"La vista di tutto ciò che è estremamente bello, in arte o in natura, richiama con la rapidità del fulmine il ricordo di chi si ama". Stendhal 1783-1842, scrittore francese e reporter di viaggio.
Francisco Sanchis Cortés, 1969
Nacque in una famiglia di condizioni modeste. Il padre Giovanni era di origini francesi; la madre, Chiara Torcella, veniva da Murano. Il piccolo Francesco, ultimo di cinque figli, venne affidato ad una sorella della madre che aveva sposato Giovanni Binasco, armatore e mercante d'arte proprietario di una discreta collezione di dipinti. Già da piccolo mostrò una predisposizione per il disegno e lo zio lo affidò ad un restauratore affinché ne imparasse il mestiere. In seguito divenne allievo del pittore Francesco Magiotto presso il quale rimase per tre anni. Frequentò il primo corso di nudo nel 1803 e nel 1806 venne ammesso ai corsi di pittura della Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti dove fu allievo di Teodoro Matteini.
Venezuelan painter Carlos León-Salazar was born in Caracas in 1968. "I am a lawyer by profession, in relation to the arts - self-taught. For me, art is the need to accompany me since childhood, is a way to express himself, or rather, to find himself through him, as a very intimate and personal appearance, to find himself through art, music and literature. In short, I do creative work, because I like it because I love it.
And when I discovered watercolor, all last time I do it because plastic watercolor is consistent with the sensations and feelings that I experience ".
American painter Karen Tarlton is an artist from Manhattan Beach, California who have painted whimsical animals and figures, textural florals and scenes from California and around the world for nearly twenty years. Karen Tarlton is specializing in abstract and impressionistic palette-knife paintings, including landscapes and portraits. Karen’s oil paintings express her appreciation of nature with a simple intimacy that conveys a quiet emotion and a gentle strength.
Eduardo Argüelles is a Brazilian painter, cardiologist and university professor. Argüelles began painting at 48 years of age, and sustains up to today, his status of self-taught artist. To achieve higher levels of quality with his drawings, Argüelles adept the classic style, briefly transitioned to symbolist painting, leading to his current phase. Amazed with exquisiteness and perfection, especially of woman, Argüelles has the aptitude to create and/or recreate figures of extraordinary buoyancy and lucidity superimposing images that are, sometimes, indistinct. The result of that is what we can refer to "oneiric figurative". In his path, the painter participated in more than seventy of individual and cooperative exhibitions. Eduardo Argüelles is a member of “Ordem do Mérito das Belas Artes” -Merit Order of Fine Arts- and, holds an academic title at the “Academia Brasileira de Belas Artes“.
Кристина Нгуен, Ukrainian /Vietnamese painter: "I am based in Kyiv. Painting my favourite cities is my passion and because i love twilight, crossroads and rain, this all is reflected in my artwork. I use oils but in a manner which sometimes looks like watercolor, trying to give it more light and space.
I dream my paintings and i paint my dreams. I have a passion for all forms of art but painting and dancing tango are my favorites. you can meet me at tango events or art galleries around the world. besides that you can come across me at the crossroads of any big city where i'm standing watching people, waiting for another story to happen for me to be able to paint it".
Jim Tsinganos is a Sydney based Illustrator with over 20 years experience who has had 2 working stints in Amsterdam. He is the recipient of numerous awards, both locally and internationally and is represented in the UK and the US. Working primarily with pastels and watercolor, he is interested in creating work with a strong conceptual basis. This together with his keen sense of light give his work a unique and individual look that set it apart from the norm. "I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is of my dad sitting me down before our house guests and having me draw them. He was my first art director and that was my first assignment".
American painter William Cotton is an New York based painter, known for his surreal candy landscapes. His primary subjects are candy and naked women, often in combination. Will Cotton painted landscapes made out of pastries, melting ice cream, candy, and other tantalizing sweets on female models. He has a professional oven in his studio and makes all of these himself. Then uses them as models for the paintings.
Cotton was born in Melrose, MA, and earned his BFA from the New York Academy of Art. After graduating in the late 1980s, Cotton portrayed pop icons, such as the Nestlé Quick Bunny in his paintings.
Carolina Landea, Chilean painter, residing in the small coastal village of Cachagua, Chile, Carolina's paintings are stories of life; capturing moments, landscapes and the people who weave a certain magic through the spaces between.
Born in Santiago de Chile, in 1960, Carolina spent part of her childhood and teen years in Spain where she began her training in the art world as a student of Jose Luis Azparren, a professor at the San Fernando Academy of Madrid. On her return to Chile, she continued her studies with Reinaldo Villasenor and Edwardo Vilches.
Vietnamese-born American painter Kim Roberti immigrated to the United States in 1966 at the age of 16. Since that time she has lived in many areas of the US and other countries around the world. All the while, Kim had a love for art and longed to paint. In 1999 she gave up another career and began the path to becoming an artist.
In the years since, Kim has enjoyed much success by winning numerous awards in local shows while developing a following of collectors. Kim has studied under many artists, most notably David Leffel and Sheri McGraw in Taos, New Mexico. Aside from her painting, Kim also teaches classes in her studio and gallery in Cottonwood, Texas.
Russian painter Marina Zhgivaleva [Марина Жгивалева] was born in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region. In 1995 finished Yaroslavl Art School, department “Painting”. In 2001 finished Moscow State University of Press, department “Artistically-technical design of printing products”. Since 2002 - a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Lives and works in Yaroslavl.
Italian painter Giuseppe Muscio was born in Orta Nova, a small town situated in the historical and cultural region of Apulia. I was fascinated by the majestic landscape around me and realised that I was born to be an artist and painter. If I close my eyes, I still can smell the perfume of the rows of vines, the fragrance of the olives and the almonds. I immediately began to reproduce what I could see onto drawing sheets, which my grandfather would give me. Soon, I moved to Milan with my family, leaving behind my roots and my love for the region. I was passionate about painting; I studied the painting’s techniques of the greatest painters of 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. I also experimented with various painting techniques using scientific methods.
Francisco Sanchis Cortés, - Spanish painter, completed his high school degree Francisco enters to university who he left to dedicate himself to painting.
Francisco defines himself as an impressionist. He works in the advertising world with only 18 years old. His works are recollections of past pictures. His watercolours are in private collections in different parts of the world like: Spain, France, England, German, Holland and USA.
One of the most important work is the portrait of Archbishop of Valencia, Excmo y Revdmo Mr. D. Agustin Garcia Gasco y Vicente, with was presented at the Segrelles Gallery on November 27, 2001. His first exhibition was in Montpellier in 1995. Francisco makes one debut in Segrelles Gallery of Valencia on October, 1996. Later Francisco started in oil painting and he formed in the contemplation of feminity with Mediterranean colours.
Chen Yifei [陈逸飞] 1946-2005, famous Chinese classic painter, director and fashion designer, is a central figure in the development of Chinese oil painting and is one of China's most renowned contemporary artists. Although he was denounced for 'capitalist behavior' Chen's obvious talent and mastery of oil painting techniques won him recognition by the authorities. Chen soon became one of the leading painters of the cultural revolution, he was famous for his big Mao portraits and depiction of grand heroic events of the modern Chinese nation. After the Cultural Revolution Chen became the forerunner of a new age in Chinese aesthetics, promoting a new sense of modernity and lifestyle in his paintings as well as in fashion, cinema and design.
Inspired by the great impressionist masters, Spangler paints enchanting European scenes. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dorothy Spangler, american painter, has spent most of her life in Northern California, which provides a perfect environment for her love of color and light. After graduating from the College of San Mateo with a major in art, she studied for several years under the distinguished California plein-air painter, William Ward of Los Altos.
When he painted The Saint-Lazare Station, Monet had just left Argenteuil to settle in Paris. After several years of painting in the countryside, he turned to urban landscapes. At a time when the critics Duranty and Zola exhorted artists to paint their own times, Monet tried to diversify his sources of inspiration and longed to be considered, like Manet, Degas and Caillebotte, a painter of modern life.
Russian painter Людмила Попенко was born in Volgograd, and now lives in Moscow. She had numerous personal and group exhibits in Russia and other countries, her paintings were presented at Christie's Charity Auctions of Russian Art.
Lusia Popenko populates her works with characters brought from memory and imagination. Her paintings are pastoral: everything here is the way you want it to be: you have many lives and all of them are happy. These lives' stories resemble the novels you've read and movies you've seen. Everything here is an incarnation of your dreams of beauty and perfection.
Russian painter Владимир Гусев was born in 1957. The first teacher of drawing and painting in Vladimir was his father, an artist Sergey Gusev. But becoming a creative young artist connected with his studies at Moscow State Art Institute VI Surikova, from which he graduated in 1981. Department of Painting. Gusev teachers at the institute were honored artist of the RSFSR Professor Tsyplakov VG and Associate Professor Zabelin VN In 1983. Gusev, VS was admitted to the Union of Artists.
British-born American painter David FeBland was born in London, England and has received professional degrees from The University of Virginia and The University of Manchester, UK. A fully self-taught artist, FeBland pursued careers in Landscape Architecture and Communication Design as well as hosting a jazz radio program and bicycling through 44 countries before turning his full-time attention to painting in the mid-1980’s.
American painter Michelle Murray was born in Michigan and raised in Ohio before coming to Alberta as a young adult. She now resides in Edmonton with her husband Sean and their family. She is the mother of 8 and grandmother of 8. After early training in Commercial Art, she began to paint with oils in 2003. Representational oil paintings are Michelle`s passionate focus. In love with oils from the very first brush stroke, she realized the breadth, depth and width of oils is inexhaustible. Using the paint to it’s fullest, she uses thin transparent darks and thicker lights to add vibrance to her work. Depicting beauty for Michelle results from a special use of an illuminating light. Color, edges and value help breathe life into the canvas.
Russian painter Николай Бурдыкин, well known as a master of lyrical architectural landscape. However, in his work, took quite a mythological theme, which is reflected in works of this exhibition. The myth for centuries nourished the work of artists. Each generation of artists gave their interpretation of the myth. Not forgotten this issue and in our vain time. Referring to the mythological theme, Nicholas Burdykin not trying to illustrate it, and focuses all attention on the mythological characters. They first attracted the attention of the viewer. These images excite the imagination of the artist. Allows you to create graphically sophisticated - honed songs. Flowable line form in conjunction with a very thin complex tonal color solution attached to the work performed in an unusual graphic technique of painting a wonderful decorative and festive.
Invitami a splendori
|Camminerò per giorni e giorni,
e poi arrivando là dove sono,
scoprirò i tuoi sorrisi
larghi, i tuoi sguardi chiari.
che là, lontano,
Cuban painter Denis Nunez Rodriguez was born in Mantanzas, Cuba. He studied drawing and painting in Cuba`s National Art School and graduated in 1986 as a painter and professor of painting and drawing. Núñez has held numerous solo exhibitions in Cuba and worldwide. His works have been recognized with numerous awards and most of them illustrate book covers of famous authors.
Cuban painter Luis Miguel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba. At the age of 13, his outstanding abilities to create sketches and drawings led to him to be selected by the prestigious academy of art “San Alejandro” of Havana Cuba. During this time, his love of the sea and the underwater world he discovered temporarily distanced him from the art that he displayed such a passion as well. His love for underwater diving opened a new prospective for his abilities as an artist.
Sampo Kaikkonen, a Finnish figurative painter living and working in Oulu, Finland. His paintings respect the technique and style of the old masters.
The atmosphere in the paintings is timeless. There are no symbols of specific era and the landscape is universal. Beside the dominant human figures another strong factor in his works is emotion which mediates through his themes, expressions and colors.