Global warming occurs because of human activity. Icebergs, huge amounts of water, are melting at an unprecedented rate. If all icebergs turn into water, humanity will cease to exist!
Art can be not only beautiful, but also useful for mankind. People must reflect on the fragility of the world and take the right decision.
Zaria’s pictures are exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and overseas.
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Most absurd paintings sold for millions

The blood-red mirror by Gerhard Richter

The blood-red mirror by Gerhard Richter

These paintings are vivid examples of how you can get fabulous money for any “masterpiece” (drawn by a five-year child or bought at a flea market or garage sale, for example). You just need to give it a sounding name, make up an incredible story and put it up for world’s most famous auction.

“The blood-red mirror” by Gerhard Richter – $ 1.1 million
Gerhard Richter is one of the most famous German visual artists of our time. His pictures are controversial and ambiguous. As I see, it is just red paint on a mirror.
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