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Salvador Dali | Surrealist Newton, 1977

This sculpture was born of Salvador Dalí's respect for Sir Isaac Newton and his discovery of the law of gravity, represented by the famed falling apple. Dalí has pierced the figure with two large spaces: one which portrays the absence of Newton's unique physical body, while the other space clearly displays the lack of his singular mind. 



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Ugo Attardi | Abstract Expressionism painter /sculptor

Ugo Attardi (1923-2006), one of the most versatile Italian artists, died the morning of July 21 at the age of 83 in Rome. Attardi´s fame crossed borders as a well known painter, sculptor and writer.
Ugo Attardi was born in Genoa and grew up in Palermo. In 1945 founded Consagra and Guttuso 'Forma 1', the first group of abstract painters of the post war era. Later, he dedicated himself to his Expressionist Existencialist style.



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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor | Part. 8

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Franz Borghese | Expressionist / Cubist / Symbolist painter /sculptor

Italian painter and sculptor Franz Borghese was born in Rome in 1941.
He attended Rome’s Fine Arts Academy and Rome’s Artistic Lyceum together with Purificato, Capogrossi, Maganzini and Turcato. Multiple techniques were used by the artist: oil and gouache, ink and watercolour, printing and sculpture.



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Nguyen Khac Chinh, 1984 | Symbolist / Surrealist painter

With a harmonious combination of colours, both modern and imbued with Eastern culture, the set of paintings entitled "The Life of Mannequins" by artist Nguyen Khac Chinh brought to viewers a unique, interesting perspective on life and humans in a contemporary art space.
Born in 1984 in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyen Khac Chinh graduated from the Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 2006, and is a highly skilled artist in oil painting thanks to his participation in group exhibitions since he was a student.
During his years of studying and taking part in art exhibitions of different forms, such as installation, performance, video art, oil painting and lacquer painting, he accumulated a thorough knowledge and experience of art.



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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor | Part. 7

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Lui Liu 刘溢, 1957 | Surrealist painter

Lui Liu 刘溢 was born in North China and came to Canada in 1991. Speaking both Chinese and English fluently, Lui Liu possesses superb painterly techniques, his unique language that finds a wide range of audience around the world. His acquisition of techniques started during China's Cultural Revolution when he was a young boy painting posters on the streets and continued in the most prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.



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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor | Part. 5

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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor | Part. 4

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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor | Part. 3

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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor | Part. 2

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Marc Chagall | Birthday / Il Compleanno, 1915

"Do not move. Stay just as you are", he commanded with what I can only call hot urgency...
He put a fresh canvas on his easel, snatched up brushes, and flung himself at it so passionately that the easel shook. Dabs of red, blue, white, and black flew through the air and swept me up with them. Up and up. I looked down and he was standing on tiptoe on one foot. He lifted me off the ground, leapt up himself, and glided with me up to the ceiling..


Marc and first wife Bella Rosenfeld Chagall, Paris, 1929 by André Kertész

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Edgar Degas | Horse racing /Corse di cavalli

French Impressionist painter, Edgar Degas (1834-1917), began painting scenes with horses in the 1860s.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Degas see Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor.

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Leonardo da Vinci | Escusazione dello scultore | Il Trattato della Pittura

Trattato della Pittura* - Parte prima /37

Dice lo scultore, che s'esso leva piú marmo che non deve, non può ricorreggere il suo errore, come fa il pittore; al quale si risponde, che chi leva piú che non deve non è maestro, perché maestro si dimanda quello che ha vera scienza della sua operazione. Risponde lo scultore, che lavorando il marmo si scopre una rottura, che ne fu causa essa e non il maestro di tale errore; rispondesi tale scultore essere in questo caso come il pittore a cui si rompe ed offende la tavola donde egli dipinge.


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Edgar Degas | Landscapes

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Degas see Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor.

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Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter | Drawing

Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Degas see Edgar Degas | Realist/Impressionist painter and sculptor.



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David Roberts RA | Romantic Orientalist painter

Artist David Roberts and Near Eastern Archaeology

by Dr. Patrick Hunt


Scottish artist David Roberts (1796-1864) was instrumental in helping to stimulate a growing fascination with the Near East by Europeans, especially within British society where biblical accounts of the rise and fall of empires were familiar, as much intellectual fare as anything else and staple bread and butter for religious imagination. The Romantic Movement’s eschewing of Enlightenment ideals turned instead to exotic themes and ruins, also replacing Neoclassicism with Orientalism.



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16th century Artists | Sitemap

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Giorgione | Judith, 1504 | Russian Hermitage Museum

    Author: Giorgione
    Painting, Oil on canvas, 144x68 cm
  • Origin: Italy, 1504
  • Personage: Judith
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Source of entry: Collection of baron L.A. Crozat de Tierra, Paris, 1772
  • School: Venetian
  • Location: Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
  • Theme: The Bible and Christianity

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15th century Artists | Sitemap

At the end of the Middle Ages, art across Europe was dominated by a decorative and refined manner known as the International Style. Ornate, with brilliant color and gilding, it reflected courtly tastes and continued, for some time, to attract patrons in Milan, Ferrara, and other aristocratic Italian cities, even as more naturalistic Renaissance styles began to take root elsewhere.
By the mid-1400s, in Florence especially, both artists and patrons had begun to embrace new subjects and approaches.


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Jinnie May | Abstract Watercolour painter

Jinnie May has always had an appreciation for art, but it wasn’t until she retired in 2000 that she began to seriously pursue art. Currently Jinnie is interested in the use of watercolor for its spontaneity, portability and indecisiveness. Her initial inspiration comes from studying California Watercolor artists from the 1940’s and 50’s, who painted genre paintings on large paper using big brushes and bold colors.



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Correggio | High Renaissance Mannerism painter

Correggio, byname of Antonio Allegri (born August 1494, Correggio [now in Emilia-Romagna, Italy]-died March 5, 1534, Correggio), most important Renaissance painter of the school of Parma, whose late works influenced the style of many Baroque and Rococo artists. His first important works are the convent ceiling of San Paolo (c. 1519), Parma, depicting allegories on humanist themes, and the frescoes in San Giovanni Evangelista, Parma (1520-23), and the cathedral of Parma (1526-30). The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine (c. 1526) is among the finest of his poetic late oil paintings.



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Karl Briullov | The Last Day of Pompeii, 1830-33

The Last Day of Pompeii is a large canvas painting by Russian artist Karl Briullov in 1830-33.
Briullov visited the site of Pompeii in 1828, making numerous sketches depicting the 79 CE Vesuvius eruption. The completed canvas was exhibited in Rome to rapturous reviews of critics and thereafter transported to Paris to be displayed in the Louvre. The first Russian artwork to cause such an interest abroad, it gave birth to an anthologic poem by Alexander Pushkin, and inspired the hugely successful novel The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who saw it in Rome. Another British author, Sir Walter Scott declared that it was not an ordinary painting but an epic in colours.



Pubblicato il 22/03/16e aggiornato il

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Paolo Veronese | Late Renaissance Mannerist painter | Part 3

Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)  is known as a supreme colorist, and for his illusionistic decorations in both fresco and oil. His most famous works are elaborate narrative cycles, executed in a dramatic and colorful Mannerist style, full of majestic architectural settings and glittering pageantry.

This is part 3 of 3-part post on the works of Paolo Veronese.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Veronese see:


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Paolo Veronese | Late Renaissance Mannerist painter | Part 2

Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) was an Italian Renaissance painter based in Venice, most famous for large history paintings of both religious and mythological subjects. With Titian, who was at least a generation older, and Tintoretto, ten years older, he was one of the "great trio that dominated Venetian painting of the cinquecento" or 16th-century late Renaissance. Veronese is known as a supreme colorist, and after an early period with Mannerist influence turned to a more naturalist style influenced by Titian.

This is part 2 of 3-part post on the works of Paolo Veronese.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Veronese see:


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Paolo Veronese | Late Renaissance Mannerist painter

Paolo Veronese, byname of Paolo Caliari (born 1528, Verona, Republic of Venice [Italy]-died April 9, 1588, Venice), one of the major painters of the 16th-century Venetian school. His works usually are huge, vastly peopled canvases depicting allegorical, biblical, or historical subjects in splendid colour and set in a framework of classicizing Renaissance architecture. A master of the use of colour, he also excelled at illusionary compositions that extend the eye beyond the actual confines of the room.



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