giovedì 11 febbraio 2016

Domenico Purificato | Neorealist painter

Domenico Purified (Fondi, 1 November 1915 - Rome, 6 November 1984) was a Italian painter, protagonist of "Neorealismo".
In the first part of his career he joined the defined current Roman, initiated by Scipione (Gino Bonichi) and Mario Mafai , shared with Raffaele Wheats. A multifaceted artist, from 1940 to 1943 he was editor of the magazine Cinema.
After the war he was the protagonist in Rome of Neorealism, capturing in his paintings some of the people, country figures and scenes of everyday life.

Claude-Marie Dubufe | Portrait painter

Claude-Marie Dubufe, born in Paris, is said to have studied with Jacques-Louis David. Known for his skilled draughtsmanship, especially of portraits but also of genre and historical paintings, Dubufe exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1810 and 1863. His work is held in a number of regional collections in France as well as the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery, London. | © National Portrait Gallery

mercoledì 10 febbraio 2016

Odoardo Borrani | Macchiaioli Art Movement

Odoardo Borrani (22 August 1833 - 14 September 1905) was an Italian painter associated with the Macchiaioli group.
He was born in Pisa. The Borrani family moved to Florence, where Odoardo enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1853. There, he studied under Gaetano Bianchi, Giuseppe Bezzuoli and Enrico Pollastrini. However, he became independent of the academic styles.
His first painting while at the Academy was titled Un veglione di maschere alla Pergola. In 1859, he painted Lorenzo the Magnificent Saves Himself From Being Murdered in the Sacristy of the Cathedral, an episode of the Pazzi Conspiracy.

Édouard Bisson | Academic /Genre painter

Fanciful ideas and flowing line characterize Édouard Bisson's (1895-1939) studies of graceful feminine types. Distinguished by a certain charm, they agree with Delacroix that the first quality in a picture is to be a delight for the eyes.
Born in Paris in 1856, Édouard Bisson studied art under one of the most successful of French artists, Jean Leon Gerome.
He exhibited regularly at the Salon of French Artists of which he was a member.
He was awarded Honorable Mentions in 1881 and 1889, a Third Class Medal in 1897, and a Bronze Medal at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1900.

martedì 9 febbraio 2016

Karen Offutt, 1967 | Impressionist Figurative painter

Karen Offutt was born and raised in Dallas, Texas by a creative family who encouraged her to explore her artistic talent from an early age. Her father is an artist and her mother is a designer and owner of a needlepoint company. Throughout her formative years, Karen excelled in art classes and participated in several art exhibits. She studied at North Texas State University in search of a more formal fine arts education. As a young adult she sought a more serious outlet for her talent.
The turning point in her career came when she made the decision to study abroad and committed herself to becoming a fine artist.

Olivier Massebeuf, 1963 | Figurative painter

Olivier Massebeuf was born in Lyon, attended the Paris Beaux Arts Academy in the 1980’s and took pleasure in studying the work of graphic artists such as Hugo Pratt and Jacques Tardi but did not feel inclined to devote himself entirely to painting as a way of life.
In those days, he made a few acrylic paintings in black and white.
Between 1983-1987 he concentrated on his British studies but continued to draw and to indulge his fascination with the comic strip as an art form. With his sister Pascale he carried out a project called "Rosa". This involved the writing of a story which inspired the accompanying illustrative cartoon.

Pompeo Mariani | La Belle Époque

The 9th of September 1857 Pompeo Mariani (1857-1927) was born in Monza in a house in "Borgo Como" near S. Biagio Church from Martino Mariani and Giulia Bianchi. His father Martino (1826-1886) ran - together with Gaetano Pellegrino - the Commercial School Mariani-Pellegrini of Monza. In that school important generations of Lombard industrialists received the first fundamental teachings.

lunedì 8 febbraio 2016

Margot Homan, 1956 | Figurative sculptor | Public‬ Art

Margot Homan was born in the Netherlands and educated at the Tilburg Academy of Fine Arts. After a few years of teaching at the Markendaal College of Social Studies, she decided to follow her artistic vocation full time. She exhibits regularly at prominent art fairs, such as the European Fine Art Fair Maastricht and PAN Amsterdam, and her work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world. She lives and works in the Netherlands and Italy. | © The Royal British Society of Sculptors

Germana Eucalipto, 1965 | Abstract Figurative sculptor | Public Art

Nata a Sanfront, provincia di Cuneo, in Piemonte (Italia) dove risiede, Germana Eucalipto è ceramista e scultrice, ed espone dal 1992. Si forma presso la scuola d’arte di Saluzzo e poi nel più antico laboratorio di ceramica del cuneese del Maestro Balmas. La sua attività espositiva inizia nel 1992 fra Torino, Milano, Francia, Spagna e varie città italiane, ma la sua prima personale è stata a Mondovì. Sue opere sono presenti presso musei, chiese, e collezioni private ed alcune di esse sono state realizzate con l’antica tecnica del bucchero.

Hopare /Alexandre Monteiro, 1989 | Abstract Portrait painter | Street art

Alexandre Monteiro aka Hopare is a Paris-based growing figure of the street art scene. He discovered street art when he was around 12 years old while coming across an old factory covered with graffiti. He then started his very first illegal graffiti. In 2005 when he was in junior high school he was tremendously influenced by his art teacher who was none other than Shaka, a well-known French street artist still in the game.