Alexie Dyakov Russia...
is one of the emergent talents out of Moscow and a founding member of the new Russian Syndicate Art Concern. He and his partners work in Sand, Snow and Ice as well as other fine art media.
One of the younger guns of the crew, Alex is classically trained and has already won numerous awards. Including winning the Jesolo show the last year that it was a competition (2003 Ancient Rome)
He has worked on the Sultans crew for a number of years in both the summer and winter shows.
For more of Alex's sand work, see Archives.
|8.) Italian Films
Sculpted by Alexie Diakov Russia
While obviously not products of Hollywood, Italian films have had an influence not unlike that of Hollywood both in America and elsewhere in the world.
Of all the Oscars given at the Academy Awards for foreign films, Italy has won the most at 13. Including Oscars for the immortal Sophia Loren who won Best Actress for her role in Two Women, and Roberto Beligni for best actor in Life is Beautiful. That film also won Best Foreign Film in 1998, as did Mediterraneo in 1991, and Cinema Peridiso in 1989
Fellini Roma, La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, Marriage Italian Style, Divorce Italian Style, and 8 &1/2 are all Italian Classics.
Fellini is arguably the most influential and important foreign film director of his time.
A true icon of Italian Actors, Marcello Mastroianni made over 120 films. Most notably as a charming Latin Lover. Fellini once said Mastroianni was his (Fellini’s) alter ego.
Mastoianni was one of Fellini’s favorite actors. He also teamed up with Sophia Loren twelve times for an endearing big screen partnership including Marriage Italian Style, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, and Ready to Wear.