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Claude Monet | The Gardens



A passionate horticulturalist, Claude Monet's garden became a work of art as well as a subject for his paintings.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other Gardens painting by Monet see:
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Giverny Monet's Garden

You Ask me Why I Buy Rice and Flowers?
I buy rice to live and I buy flowers to have something to live for.
Confucius
Mi chiedi perché compro riso e fiori?
Compro il riso per vivere e i fiori per avere una ragione per cui vivere. 
Confucio
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François Bard, 1959 | Figurative painter



François Bard is a French painter* born in 1959 in Lille (France).
He lives and works in Paris.
He has studied painting at the Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris, and graduated in 1980.
He has been selected to be a resident at the Casa de Velazquez (Spain) from 1988-1990.
He won the first Belmondo Prize in 1990.
From 1990-2000 he has been an oil painting professor at the Beaux-Arts Ateliers of the city of Paris.
Since September 2011, François Bard has been represented by a new gallery, the Olivier Waltman Gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris (France).

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Stephen Shortridge, 1951 | Romantic Impressionist painter



Stephen Charles Shortridge is a romantic impressionist who is experiencing much success with his vibrant brush strokes and his hand-enhanced giclees.
Shortridge, the artist, may be more familiar to you as an actor.
Theatrically he has starred as a series regular in "Welcome Back Kotter" as the southern sweathog 'Beau' and co-starred with Debbie Reynolds on the ABC show, "Aloha Paradise".

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Ilya Ibryaev / Илья Ибряев, 1955 | Watercolour painter



Russian* watercolorist Ilya Viktorovich Ibryaev was born in the old city of Nizhni Novgorod. Now the artist lives in Moscow.
Ilya Ibryaev finished Art School, painting department. Then he graduated from MVHPU (former Stroganov) - Department of Ceramics.
Ilya Ibryaev is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Ilya Ibryaev is a participant of Russian and international exhibitions.

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Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece! | Part.3


We continue to familiarize with a Famous gardens of impressionist painter* Claude Monet in Giverny, house, water garden and flower garden.

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