Ekaterina Panikanova book painting of a lady

Never underestimate the power of a book to tell a story. Used as an accessory to style a table or corner in your home it can tell your story – your personality, tastes , travels. A unique coffee table book used as a pedestal for a small item may turn out to be a real conversation starter.  Speaking off— imagine the conversations , if you were lucky enough to have in your home ,one of Ekaterina Panikanova’s gorgeous book paintings, first seen here.

Ekaterina Panikanova book painting of a deer

The St.Petersburg born, Rome based artist creates whimsical scenes  on the insides of vintage books using black ink and then moves them around at will to create these installations.

Part-paintings Part-installation ,Wholly-magical.

Ekaterina Panikanova book painting of cake

As a lover of books – real books with lovely “old book smells”, frayed fabric coverings , yellowed pages and fantastical stories about magical  faraway lands, these art works made my day…nay week!

Ekaterina Panikanova book painting of a bicycle


Ekaterina Panikanova book painting of a family


Ekaterina Panikanova book painting close up


All images :credits and copyrights,Ekaterina Panikanova.

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  • sandeep July 3, 2013, 2:31 pm

    Wow, where can I get one for my wife?

  • Prynka July 3, 2013, 8:50 pm


  • Suvidhi July 4, 2013, 9:22 am

    So amazing n creative!!

    • MakaZai July 4, 2013, 9:52 am

      another thing to add to our list when we visit Roma!


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