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Mahatma Gandhi and Igor Zenin | Quotes /Aforismi



  • Sii il cambiamento che vuoi vedere nel mondo.
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • Le pagine della storia del mondo sono tutte lordate dai sanguinosi racconti delle guerre di religione. Solo con la purezza e le buone azioni dei seguaci si può difendere la religione, mai con la contrapposizione a chi professa altre fedi.
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. 
  • An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  • Where there is love there is life.
  • You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
  • Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

Elena Shlegel /Елена Шлегель, 1965 | Romantic painter


"An artist lives partially in a dream - just like a poet does. I strive to reflect something impossible to exist…to allow an audience to see beyond the reality, to make up its own fairy-tale, to become a participator and a creator. And thus to feel happy for a moment…" says Elena Shlegel.


Belarusian painter Елена Шлегель was born in Minsk, Belarus.
1984 - Graduated from Minsk Art College;
1991 - Graduated from the Belarusian Art Academy (Monumental Art Department);
1988 - Began participating in the republican and international exhibitions and projects;
1996 - Became a member of the Belarusian Artists Union;
1998 - Became a laureate of the Republican Exhibition “Persona, Space, Time”;
1998 - Joined the “International Artists Guild” Association;
2004 - Joined the “Artel” Association;
2005 - Became a grant holder of the Ministry of Culture of Belarus.

Jeff Nishinaka, 1981 ~ Paper sculpture

American sculptor - a third-generation Japanese American born and living in Los Angeles - Jeff Nishinaka is the world’s premier Paper sculptor with a prolific career that spans 30 years. Nishinaka attended UCLA and graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design, where he first experimented with paper art and sculpture. Nishinaka’s commercial portfolio includes Bloomingdale’s, Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché, Credit Suisse, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pfizer, Sprint, The Peninsula Hotel, Visa, Penn State University, Paramount Pictures and Coca Cola among others.

Pubblicato il 30/08/13 Aggiornato il

Gaston La Touche ~ Post-impressionist painter

French painter Gaston La Touche [1854-1913] post-impressionist painter, draughtsman and pastellist was a leading colorist of the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries, who associated with all the important artists of the period. He was close friends with many of the Impressionists, but chose to follow an independent path in both technique and subject matter. His extraordinary imagination revealed itself in his wonderful depictions of monkeys, fetes, balls, theatrical subjects and interiors, all tinged with a wry sense of humor. His Versailles-inspired firework and fountain paintings are unique in quality and spectrum of color. Neglected for almost a century, with little or no research, La Touche's work is now being re-evaluated. In both commercial and art-historical circles, his paintings are now highly sought after.

Kahlil Gibran

"Esiste un momento in cui le parole si consumano ed il silenzio inizia a raccontare" ... Kahlil Gibran
Igor Zenin

Pubblicato il 29/08/13 Aggiornato il

Ikenaga Yasunari, 1965

Japanese painter Ikenaga Yasunari's [池永康晟] serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses. Using a Menso brush, mineral pigments, and soot ink on linen cloth, Yasunari continues the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting while simultaneously bringing modern elements to play, such as present-day clothing styles and floral textile designs. The result is both beautiful and melancholy, capturing the timelessness of the Nihonga style as well as its dimming presence through the years.

Pubblicato il 28/08/13 Aggiornato il

Osman Hamdi Bey

Osman Hamdi Bey, [Constantinople 1842-1910], Ottoman statesman, painter and art expert who put forth legislation aimed at regulating finds made by various archaeological enterprises in the Ottoman Empire and preventing the antiquities from being smuggled abroad.
As a painter, he became famous while he was alive. He worked on compositions with figures and portraits, and he was the first Turkish artist who painted figures. In his paintings, there are many architectural and decorative details. He frequently appears as the main character; he used photos taken of him in different outfits and poses for his drawings. Today, many domestic and foreign museum collections include his paintings as well.
The Tortoise Trainer, Pera Museum, İstanbul
The Tortoise Trainer - Pera Museum, İstanbul

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Igor Zenin, 1948 ~ Dreaming Spirit

Moldovan Photographer Igor Zenin has been a photographer for over 45 years. His work is well known in Europe far beyond the borders of his home country the Republic of Moldova. A talented photographer's lens captured a lot of significant events and famous people, including visit to Moldova of the first man in space cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin back in 1966.
In 2007 over 80 works exhibited in Strasbourg during the winter session of PACE. Later works of Igor Zenin appeared on covers of several editions of the Council of Europe.

Allen Bentley ~ Love story



American painter Allen Bentley received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and his BFA from Western Carolina University in 1996. Bentley’s work has been exhibited across the country, with solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Diego and Philadelphia. He has shown in the Philadelphia International Airport and in Artworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2009, Bentley had his first solo museum show at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. He teaches Life Drawing and Intro Drawing at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. When Bentley is not traveling the country working with professional to celebrity dancers, he lives in Montgomery Village, MD with his wife and children.

Pubblicato il 26/08/13 Aggiornato il

Slava Groshev, 1967

Russian painter Слава Грошев is quite simply an outstanding artist producing masterworks that should grace any serious collection of art. A Moscow native Слава Грошев trained both there and in Montreal, Canada. Ever since he has been producing work on a range of subjects, including not only religious themes, but more traditional landscapes and realist figurework that often comes with a twist. His realist work is not only technically superb but captures the essential life of a subject demonstrating the difference between great painting over the coldness and stiffness of other realist work whatever the medium. Without a doubt Слава’s work is stunning.

Jasmine Le Nozac'h, 1970

At age 14, Jasmine Le Nozac'h - Belgian painter, began her art studies at the St Luc School of art in Belgium, continuing at the Beaux Arts School in Tournai.
Over 8 years, she first studied photography, graphic arts and plastic arts. She then left for Paris to learn the trade of interior decorating at the Higher Institute of Decorative Painting - Ipedec. In 1993, she passed her diploma with flying colors; finishing top of her year.
Immediately recognized for her talent, she now works with architects, photographers, local government agencies and private clients not only all over France, but also in Lebanon, Belgium and Italy.

Pubblicato il 25/08/13 Aggiornato il

Evandro Schiavone, 1984 | Surrealist painter



Evandro Schiavone is a professional Brazilian artist who was born in 1984 in Salto, Sao Paulo. He makes spectacular surreal paintings to blow the viewer mind. He started his first drawing lessons when he was 12-year-old, before that Evandro invested all of his energy into music and sports. Today Evandro Schiavone gives art classes. His artwork is influenced a lot by Salvador Dalí’s artwork who is known as the most recognized surrealistic painter and artist.
Evandro Schiavone’s surreal paintings present us dream and lyric colored worlds, where are subverted and the logic do not apply. We appreciate the wonderful surreal paintings of Evandro Schiavone.

André Minaux ~ French Abstract painter

French painter André Minaux [1923-1986] was an drawer, lithographer of figures, still lifes and landscapes, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, who began as one of the post-war group of young French artists interested in a certain return to realism. He is considered as a 20th century painter belonging to «la Nouvelle École de Paris».
Born in Paris. Studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs 1941-5 under Brianchon. First one-man exhibition at the Galerie des Impressions d'Art, Paris, 1946. Awarded the Prix de la Critique 1949. Exhibited in 1949 and 1950 with the group 'Homme témoin', which also included Lorjou, Buffet and Rebeyrolle.

Pubblicato il 23/08/13 Aggiornato il

Hessam Abrishami, 1951

Iranian painter Hessam Abrishami has provided the world with images that capture an essence of love and romance. At age 15, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his own talent for painting. As a result he became almost obsessed with painting.
Hessam, at age 17, received his first award for painting and went on to win top honors in painting in an all-country student competition in Iran. At age 19, he achieved first place honors in the "Iranian New Artists Competition". Many other national and international honors and recognitions have followed since.

Rumen Nikolov Dimitrov, 1975 | Abstract Figurative painter

Bulgarian painter Rumen Nikolov Dimitrov was born in Dezde. From 2002 live in Spain.


Pubblicato il 22/08/13 Aggiornato il

Kim Nelson ~ Australian Symbolist painter

Australian painter Kim Nelson lives and works in the foothills of the Brindabella mountain range, near the Australian National Capital, Canberra. He has been a finalist in the Black Swan Prize, the CountryArts Energy Prize, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize amongst many others.

Nicolae Vermont | Genre /Post-Impressionism /Realist painter



Romanian painter Nicolae Vermont [1866-1932] was one of the masters of Romanian Realist painting and one of the most interesting painters, muralists and draftsmen of his time, as many viewed him as an associate of Stefan Luchian. He was a prolific and surprisingly innovative artist, with a strong, original style and manner and quite a broad choice of subjects, but he preferred landscapes and still lifes.

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Silvia Cordedda, 1991 ~ Fractal Garden

Italian artist Silvia Cordedda was born in Carrara, Italy. She has been fractalist since January 2012. Cordedda attended Chemical Engineering in University of Pisa and took Japanese lessons in her free time.

Vladimir Zhdanov, 1959 | Siberian landscape painter

Russian painter Владимир Жданов was born in Omsk and currently lives in Gatchina, St. Petersburg.
Theme of creativity
: the Siberian landscape, the images of ancient Russian cities and royal residences, still life, female and children's portraits.
His works are in many private collections in Russia and abroad, in particular: the German foreign minister, the mayor of New York, the consul United States in St. Petersburg, at the American Embassy in Moscow. About the artist filmed two movies, one of which was presented at the All-Russian Festival TV film in St. Petersburg in 1998. In 2000, the chief researcher on the art of the twentieth century. Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, DM Dmitrienko recommended purchase of contemporary art two works by the artist as having high artistic value.

Stanka Kordic ~ Abstract/Realist figure painter


Stanka Kordic is an American painter born of Croatian parents. The cultural tradition provided to her by her family armed Kordic with a strong work ethic, and a passion for life that can be seen reflected in her success as a freelance artist. After graduating the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1985, Kordic traveled Europe, taking in as much art as humanly possible - searching for her own voice as a painter.

Pubblicato il 17/08/13 Aggiornato il

Ildiko Neer ~ La foresta incantata

"Per sfuggire al mondo non c'è niente di più sicuro dell'arte e niente è meglio dell'arte per tenersi in contatto con il mondo".
Johann Wolfgang Goethe 1749-1832

Pubblicato il 16/08/13 Aggiornato il

Matthew Scherfenberg

Matthew Scherfenberg is an American photographer. "Most of my work focuses on the human body, the form I think is most beautiful to human eyes. Often I attempt to distill out all the sexuality, identity and emotion and present only the aesthetic element. This is not meant to be sterile. I want to provoke. I want to stimulate. I want whatever the observer feels to come from inside themselves. I make art for the sake of art. I do some commercial work, but mostly art for gallery shows".

Pubblicato il 15/08/13 Aggiornato il

Frode Nyboe, 1980 | Surrealist /Minimalist painter



Norwegian painter Frode Nybø, a full-time-painter, was born and live in Aalesund, Norway, a place where mountains, fjords and wheater gives inspiration. In recent years painting as a hobby has developed into a passion.

I`ve explored both oil and watercolor as medium - but these days I only use acrylics for my paintings. It suits my patience better. The natures colors, phenomena and lights are my resources for inspiration.

Ildiko Neer ~ Dreamland

Budapest-based photographer Ildiko Neer enjoys composing impressive natural environments retouched photos all together in the series called “Dreamland”. With beautiful colors, beautiful landscapes and enigmatic paths are discovered later in the article.



I started taking photos in 2009.
My pictures express the feelings and moods what I felt during my trips in the last few years. If I try to imagine myself, I see someone walking on the road straight to the light.
This kind of light the photography and the post-processing in my life.
In the dreamland that I create I feel myself at home.
I belong to the forest. I am under big trees, waiting for the miracle to begin.
I invite you to take a trip with me. Just relax and fly with your thoughts.
Thanks for visiting...

Pubblicato il 14/08/13 Aggiornato il

Velichko Roman, 1968

Russian painter Velichko Roman [Величко Роман] was born in Biysk. In 1993 he graduated from the Aircraft Institute, Flying Apparats Department in Harkov. More than 15 years he has been indulged into graphic design.
His creative work picks out with romantic features such as striving for the concentration of philosophy with art, the expression of freedom of rational, use of symbols independent of rational interpretation. Each of his works is the expression of unique emotional state that makes the audience get deep in thoughts and involved into the creation. The painter's creative work is the reflection on himself, the connection of inspiration and skills.

Claude Debussy & Paul Verlaine | Clair de Lune

"Clair de Lune", il terzo dei quattro movimenti della Suite Bergamasque per pianoforte di Claude Debussy [1862-1918], è ispirato all’omonima poesia di Paul Verlaine, il grande poeta simbolista francese, tratta dalla raccolta "Fêtes galantes" del 1869.

Chiaro di Luna di Paul Verlaine


La vostra anima è un paesaggio squisito
che maschere e bergamasche ammaliano
suonando il liuto e danzando e quasi
tristi nei fantasiosi travestimenti.


Pubblicato il 13/08/13 Aggiornato il

Paul Verlaine ~ Art Poétique

Arte poetica [Art Poétique] fu scritta dal poeta simbolista francese Paul Marie Verlaine [1844-1896] nel 1882, mentre era in carcere in Belgio. Il titolo richiama l'analogo poemetto del poeta latino Orazio, assunto, nei secoli, come la migliore sintesi della visione classicista del poetare. La celebre lirica di Verlaine, riscrivendo le regole della poesia, fu subito considerata Il Manifesto della nuova scuola Simbolista.
Gustave Courbet - Portrait of Paul Verlaine
Portrait of Paul Verlaine by Gustave Courbet

Pubblicato il 12/08/13 Aggiornato il

Kenneth Potter | Watercolor painter



American painter Kenneth Potter [1926-2011] was born in Bakersfield, CA. Studied: San Francisco Academy of Art, Academie Frochot (Paris), Istituto Statale d'Arte (Florence); Member: Society of Western Artists; American Watercolor Society. Ken Potter is a third generation Californian. He grew up in Northern California during the depression and began drawing regularly at an early age. While living in Sacramento, he received art instruction through a W.P.A. sponsored program. As a teenager, he visited the 1939 World’s Fair art exhibit in San Francisco where he viewed works by many of the world’s greatest artists. He was particularly excited about modern works, especially the French modernists.

Santos Hu, 1955 | Surrealist painter

Chinese painter Santos Hu [胡文賢], alias Wen Shyan Hun, was born in the South of Taiwan and began to study Fine Arts in his home country at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Taipei. In the early 1980’s, he moved to Spain to expand his artistic knowledge at the prestigious University Complutense of Madrid, from which he graduated in 1988.


Ever since 1987, he has continuously exhibited in Spain as well as in Taiwan. Having received numerous prizes and awards for his work, which is mostly still life with sometimes impressionistic, often surrealistic touches, Santos Hu is a master in combining the inner and outer lives…the real world and a dream-like state that co-exist.

Elena Prudnikova, 1978

Russian painter Elena Prudnikova [Елена Прудникова] was born in Chita, Russia. In 1997 she graduated from the Chitinsky Art School as an artist designer. Graduated from Krasnoyarsk art college and St. Petersburg State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture IE Repin.
Member of the Russian Artists Union. Her works are among private collections in Russia and abroad: Spain, England, France, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Caribbean Isles, America, Latvia and Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland and Brazil.

Pubblicato il 11/08/13 Aggiornato il

Vincenzo Cardarelli / Jimmy Lawlor | I gabbiani /Seagulls

Non so dove i gabbiani abbiano il nido,
ove trovino pace.
Io son come loro
in perpetuo volo.
La vita la sfioro
com'essi l'acqua ad acciuffare il cibo.
Jimmy Lawlor, 1967 - Irish Surrealist painter

Antoine de Villiers, 1977 ~ South African painter

South African painter Antoine de Villiers hails from a small town in the dry, northern part of South Africa called Potchefstroom. Here she developed her natural artistic skills from the day she discovered that crayons could draw on walls and years later she subsequently studied graphics and web design at Potchefstroom University. In 1996 she devoted herself full-time to painting and ran a studio in Stellenbosch.

Pubblicato il 10/08/13 Aggiornato il

Alexander Averin, 1952

Russian painter Alexander Averin [Александр Аверин] was born in Noginsk, near Moscow, The main theme of Alexander Averin’s painting are genre scenes with charming Russian young ladies against blossoming meadows and gardens, shady river coasts and sea landscapes. Plot of the paintings is filled with sincere warmth and cordial feelings towards children.

Pubblicato il 07/08/13 Aggiornato il

Igor Belkovsky, 1962

Igor Belkovsky [Игорь Белковский] works in the classical realist style and fluent in technology multilayered paintings by old masters. His paintings are meticulous execution, beautiful harmonies and attention to detail. When working on a portrait of the artist the most attention has focused face of the portrait and the transfer of its internal state.

Pubblicato il 06/08/13 Aggiornato il

Bill Bate, 1962

Born in Liverpool, British painter Bill Bate graduated from St. Martin's school of art with a BA in fine arts. He works largely with oil and his particular characteristic is the nebulous smokey aurorer surrounding striking life forms which is enhanced only by his exquisite use of brush strokes.

Evgeniy Monahov, 1974

Russian painter Evgeniy Monahov [Евгений Монахов] was born in in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Art College and the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (faculte of easel painting, studio under the guidance of professors M. Abakumov and V. Sidorov). Since 2002 a member of the International Federation of Artists and National Artist's Union of Russia.
Monakhov's paintings excite the same feelings, as music and poetry do. Metaphors of time, history and personal emotional experience pass before spectators. Delicate colours and refined contours create beautiful musical harmony.

Pubblicato il 05/08/13 Aggiornato il

Pierre Auguste Renoir ~ Portrait

'La pittura non si racconta, si guarda. A cosa servirebbe, se anche ti dicessi che le cortigiane di Tiziano fanno venire voglia di accarezzarle? Un giorno o l’altro ti capiterà di vedere quei quadri, e se non ti faranno nè caldo nè freddo vorrà dire che di pittura non ne capisci niente. E io che cosa potrei farci?'
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Alexander Shubin ~ Russian-born Canadian painter

Russian-born Canadian painter Alexander Shubin expresses his creative mind using a unique style and techniques which he has developed living and painting in Europe, but he is always in search for a new and original manner to express himself in art. In his works Alex often uses contemporary and surreal ideas and combines them with his extraordinary style. Quite in early age Alex has shown a talent in art. Having Master degree in Science, Alexander has always felt that his heart belongs to art, so he made a decision to become a fine art painter and now he is a self-representative artist.

Le Bagnanti nell'Arte

Il tema delle bagnanti "The Bathers" - l’inserimento del nudo nel paesaggio, occupa una parte cospicua nella produzione pittorica dei grandi maestri, diventando fondamentale per la stessa storia dell'Arte. Le numerosissime tele di Cézanne influenzarono profondamente tutti i protagonisti delle avanguardie, da Matisse a Braque, da Picasso a Moore.
Soprattutto Picasso e Matisse, e tramite loro gran parte dei pittori del Novecento, pur attraverso percorsi diversi, gli saranno debitori di nuove possibilità espressive del linguaggio pittorico.


Pubblicato il 04/08/13 Aggiornato il

Pablo Picasso ~ The Bather series

Il tema delle bagnanti "The Bathers" - l’inserimento del nudo nel paesaggio, occupa una parte cospicua nella produzione pittorica dei grandi maestri, diventando fondamentale per la stessa storia dell'Arte. Le numerosissime tele di Cézanne influenzarono profondamente tutti i protagonisti delle avanguardie, da Matisse a Braque, da Picasso a Moore.
Soprattutto Picasso e Matisse, e tramite loro gran parte dei pittori del Novecento, pur attraverso percorsi diversi, gli saranno debitori di nuove possibilità espressive del linguaggio pittorico.
Dopo la pubblicazione della serie "The Bathers" del francese Paul Cézanne, di Edgar Degas, del belga Théo Van Rysselberghe ed in seguito del russo Vitali Tikhov [Виталий Тихов Гаврилович], la Tutt'Art@ Vi presenta la serie delle Bagnanti di Pablo Picasso 1881-1973.

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