Pubblicato il 21/05/17 Aggiornato il

Everett Shinn | Ashcan School painter

Everett Shinn (1876-1953), a painter, illustrator, designer and playwright who was best known for his images of the theater, was born in New Jersey in 1876. He studied industrial design in Philadelphia from 1888-1890, and in 1893, he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. At the same time, Shinn supported himself as an artist-reporter for the Philadelphia Press, where he became friends with William Glackens, George Luks, and John Sloan, whose style of urban realism influenced Shinn to depict the bleaker aspects of city life. In 1897 he moved to New York to continue his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator.

Paris painting | Part.4

"Avremo sempre Parigi !"
"We'll always have Paris !"
diceva Humphrey Bogart ad Ingrid Bergman nel film Casablanca, una delle pellicole hollywoodiane più celebri di tutti i tempi, tratta dall'opera teatrale "Everybody Comes to Rick's" di Murray Burnett e Joan Alison, diretto nel 1942 da Michael Curtiz.
Nel 2005, questa frase fu scelta da 1500 addetti ai lavori dell'American Film Institute come la numero 43 tra le 100 migliori citazioni cinematografiche di tutti i tempi tratte da film di produzione USA.

Paris painting | Part.3

"Only the great distance that separates Paris from my native town prevented me from going back.. It was the Louvre that put end to all these hesitations.
When I walked around the circular Veronese* room and the rooms that the works of Manet*, Delacroix* and Courbet are in, I desired nothing more.

Pubblicato il 19/05/17 Aggiornato il

Alexander Saidov / Александр Саидов, 1970 | Still Life

Not long ago, Tutt'Art@ published the landscapes of Russian painter*
Saidov was born in St. Pavlovskaya, Krasnodar Krai. In 1989, he graduated from Krasnodar art College. Since 1995 member of Union of artists of Russia.
His works are in private collections in Russia, Germany, Turkey, USA, Australia, Thailand and other countries.

Pubblicato il 18/05/17 Aggiornato il

Edward Hopper | Magic Realism painter | Part.2

Edward Hopper (1882-1967)* was a prominent American* realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Hopper see:

Paris painting | Part.3

"I love the night passionately.
I love it as I love my country, or my mistress, with an instinctive, deep, and unshakeable love. I love it with all my senses: I love to see it, I love to breathe it in, I love to open my ears to its silence, I love my whole body to be caressed by its blackness. Skylarks sing in the sunshine, the blue sky, the warm air, in the fresh morning light. The owl flies by night, a dark shadow passing through the darkness; he hoots his sinister, quivering hoot, as though he delights in the intoxicating black immensity of space"
. Guy de Maupassant

Pubblicato il 15/05/17 Aggiornato il

Andrew Hem | Pop Surrealist painter

The Cambodian-born artist Andrew Hem was born during his parents’ flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide and his upbringing was influenced by the rural heritage of his ancestors and the urban sensibility of Los Angeles, where his family came to reside. Being positioned within these cultural dichotomies fostered an aesthetic inspired by graffiti, as well as tribal and supernatural imagery. Describing his compositions as dreamlike memories inspired by personal experiences, Hem’s ethereal paintings function as a window overlooking the invisible realm of the human spirit.