Beautiful Art: architecture, paintings, sculptures, etc

Blue Dragon River. Portugal. Some kind of art... ah.

This might be a stretch for this thread, but what of looking at our lives as a work of art, forged with a likeness to an artistic endeavor, growing in knowledge and being?

“The knightly character is art, not nature — something that needs to be achieved, not something that can be relied upon to happen."
— C.S. Lewis


"The producers and promoters of modern art form a veritable mafia that is made up of an international network of art galleries, museums, universities, critics and auction houses. Governments at the national and provincial levels also support this genre by subsidizing artists and related exhibitions, thus contributing to the distortion and imbalance of the masses. Art should elevate people's feelings, arousing in them appreciation and admiration for the beauty of classical forms and noble deeds. The so-called modern or contemporary art is nothing more than the manifestation of an unbalanced society uprooted from nature by the pretentious and perverse intellectuals of Gramscian formation who control the media and the educational system of our decadent society. So, it is used as a weapon of cultural degradation. The awareness of this is the duty of every good citizen and every lover of beauty and dignity."

~Claudio Lombardo
Beautiful and Expensive Imperial Egg of Russia from the House of Faberge. Most eggs tell us about the Romanov's history.

A summary of the topic by the website History:
"In 2010, an American scrap-metal dealer visited an antique stall somewhere in the United States and purchased a golden egg sitting on a three-legged stand. The egg was adorned with diamonds and sapphires, and it opened to reveal a clock. Intending to sell the object to a buyer who would melt it down for its component metals, the dealer purchased this egg-clock for $13,302. He then had trouble selling it, as potential buyers deemed it overpriced. The dealer had valued it incorrectly—but not the way he originally thought. In 2014, the man—who remains anonymous—discovered that his little golden objet d’art was one of the 50 exquisitely bespoke Fabergé Easter eggs created for imperial Russia’s royal Romanov family. Its value? An estimated $33 million. The Romanovs’ royal Easter egg tradition began with Czar Alexander III in 1885. Alexander was then in the fifth year of his reign, having succeeded his father, Alexander II, who had been killed by bomb-wielding assassins. In 1885, Alexander sought an Easter gift to surprise and delight his wife Maria Feodorovna, who had spent her early years as a Danish princess before leaving Copenhagen to marry him and become a Russian empress. He turned to Peter Carl Fabergé, a master goldsmith who had taken over his father’s House of Fabergé jewelry business in 1882."

Some images I find adorable:
Illustration by Libby Nixon

"Pagan White Hare Under a Full Moon"
Art by Steve Astromag

Hideaki Kobayashi b.1970. Contemporary Japanese painter.
"Black Cat with Cherry Blossoms" 2017

Art by Loïc Jouannigot
French illustrator
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Naoko Stoop Illustration

By Lisa Aisato, Norway

Petra Brown"Taking Care of their Baby"

"On a winter walk" Artist Elena Salnikova

Art by illustrator Julie Mellan
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