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Armand Guillaumin | Paysages | Page 3


Armand Guillaumin (February 16, 1841 - June 26, 1927), was a French impressionist painter, best remembered for his landscapes of Paris, the Creuse département, and the area around Les Adrets-de-l'Estérel near the Mediterranean coast in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region of France.


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Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) | Quotes

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec | At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance

Henri-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer, one of the fathers of the modern short story.
  • "I entered literary life as a meteor, and I shall leave it like a thunderbolt".
  • "I took the book from him reverently, and I gazed at these forms incomprehensible to me, but which revealed the immortal thoughts of the greatest shatterer of dreams who had ever dwelt on earth".
  • "You have the army of mediocrities followed by the multitude of fools. As the mediocrities and the fools always form the immense majority, it is impossible for them to elect an intelligent government".

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Ramón Casas i Carbó (1866-1932) | Modernist painter


Ramon Casas i Carbó is one of the most representative artists of Catalan Modernism and Catalan painting until the first third of the twentieth century.
His work became a key benchmark because it is very representative of the modernity imported from Paris, the social vision describing the crowds and the representation of a certain vision of the female figure.


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Andre Kohn, 1972 | Dancers


Andre Kohn🎨 is one of the most collected figurative painters on the American art scene today.
He followed his apprenticeships with a classical art education at the University of Moscow where he studied with members of the last great generation of Russian Impressionists. He fondly remembers the majesty of the University.


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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) | Baroque painter


Velázquez🎨 was born in 1599 in Seville in southern Spain, at that time an important city with a thriving artistic community. At the age of eleven, Velázquez was apprenticed to Francisco Pacheco, Seville's most significant artist and art theorist.
From Pacheco, Velázquez learned the technical skills of drawing and painting, still-life and portraiture and soon surpassed his master. Unlike the more traditional Pacheco, he responded to the techniques of modern innovators such as Caravaggio🎨. (Caravaggio was famous for his dark, dramatically lit works and un-idealised models. Copies of his paintings spread all over Europe.)


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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) | Expressionist painter


Born to an British family in Dublin on 28 October 1909, Francis Bacon was the second of five children of Christina Firth, a steel heiress, and Edward Bacon, a race-horse trainer and former army officer. His childhood, spent at Cannycourt, County Kildare, was blighted by asthma from which he suffered throughout his life.
With the outbreak of war in 1914, his father took the family to London and joined the Ministry of War; they divided the post-war years between London and Ireland. Bacon repeatedly ran away from his school in Cheltenham (1924-6).
After his authoritarian father, repelled by his burgeoning homosexuality, threw him out of the family home for wearing his mother’s clothes, Bacon arrived in London in 1926 with little schooling but with a weekly allowance of £3 from his mother.


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Leonid Afremov (1955-2019) | The "Impressionist" Lovers


Leonid Afremov🎨 was a Russian-Israeli modern impressionistic artist who worked with palette knives and oils.
Over the last 25 years, he developed his own personal style and technique which differentiates him from other artists. He painted mainly city scenes, vintage cars, seascapes, cats playing jazz and flowers.
Afremov was born in Vitebsk, the same town where Marc Chagall began his artistic career. He developed his passion for painting in the USSR until 1990.