Raphael [1483-1520] was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. He was born Raffaello Santi or Raffaello Sanzio in Urbino on April 6, 1483, and received his early training in art from his father, the painter Giovanni Santi. According to many art historians, he also studied with Timoteo Viti at Urbino, executing under his influence a number of works of miniaturelike delicacy and poetic atmosphere, including Apollo and Marsyas Louvre, Paris and The Knight's Dream 1501, National Gallery, London. In 1499 he went to Perugia, in Umbria, and became a student and assistant of the painter Perugino.
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Educated in several different genres of Lacquer painting, traditional Japanese painting and western painting, Toshiyuki Enoki's works are an amalgamation of the new and aged, reality and myth. This artist strives to antiquate his works, not only in his thematic tribute to well known traditional artists such as Maruyama Oukyou also in his artist process.
Bulgarian painter Ognian Kouzmanov, fine arts school, is a professional artist. He has also graduated design. He lives and works in Pleven, Bulgaria. He has made many exhibitions in France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Cheh Republic, Marocco, Serbia and Bulgaria. Many of his art works are possession of different european private collectors. He paints mainly abstract paintings.
Belarusian painter Yury Darashkevich was born in Asipovichi. "Following my passion, I attended and graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation I began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in my spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90's, I started to devote my attention to my art. Shortly after making this career change, my family and I moved to Toronto Canada. Being a full time artist I became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009. In 2010 I was recognized by the US Government as a “Person with extra ordinary abilities in Art” and granted a Green Card. Shortly after I opened my second studio in Palm Beach, FL. Currently my artwork is exhibited in art galleries in US and Canada".
Albena Vatcheva is a young Bulgarian-born French painter who advances in a spectacular way. Her painting is the heiress of various traditions, including that of masters of the icon. Using different oriental sources, in particular India and Persia, she has created a world of troubling fairy, which exercises a true fascination over the eye, so much her glowing colors create magic.
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British illustrator Russell Mills (aka) Byroglyphics was born in Exeter, Devon, UK. Graduated from Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer. Has spent almost 20 years crafting skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work.
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Maya Green [Майя Грин] -born Maya Greenblat, is a Ukrainian-Jewish contemporary painter, graphic artist, illustrator and sculptor. I have been an artist my whole life. Originally, i was born and raised in Ukraine and I first developed my love of art there. Since my childhood, I have been intrigued with the patterning of light and the interaction of color. I studied at the School of Art in Ukraine.
On 1978 I graduated from the Facility of Art. In 1996 I moved to Israel and settled in Tiberias, where I continued to pursue my passion as an artist and sculptor. Lived in Enakievo, Donetsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Anapa, Tiberias, New York, Saint Paul.Now, I live and work between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. I consider myself as a global citizen. Painting connects me to the world and allows me to express myself and translate what I see and feel onto canvas and paper.
Marc Chagall, (born July 7, 1887, Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire [now in Belarus]-died March 28, 1985, Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, France), Belorussian-born French painter, printmaker, and designer. He composed his images based on emotional and poetic associations, rather than on rules of pictorial logic. Predating Surrealism, his early works, such as I and the Village (1911), were among the first expressions of psychic reality in modern art. His works in various media include sets for plays and ballets, etchings illustrating the Bible, and stained-glass windows.
Mariana Palova is a young Mexican painter. She finds within the positive a living and colorful metamorphosis- the essence of her own cosmogony. Playing with the influence of her experiences and her transformations, Mariana surrounds herself with an aura showing special devotion to the nature elements, analogies, the substitution, human monsters and the astrologic environment.
Despite her young age and relative inexperience, her work has slipped quickly into important art/social circles. Equally rejected and loved, Mariana's sensitive artwork, evokes overflowing passion and a philosophy of life based on the beauty of human metamorphosis and the allure of imagination, eschewing all that is sick and grotesque in the world.
French painter Baraz Sacha, son of Ukrainian and Polish immigrants, was born in Paris on March 24, 1940 was a life whose content seems surreal to ordinary mortals. Indeed, You have to live it to believe it. To date, Sacha Baraz worked on three periods: surreal, figurative, and now it is in an abstract phase.
Discover Baraz Sacha and his work, is a human adventure like no other. It is a living crossroads of cultures, rare, buried and disparate. It is the expression by the materialization of images and colors of all shapes and kinds of lives. How not to succumb to so much talent and wealth of the mind? We don 'fate as they came. This is a free and strong spirit in a world where imitation and the standardization of tastes, choices, desires are measures undertaken by the law of the dominant business.