Svetlana Karel Revamps Classic Masterpieces to Fight Depression

By: Meghan Young - Sep 4, 2014
References: beautifuldecay
Art therapy is a growing field that helps people reconcile emotional conflicts while fostering self-awareness and personal growth, so it is no surprise that a particular artist turned to plasticine art to help her through her depression. Svetlana Karel is an economist at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Kiev, Ukraine, by day, but has delved into plasticine art after going through a tough divorce.

Recreating classic paintings through plasticine art, it is surprising to learn that she isn't widely regarded in the industry yet. Her work is full of talent and detail. Of course, that is why it is making its way around the world thanks to the power of the Internet. She writes, "The result was unexpectedly successful, so I continued to create pictures on childish theme for my daughters."