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Lee Kang-Bin, 1991 | Coffee art

South Korean barista Lee Kang-bin is taking coffee art to the next level, creating miniature imitations of famous paintings on foamy cups of java at his central Seoul cafe.
With meticulous strokes of tiny brushes and spoons, Lee, 26, recreates the likes of Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" and Edvard Munch's "The Scream" using thick cream stained with food coloring atop a cup of coffee.
The result of the painstaking 15-minute process is a 10,000 won ($8.71) cup of cold coffee that has won Lee thousands of fans at his cafe and online.

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Andrey Remnev | Андрей Ремнев, 1962 | Magic Realism painter

Russian* artist Андрей Ремнев* creates unique artworks that combine traditional style paintings with contemporary themes.
Remnev* was born in Yakhroma, a town not far from Moscow.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Ремнев see:
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Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece | Part.2

Claude Monet* noticed the village of Giverny while looking out of a train window. He made up his mind to move there and rented a house and the area surrounding it.
In 1890 he had enough money to buy the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint.

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Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece | Part.1

When Claude Monet* and his family settled in Giverny* in 1883 the piece of land sloping gently down from the house to the road was planted with an orchard and enclosed by high stone walls.
A central alley bordered with pines separated it into two parts. Monet had the pines cut down, keeping only the two yews closest to the house to please Alice.
From this Clos Normand of about one hectare, Monet made a garden full of perspectives, symmetries and colours.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | The Gardens

  • What seems most significant to me about our movement [Impressionism] is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story.
Quello che mi sembra più importante per il nostro movimento [l'impressionismo] è che abbiamo liberato la pittura dall'importanza del soggetto. Sono libero di dipingere fiori e chiamarli fiori, senza la necessità di raccontare una storia.
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Summer landscapes

  • "Si arriva davanti alla natura con delle teorie, e la natura le sbatte tutte per terra".
"You come to nature with all your theories, and she knocks them all flat".
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Jorge Marin, 1963 | Figurative sculptor

Jorge Marín is a Mexican sculptor and painter. He has been an active figure in the contemporary art world for the last 25 years. He began to sculpt ceramic in the early 1980s.
Bronze has been his preferred material for the last ten years.
His work often depicts horses, centaurs, garudas, children, madonna's, acrobats, along with elements such as spheres, masks, arrows, boats and scales.
These concepts are consistent with recurring themes such as reflection and balance.

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Fabien Clesse, 1962 | Abstract Portrait painter

Fabien Clesse is a French artist, born, living and working in Verdun, a small city in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.
Clesse studied graphic arts and ended up creating a unique style based on a personal technique and a fine sensibility.
He states his inspiration of both cubism and hyperrealism art schools as an important axe of his painting approach.

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Piero Bresciani, 1945 | Symbolist / Surrealist painter

Piero Bresciani is an Italian painter*, known for working in the Symbolism* style.
Bresciani was born in Pietrasanta - Lucca- Italy, the 5th of May 1945.
He obtained his Diploma of artistic maturity at the Art School of Carrara and the Painting Diploma awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milano.

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Kazuhiko Tanaka 田中一彦, 1947 | Stone / clay sculpture

Kazuhiko Tanaka 田中一彦 was born in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture.
1965 - Graduated from Kofu First High School.
1971 - B.F.A., Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a major in Architectural Design.
1976 - First-Class Architect license acquired.
1982 - Open his own architectural design office in Tokyo.
1991 - Open a limited company, Zakurosha in Tokyo.
For more than forty years, he has been working as an architect in Tokyo.

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Giuliano Boscaini, 1958 | Watercolour painter

Giuliano Boscaini is an Italian painter*, known for his watercolor landscapes, urban scenes, seascapes and portrait paintings. Boscaini was born in Turate (CO) Italy, the 18th of June 1958.

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Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece!

Claude Monet (1840-1926)* lived at Giverny for 43 years, from 1883 to his death in 1926.
A passionate horticulturist, his garden became a work of art as well as a subject for his paintings.
From the Iris garden to his huge waterlily canvases, the garden at Giverny was the focus for some of Monet’s greatest works of art.

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Federico Beltrán-Masses | Symbolist / Art Déco painter | Part. 2

Joan Crawford sitting for portrait painter Federico Beltran Masses, 1932

Federico Beltrán Masses* (Guaira de la Melena, Cuba 1885 - Barcellona 1949) was showered with public honours and was a member of the Academies of San Fernando in Madrid, San Jorge in Barcelona and San Luís in Zaragoza, as well as those of Lisbon, Cordóba and Málaga, and also a member of the French Institut and Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris.

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Giovanni Boldini | Academic painter | The French Cityscapes

Born in Ferrara, the Italian painter* Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)* moved to Paris in 1871, where painted a number of landscapes in suburban locations outside Paris.
His work from 1871-1886: the bustling streets and squares to cafés, theaters, and concert halls- reflects the influence of his contemporaries: Degas, Manet, Caillebotte, Meissonier, and Fortuny among others.

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Marie Laure Vareilles, 1966 | Surrealist photographer

Marie-Laure Vareilles is an French interior designer.
She has traveled on all continents, with her camera, showing the diversity of the countries that make the planet.
Over the years, she immortalized cultures, landscapes, people.
The cultures around the world continue to evolve.
She puts her work to the service of the memory of peoples that make our planet.

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Ernest Barrias | La Nature se dévoilant / Nature Unveiling Herself, 1899

"La Nature se dévoilant" was commissioned in 1889 to decorate the new medical school in Bordeaux.
A young woman, the allegory of nature, is slowly lifting the veils she is wrapped in.
When he had finished the first version in white marble for the school, Ernest Barrias (1841-1905) designed a second statue in polychrome, for the ceremonial staircase of the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, in Paris.

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Trish Biddle | Figurative | Retro Vintage style painter

Trish Biddle* is an American artist*, known for portraying glamorous lady in fabulous places.
Biddle was born in Minnesota.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Biddle see:
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Bulent Kilic 1974 | Seascape / Cityscape painter

Bülent Kılıç was born in Tekirdağ, Turkey.
His early interest was observing the world in charcoal and later fast car designs. These two combinations helped him develop his creative talent.
While he was attending Trakya University to become a teacher, he also pursed his passion by attending the Industrial Design Division at Mimar Sinan University.
His freelance creations brought attention and award* both locally and internationally.

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Claude Monet | Summer landscapes

The following collection include the Landscape - Summer - Beach paintings by French Impressionist painter Claude-Oscar Monet (Parigi, 14 novembre 1840 - Giverny, 5 dicembre 1926).

For biographical notes -in english and italian- by Monet see:

For other works by Monet see:

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Pal Fried | Ballet Dancers

The following collection include the Ballet dancer paintings by Hungarian-born American painter* Pál Fried (1893-1976).
He was heavily influenced by the French impressionist school of Renoir and Degas.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Fried see:
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | La Promenade / La passeggiata, 1870

La Promenade is an oil on canvas, early Impressionist painting* by the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir*, created in 1870.
The work depicts a young couple on an excursion outside of the city, walking on a path through a woodland.
Influenced by the rococo revival style during the Second Empire, Renoir*'s La Promenade reflects the older style and themes of eighteenth-century artists like Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jean-Antoine Watteau.
The work also shows the influence of Claude Monet* on Renoir's new approach to painting.

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Diane Leonard | Plein Air Impressionist painter | VideoArt

Diane Leonard* is an internationally acclaimed Impressionist Artist* known for her incredible use of light.
A self-taught artist, Diane began painting in her early twenties while she lived in Boston.
  • "Late afternoon is my favorite time to paint! Whether I am on the beach or painting in my yard, capturing that golden light with colors that are enhanced by the warm sun is exciting! I love to dance when I paint -- I let the music touch my heart and create the magic that I feel in my soul. I get so excited about each and every painting!"

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Cristina Fornarelli, 1978 | Pop Vintage style painter

Cristina Fornarelli is an Italian painter that lives and works in Rome.
Fornarelli was born in Bari, Italy.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Fornarelli see:

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Pierre-Albert Marquet | Fauvist Landscape painter

French painter* and draughtsman Pierre-Albert Marquet (1875-1947) studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he met Henri Matisse* in 1890.
Matisse became a life-long friend; both artists were accepted in Gustav Moreau's painting class in 1897.
In 1900 they worked together on the decoration of the Grand Palais at the Paris World Exhibition.

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Alex Colville | Magic Realist painter

David Alexander Colville, painter (born 24 Aug 1920 in Toronto, Ontario died 16 July 2013 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia). Alex Colville moved with his family to Amherst, NS, in 1929 and studied at Mount Allison (1938-42).
On graduating he joined the army and in 1944 was sent to Europe as a war artist. He returned to Canada late in 1945 and worked in Ottawa on paintings based on his European sketches and watercolours until his demobilization in 1946.

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Pino Daeni | Romantic book illustrator

Pino Daeni (November 8, 1939 - May 25, 2010)* considered one of the highest paid book illustrators of his time, he created over 3,000 book covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations.
Pino’s*  technique, his warm and exciting colors and the subtle, but simple approach to his subject, are the reasons why Pino* art, his original paintings, his hand-embellished limited edition serigraphs, and his giclées are sought-after by collectors throughout the art world.

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Henry Woods, R.A | Victorian-era painter

Henry Woods RA (22 April 1846 - 27 October 1921) was an British painter* and illustrator, and one of the leading Neo-Venetian school artists.
  • Early life
Henry Woods was born to a middle-class family at Warrington. His father, William, was a pawnbroker and for some time a town councillor; his mother, Fanny, a shopkeeper. He was the eldest of nine siblings.

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Antonio Sgarbossa, 1945 | Figurative painter

The following collection include the figurative paintings by Italian painter Antonio Sgarbossa.
Sgarbossa was born in Fontana Viva, Italy, the 18th of July 1945.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- by Sgarbossa see:

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