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Wassily Kandinsky | VideoArt

Wassily Kandinsky colors

Ancient Petra ~ Video Art

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Lena Sotskova, 1963

Lena Sotskova was born in Moscow. She was discovered as a child prodigy at the age of four. A descendant of generations of the Russian aristocracy, Lena was fortunate to have a privileged upbringing and elite education in leading art schools and through private lessons from masters of painting.

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Miroslav Yotov, 1977 ~ Surrealist painter

Miroslav Yotov, Bulgarian painter, was born in Isperih, Bulgaria. Yotov or Cirk as he is fondly known to his friends is an enterprising and versatile young artist whose work and scope embraces an amalgam of styles that highlight his unique individualism and view of the world. His style is unique - because of its Bulgarian accent and emotion, the brush strokes are well articulated and on occasions lustful, as if he is trying to seduce the viewer. This particular idiosyncrasy has won him accolades and admiration from his peers, critics and connoisseurs.
Miroslav Yotov 1977 | Surrealist painter

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Bruno Di Maio / Pablo Neruda

Nuda sei semplice come una delle tue mani,
liscia, terrestre, minima, rotonda, trasparente,
hai linee di luna, strade di mela,
nuda sei sottile come il grano nudo.

Francisco Goya | Rococo Era /Romantic painter and Printmaker

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Over the course of his long career, Goya moved from jolly and lighthearted to deeply pessimistic and searching in his paintings, drawings, etchings, and frescoes. Born in Fuendetodos, he later moved with his parents to Saragossa and, at age fourteen, began studying with the painter José Luzán Martínez (1710-1785). In 1746, the year of Goya’s birth, the Spanish crown was under the rule of Ferdinand VI.

Salvador Dali | Self-portraits

Salvador Dalí started to paint self-portraits very early on . In the ones made during adolescence, Dalí represents himself with a distant attitude towards his companions, but at the same time wishing to make an impact on them (or to provoke them) and on the public in general. Like other adolescents, he sought through his appearance an affirmation of his own personality, wearing long hair and sideburns, and dressing extravagantly. In his autobiography The Secret Life, he himself explains the meaning of one of his best-known self-portraits: "I'd let my hair grow, and wore it long like a girl's hair. Looking at myself in the mirror I would often strike the poses and melancholy appearance of Raphael, to whom the greater resemblance I bore the better, as far as I was concerned. I also awaited with impatience the sprouting of hair on my face so that I could shave and sport some good long sideburns. I wanted to give myself a 'weird appearance' as soon as possible, to compose a masterpiece with my own head".

Salvador Dali 1941 Soft self-portrait with grilled Bacon
Salvador Dali 1920-1921 Self-portrait with Raphaelesque neck

Kahlil Gibran / Pablo Picasso ~ Ti amo terribilmente..

Ti amo terribilmente,
se sbocciasse un fiore ogni volta che ti
ogni deserto ne sarebbe pieno...
Potrei dimenticarmi di respirare
ma non di pensare a te
Il grande amore non si può vedere ne
si può sentire solo con il cuore.
L'amore non da nulla se non se stesso,
non coglie nulla se non da se stesso.
L'amore non possiede ne é posseduto:
L'amore basta all'amore.

Juan Medina, 1950 ~ Surrealist painter

Juan Medina, Mexican painter, was born in Mexico City, 1950. In the beginning it was shape, then came light, afterwards color and finally texture; as in the architectonic creation, the genesis of Juan Medina’s pictorial work rests on a solid structure of techniques and concepts that weave in plastic dimensions his memories made of oil and canvas.
Juan Medina 1950 | Mexican Surreal Hyperrealist painter

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Caravaggio | Baroque Era painter

Arrogant, rebellious and a murderer, Caravàggio's short and tempestuous life matched the drama of his works. Characterised by their dramatic, almost theatrical lighting, Caravàggio's paintings were controversial, popular, and hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe.

Angel of Grief /L'Angelo del dolore, 1894

William Wetmore Story [1819-1895] was an American sculptor, art critic, poet and editor. Angel of Grief is an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.
A replica located in Palo Alto, California was made in 1901 to honor Henry Lathrop, brother to Jane Stanford, Stanford University co-founder, but was severely damaged in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, leading to its replacement in 1908. After years of neglect, the 1908 replacement was fully restored in 2001. This style of monument is also referred to as "Weeping Angel".

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Bec Winnel ~ VideoArt

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Jake Baddeley 1964 ~ Symbolist painter | VideoArt

Artist Statement: All is proportion. I am sitting, a cup of tea, some good music, a brush in hand and i am gone. There is nothing better: I forget where I am, who I am, and all sense of time. As Picasso once said: "I leave my body outside the studio." Or something like that...
I am working on a picture of a lady on a mechanical horse. Why? What is the significance of that? I have no idea. If it "works" pictorially, then do it. Paint first, ask questions later. Too many questions and the muse runs screaming.

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Aureliu Prodan, 1968

Moldovan painter Aureliu Prodan was born in Chisinau, Rebublic of Moldova.
Collectives expositions:
1994 Thessaloniki, Greece
1996 Chisinau, Moldova
2000 Athens, Greece
2000-2001 Chisinau, Moldova
2001-2002 Athens, Greece

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Danny McBride

Danny McBride was born in 1951 in Toronto, and has spent all of his working years in the arts as a musician, composer, singer and artist. First as a musician, composer and songwriter, Danny made world tours with the likes of David Hasselhoff, Chris de Burgh and Joe Cocker. His illustrious music career has netted him several gold and platinum records and a profile that still keeps him newsworthy. In 1996 he wrapped up a US and Taiwan concert tour and began to slow his pace.

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Lou Shabner | Pin-up painter

Lou Shabner was already an accomplished glamour artist in his native England for 25-plus years before becoming one of Brown and Bigelow's last pin-up painters. He often worked in gouache on board (which the examples below show), but was just as comfortable using other mediums. Included here is a complete monograph calendar from 1952.
Lou Shabner | American Pin-up painter

Roger Arndt

Roger D. Arndt has had a remarkable career since he began painting full time at the age of 14. He sold his first oil painting while still a teenager, and within a few years became a self-sustaining artist. His unique style continues to evolve; recent paintings feature bolder colours and scenes from his native Okanagan, in addition to his preferred subjects, the mountains and forests of Western Canada. Today, his work is featured in private and major corporate collections throughout North America, and his following extends as far as Japan.
Using a style that challenges conventional perceptions of landscape art, Roger D. Arndt draws the viewer into a setting characterized by luminous, fluid images that move and change with various intensities of light. A distinguishing quality of an Arndt painting is the ever present, gently flowing mist, whether it depicts an early morning haze, or a deepening sky at twilight.The mysterious and evocative nature of Roger D. Arndt’s work is achieved through a painstaking technique that originated with 15th century Flemish artists. Using smooth brush strokes and intensive glazing of layer upon layer of colour, he achieves greater depth and range, yet subtlety of colour. As light travels through the colours, they change, creating an atmospheric mood and causing the mist to “move”. “It’s evocative for me and, I hope, for the viewer" says Arndt. "It’s why I like oil as a medium.” A Roger D. Arndt painting is a timeless work of at that marries the breathtaking subject matter of Canada’s West with fine quality and craftsmanship. Roger is a smooth brush oil painter who utilizes a centuries old Flemish technique that was once practiced by European masters. His attention to detail is paramount from the time he conceptualizes the image and prepares his boards, to the finishing and framing of the completed piece.

Boris Indrikov, 1969 ~ Magical Realism painter

Boris Indrikov [Борис Индриков], Russian painter, was born in Leningrad, Russia. He graduated from the Art School as graphic designer. He worked for the Scientific Journal of Chemistry as illustrator. In 1994 he started his career as independent painter. His creativity is mainly expressed in a mystical realism, not seldom inspired by Eastern cultures. With an unbelievable feeling for the rythm of lines, he could have been a costume designer as well. Most of his works are monochrome in earth colors.His works can be found in collections in Russia, Holland, Germany, France and the USA. More from Boris Indrikov..

Boris Indrikov 1969 | Russian  Magical Realism painter

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Andrew Sterrett Conklin, 1961 | Figurative painter

Andrew Sterrett Conklin, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a figurative painter. He holds a BFA from the American Academy of Art, and a certificate in painting from the National Academy School in New York City. Conklin received additional instruction from portraitist Aaron Shikler and painter and illustrator David Levine.

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Oscar Wilde / Bruno Di Maio

La Bellezza è una forma del Genio, anzi, è più alta del Genio perché non necessita di spiegazioni.
Essa è uno dei grandi fatti del mondo, come la luce solare, la primavera, il riflesso nell'acqua scura di quella conchiglia d'argento che chiamiamo luna. Non può essere interrogata: regna per diritto divino.

Beauty is a form of Genius--is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.

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Victor Crisostomo Gomez

Peruvian painter Victor Crisostomo Gomez is a contemporary artist from Lima, Peru, and features the people and cultures of his native country in his vibrant and captivating portraits. These compelling images blend tradition with a contemporary edge. The dichotomy of past and present would normally be difficult and prohibitively complex, however, Victor, a Native American of Inca Qechua heritage, effortlessly bridges the two extremes while traveling the jungles of South America for his research and inspiration.

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Antonio Masini | Italy

Nasce a Calvello (Potenza) nel 1933. Compie gli studi classici e subito dopo frequenta lo studio di Domenico Spinosa dell’Accademia di BB.AA. di Napoli. Nel 1960 si laurea in giurisprudenza. Nello stesso anno partecipa alla Mostra Nazionale di Pittura “1º Centenario della Rivoluzione Lucana” e gli viene assegnato il primo premio. Nel 1970 espone con altri sette pittori italiani al Palms Shore Club Gallery di New York. Nel 1972 espone con un gruppo di artisti umbro-toscani al Palazzo dei Priori a Perugia. Con la Galleria Sant’Ambroeus di Milano partecipa nel 1975 e ’76 al Salon International d’Art, Art 6’75 e Art 7’76 a Basilea (Svizzera).

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Victor Koulbak

Victor Koulbak was born in 1946 in Moscow, where he studied at the Art School from 1958 to 1964.  He then spent two years working as a draughtsman for various publishing houses. In 1966, he was admitted to the Polygraphic Institute of Moscow, where he studied for three years. He then continued to work as an illustrator to earn his living. Five exhibitions in which he tried to show his work were closed down two-to-three hours after opening. In 1975, he left Russia and is presently living in Malta.
His work has been shown in France, Sweden. Norway, Belgium. Japan, Italy, England, Austria, Germany, Malta, Canada and the United States.

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Philippe Loubat, 1962

Philippe Loubat was born in Montpellier in 1962 and currently lives and works in Languedoc Roussillon, France. He dedicates himself exclusively to painting since 1980, and after 10 years of intensive research and self-taught experimental work, he maintains an assiduous presence in several renowned stages of international contemporary art, such as: Lineart - Gand / Belgium, Europ Art - Geneva / Switzerland, Holland Art Fair - La Haye and Art Twente - Almelo / Netherlands, St’ Art - Strasburg, Artenimes - Nimes, Grenoble, D’art - Nice / France, and Art New York and Art Expo - New York / USA. He is also represented in various private and institutional collections, as well as in the Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, in Bahia, Brazil.