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List of 15th-16th century Artists, artistic movements definition.

Albrecht Dürer | High Renaissance painter



A supremely gifted and versatile German artist of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was born in the Franconian city of Nuremberg, one of the strongest artistic and commercial centers in Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
He was a brilliant painter, draftsman, and writer, though his first and probably greatest artistic impact was in the medium of printmaking. Dürer apprenticed with his father, who was a goldsmith, and with the local painter Michael Wolgemut, whose workshop produced woodcut illustrations for major books and publications.
An admirer of his compatriot Martin Schongauer, Dürer revolutionized printmaking, elevating it to the level of an independent art form.

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Natalia Tour /Наталья Тур, 1972 | Figurative painter


Наталья Тур, pittrice Russa, si è diplomata al Liceo Artistico Serov a San Pietroburgo, e poi ha ricevuto un diploma della San Pietroburgo Accademia di Belle Arti nella classe di pittura. Dal 1999, Natalia ha partecipato in numerose mostre internazionali. Espone regolarmente in Francia, Parigi, Strasburgo, Cote d'Azur. Dal 2006 è stata l'attività espositiva attiva a Mosca. Le sue opere si trovano in collezioni private in Russia, Francia, Gran Bretagna, Paesi Bassi e Stati Uniti. Membro dell'Unione degli artisti russi.


Elena Katsyura /Елена Кацура, 1973 | Still Life / Cityscape painter



Elena Katsyura was born and learned how to paint in Russia, in the country with the old artistic traditions.
Russian realistic painters, such as Repin, Serov, Levitan, and French and American impressionists (Monet, Manet, Sargent) have always been her "guiding stars" and she draws inspiration from their works.
Her artistic creed is in combination of the traditions of Russian realistic art and French impressionism.

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Linda Lee Nelson, 1963 | Impressionist Portrait /Figurative painter


Linda Lee Nelson has been painting unique commission work and works for sale since 2002 and painted over 200 commission is 10 years. Is the Inventor of the AHA Palette and Easele Box.
Her work has won several awards from notabel organizations as the Oil Painters of America, and the Portrait Society of America, and her award most recently won was Best In Show at the 2012 Arts In Harmony Exhibition in Minnesota.
Linda was a finalist in the prestigious ACOPAL Contemporary American and Chinese Realism Exhibition.


Michelangelo | La Cappella Sistina | La Volta /The Ceiling, 1508-1512



Julius II's decision to completely renovate the decoration of the Ceiling was probably due to the serious problems of a static nature that affected the Sistine Chapel from the earliest years of his pontificate (1503-1513).
They must have been the result of the excavations carried out both to the north and to the south of the building for the construction of the Borgia Tower and for the new St Peter's. After a long crack had opened in the Ceiling in May 1504, Bramante, then the Palace architect, was charged with finding a solution and he fixed some tie rods in the area above the Chapel. However, the damage suffered by the old painting must have been such as to convince the pontiff to entrust Michelangelo with a new pictorial decoration.

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Ilian Rachov, 1970 | Baroque Era style painter / Fashion desinger


Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Ilian Rachov starts his artistic career like self-taught man in 1988 realizing copies of medieval orthodox icons and frescoes, re-discovering ancient techniques of gilding methods and how to engrave after the golden backgrounds of the icons. His personal elaboration of that kind of old techniques and his modern view of this very antique art helps him to develop an own personal and unmistakable style in the iconography field.
This makes him very popular in Bulgaria and outside of the borders, gaining international appreciation and followers.

Donatella Versace ed Ilian Rachov

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Angelos Panayiotou /Άγγελος Παναγιώτου, 1943 | Abstract Figurative painter

* "I would like my art to be an emotional and spiritual refuge. I would like the image to be serene, peaceful, opening a path towards our inner salvation" - Angelos Panayiotou
* "Θέλω η ζωγραφική μου να είναι ένα συναισθηματικό και πνευματικό καταφύγιο. Θέλω να είναι μια εικόνα γαλήνια, ειρηνική, ανοίγοντας ένα μονοπάτι προς την εσωτερική μας" - Άγγελος Παναγιώτου

Άγγελος Παναγιώτου was born in Farkadona, Trikala-Greece. In 1962 he enrolled at The School of Fine Arts, Athens, where he studied painting under George Mavroides.
He continued his education by visiting many European Museums, in particular Le Louvre where he studied historical western art, mainly the Renaissance and Baroque period.

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Geoffrey Wynne, 1949 | Impressionist Watercolour painter



Born in Stoke, on Trent, Staffordshire, British painter Geoffrey Wynne moved to Spain soon after completing his degree in Fine Art at North Staffordshire University of Fine Art - BA Hons in Fine Art, 1985.
Geoffrey paints in watercolour and draws inspiration from the colour, sparkling light and vibrant culture of the Mediterranean - most notably Venice, Portugal, Morocco, Andalucia and Granada Spain, where he lives and works.

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Apostolos Geralis / Απόστολος Γεραλής | Academic Genre painter



Apostolos Geralis /Απόστολος Γεραλής (1886-1983) was born on the island of Mytelene and died in Athens, Greece.
In 1896 he enrolled at The School of Fine Arts, Athens, where he studied painting under Dimitrios Geraniotis, Spyros Vikatos, Georgios Jakobides and Georgios Roilos.
Between 1910-1915 he held a teaching position at the Pancyprian Gymnasium, Nicosia and later, between1919-1920 he continued his studies in Paris, at The Julian Academy.

Kevin Sloan | Allegorical Realism painter



Kevin Sloan draws upon the diverse imagery acquired from his extensive travels around the world to create the unique magic realism paintings that have made him such a well-known, collected artist. With a portfolio of fine art that can be found in numerous public and private collections, his distinctive, provocative and occasionally humorous imagery create truly unique allegorical still lifes and landscapes.

Erin Hanson, 1981 | Impressionist / Expressionist / Abstract painter



Hanging precariously and horizontally from red sandstone, hundreds of feet above the ground, may not seem like it would inspire the creation of beautiful oil paintings, but that is exactly what happened with Erin Hanson.
After a lifetime of experimenting in different styles and mediums, it wasn’t until Hanson began rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon that her painting style was consolidated by a single inspiration and force of nature.

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Victor Hugo | Symbolist /Surrealist / Abstract Expressionism painter


Victor Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was not only one of France's greatest poet, novelist and dramatist, but also a prolific artist, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman and caricaturist.
Victor Hugo produced more than 4000 drawings. Originally pursued as a casual hobby, drawing became more important to Hugo shortly before his exile, when he made the decision to stop writing in order to devote himself to politics. Drawing became his exclusive creative outlet during the period 1848-1851.


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Arturo Martini | Symbolist sculptor



Arturo Martini (1889-1947) was a leading Italian sculptor between World War I and II. He moved between a very vigorous (almost ancient Roman) classicism and modernism.
Arturo Martini was born in Treviso in 1889 into a poor family. When he was still a boy he began to attend an art night school, exhibiting his first terracotta sculptures in the shop windows of the town.
In 1907 he frequented the studio of the sculptor Antonio Carlini in Treviso, and the following year began to study in Venice with Urbano Nono.
His youthful masterpieces of sculpture and ceramography were exhibited as part of the Ist Exhibition of Ca’ Pesaro.

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Diane Leonard | Plein Air Impressionist painter



Diane Leonard is an award winning artist, and one of America’s most highly respected contemporary impressionists.
A self-taught artist, Diane began painting in her early twenties while she lived in Boston.
She has enjoyed great success with her artwork, including numerous One-Woman Shows here in the U.S. and Japan.
She has studied with two renowned painters, Bettina Steinke and Helen Van Wyk.

Theodoros Pantaleon /Θεόδωρος Πανταλέων, 1945 | Surrealist painter



Theodoros Pantaleon / Πανταλεων Θόδωρος was born in Athens.
He studied graphic arts at the Athens Technological Institute Doxiadis School taught by A. Tassos, A. Asteriadis, I. Dekoulakos, G. Georgiadis and S. Lydakis. He lives and works in Athens.

David Farres, 1955 | Portrait / Figurative / Cityscape painter



David Farrés Calvo was born in Badalona, Barcellona, Spain.
"David Farrés trained in the studio of renowned painter Manuel Sanchez Almendros (director of the Academy longed Mediterranean in Barcelona who founded the failed Joaquim Torrents Lladó).
It belongs to the "Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc" of Barcelona, founded in 1893 Great artists have been associated with this circle as Joan Miró and Antoni Gaudi.
He has work in Spain, Mexico, Italy, Finland, Phoenix, Miami, London, New York, Netherlands. His main aim to provide an overview of the cutting edge technique respecting classical painters he admired.

Charles-Clos Olsommer | Symbolist / Art Nouveau painter



Of French origin, Charles-Clos Olsommer (born March 17, 1883 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland died June 3, 1966) in Sierre, Switzerland, is naturalized in Neuchâtel in 1899.
He studied painting at the Art School in La Chaux-de-Fonds from 1901 to 1902 Professor Charles L'Eplattenier.
He attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich (1902-1903) and the School of Fine Arts of Geneva (1904-1905). He settled permanently in Veyras in 1912. He created there, in a style out of common, the totality of his works.

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Ippolito Caffi | Romantic / Visionary Landscape painter


Italian painter Ippolito Coffi (1809-1866) was the most modern and original architectural subjects, seascapes and urban vedute artist of his time, and his paintings are so special in immortalising the soul of the places and peoples he encountered during his many trips.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Ippolito Caffi see part 1.

Massimo Fedele, 1964 | Abstract Figurative painter /sculptor



Massimo Fedele was born in Turin, Italy. After a few months his family moved to Apulia, in San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi) where he still lives and works. After obtaining a diploma from the local Technical and Commercial Institute, he realised he was not on the right track.

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Jack Vettriano | The Singing Butler | Art in Detail


The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano is one such image which is now one of the most famous paintings of the last decade.
Few would not recognise the elegant sweep of limbs and the romantic theme of lovers dancing the night away in each other’s arms and this picture more than any other contemporary painting has captured the hearts and imagination of the public.

Jack Vettriano contemplates his 1992 painting The Singing Butler at the Aberdeen Art Gallery, in Scotland

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John Currin, 1962 | Pop surrealism painter


American painter. He completed a BFA at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (1984) and an MFA at Yale University (1986). In his paintings of single or coupled figures Currin confronts his own desires and subjectivity, however unsophisticated, as well as a certain view of painting as a medium that in the late 20th century has become inherently kitsch.


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Jack Vettriano, 1951 | Realist / Figurative / Genre painter


Born in Fife, Scotland, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. For his twenty-first birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.


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Jack Vettriano / Leonard Cohen | Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now
dance me on and on dance me very tenderly
and dance me very long we’re both of us beneath our love
we’re both of us above
dance me to the end of love
Conducimi alla cerimonia nuziale ora,
conducimi senza fermarti
Conducimi molto teneramente e molto a lungo
Siamo entrambi inferiori al nostro amore,
siamo entrambi superiori
Conducimi fino alla fine dell'amore



Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
raise a tent of shelter now though every thread is torn
dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
dance me to the end of love…

Conducimi ai bambini che chiedono di nascere
Conducimi attraverso i sipari che i nostri baci hanno logorato
Alza una tenda di difesa ora, anche se ogni filo è lacerato
Conducimi fino alla fine dell'amore

Conducimi fino alla tua bellezza con un violino ardente
Conducimi attraverso il panico finché potrò essere al sicuro
Toccami con le tue mani nude o toccami con il tuo guanto
Conducimi fino alla fine dell'amore...




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