21/02/17 Aggiornato il:

Claude Monet | Impressionist / Plein air painter | Part. 6





This is part 6 of 6-part post on the works of Claude Monet.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- by Claude Monet see:
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Claude Monet | Impressionist / Plein air painter | Part. 5





This is part 5 of 6-part post on the works of Claude Monet.

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Claude Monet | Impressionist / Plein air painter | Part. 4





This is part 3 of 6-part post on the works of Claude Monet.

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Claude Monet | Impressionist / Plein air painter | Part. 3





This is part 3 of 6-part post on the works of Claude Monet.
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Claude Monet | Impressionist / Plein air painter | Part. 2





This is part 2 of 6-part post on the works of Claude Monet.
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20/02/17 Aggiornato il:

Nguyen Tuan, 1963 | Figurative sculptor






Born in Vietnam, Nguyen Tuan experienced the fall of Saigon in 1975, survived a failed escape attempt from his native land in 1988, witnessed the death of his close friend in the same escape attempt, and was then cast into a concentration camp.
Almost miraculously, he escaped the camp and fled to the United States where he became captivated with sculpting.
In 1995, Tuan Nguyen received his fine art degree from the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach, CA.

Ousmane Sow | The Auguste Rodin of Senegal





Ousmane Sow, Sculptor of Larger-Than-Life Figures, Dies at 81
By William Grimesdec. 1, 2016 © The New York Times, December 2, 2016

Ousmane Sow, often called the Auguste Rodin* of Senegal, who earned an international reputation for his expressive sculptures of the Nuba, Masai and other African peoples, died on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal. He was 81.
Mr. Sow (pronounced So) spent much of his life as a physical therapist but in his 50s became a full-time sculptor.

19/02/17 Aggiornato il:

Vala Ola, 1962 | Figurative sculptor





Vala Ola was born and raised in Iceland in 1962. She has lived in the US since 1994. After 8 years in Santa Fe, NM, she relocated to Arizona. Vala Ola's artistic talent was apparent at age 4, and from the age of thirteen she attended classes drawing models from life. Graduating from the College of Hamrahlid, she furthered her studies at the Icelandic College of the Arts, and later graduated from The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, England.

Claude Monet | Nymphéas / Water Lilies / Le ninfee | Painting series





Water Lilies / Nymphéas is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926)*.
The paintings depict Monet's flower garden at his home in Giverny, and were the main focus of Monet's artistic production during the last thirty years of his life.
Many of the works were painted while Monet suffered from cataracts.

18/02/17 Aggiornato il:

La Mano del Desierto / The Hand of the Desert, 1992



The "Mano de Desierto", or "Hand of the Desert", or "Mano del Desierto" is a large-scale sculpture of a hand located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, 75 km to the south of the city of Antofagasta, on the Panamerican Highway. The nearest point of reference is the "Ciudad Empresarial La Negra", La Negra Business City.
The sculpture was constructed by the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal* at an altitude of 1,100 meters above sea level. Irarrázabal used the human figure to express emotions like injustice loneliness, sorrow and torture. Its exaggerated size of is said to emphasize human vulnerability and helplessness. The work has a base of iron and cement, and stands 11 metres (36 ft) tall. Funded by Corporación Pro Antofagasta, a local booster organization, the sculpture was inaugurated on March 28, 1992.

17/02/17 Aggiornato il:

Jimmy Law, 1970 | Abstract portrait painter





Jimmy Law is a self-taught artist and painter of expressive portraits and resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
'- I was born in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State on 26 September 1970. I matriculated in 1989.
In 1990 I enrolled to study a three year Graphic Design Diploma course at the Technicon of the Orange Free State.
After my studies I was conscripted for National Service in the South African National Defence Force for one year'.

16/02/17 Aggiornato il:

George Bodine | Figurative / Cityscape painter





George Bodine paints landscapes, cityscapes and people. Recently, he has been travelling extensively in Europe, and his paintings reflect his unique vision here and abroad. He paints almost exclusively in oils, many of which are from small, niche manufacturers. George often hand stretches Belgian linen sized with rabbit-skin glue and primed with white lead, techniques dating from the 16th. century.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876





Author: Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Title: Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
Date: 1876
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: H. 131; W. 175 cm
Current location: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi


Bal du moulin de la Galette [Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette] is doubtless Renoir's* most important work of the mid 1870's and was shown at the Impressionist* exhibition in 1877.

15/02/17 Aggiornato il:

Ed Sandoval | Romantic Impressionist /Expressionist painter





Ed Sandoval was born in Nambe, New Mexico, to a prominent Spanish family. Hespent the childhood with a foot in two worlds; on his family’s ranch in Nambe and in Los Alamos, where his father worked as an engineer. Benefiting from a great education both Academically and in the Arts, Ed graduated from Los Alamos High School, before earning his B.A in Fine Arts from Eastern New Mexico University.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | La Balançoire / L'altalena, 1876 | Art in Detail



Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)*
Title: La balançoire [The Swing]
Date: 1876
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: H. 92; W. 73 cm
Current location: © Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
A young man seen from the back is talking to a young woman standing on a swing, watched by a little girl and another man, leaning against the trunk of a tree.

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