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Artist Uses Nature To Color Animal Paper Silhouettes
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Art, Nature6 years ago

Artist Uses Nature To Color Animal Paper Silhouettes

Nikolai Tolstyh takes photos of paper animal silhouettes in a natural setting. The combination is surprisingly perfect: the surroundings provide both color for the cutout and a scene to frame the animal.

Papercutting as art has been practiced since at least the 6th century in China. However, it was only in the 16th or 17th century that this craft reached Europe. While this may seem recent, don’t forget that paper manufacture only started in Europe in the 10th century!

More info: Instagram (h/t: mymodernmet)

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suzemagoo
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6 years ago

Exceptionally well done not only with the pairing of nature with animal but in the animal poses too.

CharlotteHay
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6 years ago

Great use of photography and good old fashioned magic with paper and scissors

tiagoobin
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6 years ago

Adorable and creative ^.^

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suzemagoo
Community Member
6 years ago

Exceptionally well done not only with the pairing of nature with animal but in the animal poses too.

CharlotteHay
Community Member
6 years ago

Great use of photography and good old fashioned magic with paper and scissors

tiagoobin
Community Member
6 years ago

Adorable and creative ^.^

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