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Raffaello Sanzio ~ High Renaissance painter

Raphael [1483-1520] was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. He was born Raffaello Santi or Raffaello Sanzio in Urbino on April 6, 1483, and received his early training in art from his father, the painter Giovanni Santi. According to many art historians, he also studied with Timoteo Viti at Urbino, executing under his influence a number of works of miniaturelike delicacy and poetic atmosphere, including Apollo and Marsyas Louvre, Paris and The Knight's Dream 1501, National Gallery, London. In 1499 he went to Perugia, in Umbria, and became a student and assistant of the painter Perugino.
Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520 | Italian High Renaissance painter

Pubblicato il 16/12/10 ed aggiornato il

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Toshiyuki Enoki, 1961

Educated in several different genres of Lacquer painting, traditional Japanese painting and western painting, Toshiyuki Enoki's works are an amalgamation of the new and aged, reality and myth. This artist strives to antiquate his works, not only in his thematic tribute to well known traditional artists such as Maruyama Oukyou also in his artist process. 
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Ognian Kouzmanov, 1979

Bulgarian painter Ognian Kouzmanov, fine arts school, is a professional artist. He has also graduated design. He lives and works in Pleven, Bulgaria. He has made many exhibitions in France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Cheh Republic, Marocco, Serbia and Bulgaria. Many of his art works are possession of different european private collectors. He paints mainly abstract paintings.
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Yury Darashkevich, 1962

Belarusian painter Yury Darashkevich was born in Asipovichi. "Following my passion, I attended and graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation I began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in my spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90's, I started to devote my attention to my art. Shortly after making this career change, my family and I moved to Toronto Canada. Being a full time artist I became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009. In 2010 I was recognized by the US Government as a “Person with extra ordinary abilities in Art” and granted a Green Card. Shortly after I opened my second studio in Palm Beach, FL. Currently my artwork is exhibited in art galleries in US and Canada".
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Albena Vatcheva, 1967

Albena Vatcheva is a young Bulgarian-born French painter who advances in a spectacular way. Her painting is the heiress of various traditions, including that of masters of the icon. Using different oriental sources, in particular India and Persia, she has created a world of troubling fairy, which exercises a true fascination over the eye, so much her glowing colors create magic.

Pubblicato il 11/12/10 ed aggiornato il

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Russell Mills, 1971 ~ Abstract mixed media painter

British illustrator Russell Mills (aka) Byroglyphics was born in Exeter, Devon, UK. Graduated from Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer. Has spent almost 20 years crafting skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work.

Pubblicato il 06/12/10 ed aggiornato il

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Maya Green, 1957 | Abstract painter

Maya Green [Майя Грин] -born Maya Greenblat, is a Ukrainian-Jewish contemporary painter, graphic artist, illustrator and sculptor.
I have been an artist my whole life. Originally, i was born and raised in Ukraine and I first developed my love of art there. Since my childhood, I have been intrigued with the patterning of light and the interaction of color. I studied at the School of Art in Ukraine.

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Marc Chagall | Expressionist /Cubist painter

Marc Chagall, (born July 7, 1887, Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire [now in Belarus]-died March 28, 1985, Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, France), Belorussian-born French painter, printmaker, and designer. He composed his images based on emotional and poetic associations, rather than on rules of pictorial logic. Predating Surrealism, his early works, such as I and the Village (1911), were among the first expressions of psychic reality in modern art. His works in various media include sets for plays and ballets, etchings illustrating the Bible, and stained-glass windows.

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Mariana Palova ~ Digital painter

Mariana Palova is a young Mexican painter. She finds within the positive a living and colorful metamorphosis- the essence of her own cosmogony. Playing with the influence of her experiences and her transformations, Mariana surrounds herself with an aura showing special devotion to the nature elements, analogies, the substitution, human monsters and the astrologic environment.
Despite her young age and relative inexperience, her work has slipped quickly into important art/social circles. Equally rejected and loved, Mariana's sensitive artwork, evokes overflowing passion and a philosophy of life based on the beauty of human metamorphosis and the allure of imagination, eschewing all that is sick and grotesque in the world.
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Sacha Baraz, 1940 ~ Mamá Africa

French painter Baraz Sacha, son of Ukrainian and Polish immigrants, was born in Paris on March 24, 1940 was a life whose content seems surreal to ordinary mortals. Indeed, You have to live it to believe it. To date, Sacha Baraz worked on three periods: surreal, figurative, and now it is in an abstract phase.
Discover Baraz Sacha and his work, is a human adventure like no other. It is a living crossroads of cultures, rare, buried and disparate. It is the expression by the materialization of images and colors of all shapes and kinds of lives. How not to succumb to so much talent and wealth of the mind? We don 'fate as they came. This is a free and strong spirit in a world where imitation and the standardization of tastes, choices, desires are measures undertaken by the law of the dominant business.

Pubblicato il 30/11/10 ed aggiornato il

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Arkady Ostritsky/Аркадий Острицкий

Аркадий Острицкий was born in 1948 in Kishinev, Moldova. He was recognized very early as gifted in drawing and painting and by the age of 20 was accepted in Moldova's most distinguished Art Academy - the Repin Art Academy. He graduated with distinction, earned many awards, and became one of his country's most important painters. He was chosen to paint numerous monumental works in public institutions, and created many large frescos. He also became a distinguished art teacher and many young artists came under his tutelage.

Pubblicato il 25/11/10 ed aggiornato il

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Eric Fortune ~ Surrealist painter

Lyrical, haunting, yet poignant at the same time, Eric Fortune’s paintings make lasting impressions. These are characters who are neither out of place in the world, nor at home in it, they are characters wrapped in their own worlds. The emotionally complex metaphors Fortune paints are richly evocative. His imagery is quiet yet dynamic, and seasoned with a touch of surrealism that takes us to captivating places, beyond our everyday experience but filled with truth. Packed with emotional nuances he creates soft yet riveting lighting and atmosphere. With uncompromising patience and discipline he slowly builds up his luminous characters and worlds until they radiate life.
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Boris Dubrov, 1979

Boris Dubrov was born in St. Petersburg in 1979. At the age of five he surprised his parents by his unique art abilities. So, they decided to take him to the Art school where he got necessary knowledge of painting and graphics which he later developed on a professional level. In 1994 Boris entered the Art-Restoring "Kupchino" where while studying he got interested in surrealisme. The Administration of this Lyceum arranged the first exhibition of his works in the field of surrealisme.

Pubblicato il 23/11/10 ed aggiornato il

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L'Arte nei Botton..

Pubblicato il 31/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Robert Fowler ~ Victorian-Era painter

Robert Fowler [1853-1926] was an Scottish artist who painted mythological scenes and landscapes. Fowler was born in Anstruther, Fife, and was brought up mainly by his uncle and aunt while his parents were away on business. He showed a very early aptitude for art, starting first with pencil drawings then moving on to painting and clay modelling.

Pubblicato il 17/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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André Chatelain, 1951

Born in Dorion -Quebec in 1951. André Chatelain has worked with Madeleine Leonard Tremblay and Charles T.Garo.Creative classes with Louise Jalbert and drawing with Claudine Ascher along with training from The Academy of Realist Art, a private institution that teaches drawing and painting in the old-master tradition, have directed the artist to dedicate himself to oil technique on canvas applied in the old-master method of realist art. The artist has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions and is fully devoted to oil painting and drawing. His work is part of private collections throughout Canada, the United States and France.
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Jeff Barson, 1966

Barson was born in Logan, Utah. At the age of nine, his family moved to England where Barson attended Beechwood Park Preparatory School. Over the next years, Barson traveled extensively throughout Europe and was exposed to its great museums and fine artistic legacy. He credits his early interests in Art and Literature to this move which provided an excellent education and inspiration for the creative young Barson. Barsons paintings have hung in galleries in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. His limited edition prints are distributed nationally and have met with great enthusiasm from the press and public. U.S. Art Magazine named him one of six artists that will change the limited edition print market.

Pubblicato il 16/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Robert Berran, 1923

Robert Berran was born in Mt. Vernon, New York and raised in Scarsdale, New York. At the age of 19, he joined the U.S. Army and served during WWII, from 1942-1945, with Gen. Patton's 3rd Army in Europe, as a combat medic. After the war, Berran studied at the Art Student's League in NYC (1945-1950) under the G.I. Bill with well-known artists, including Arnold Bank, Howard Trafton and Frank Reilly.
Robert Berran 1923 | American illustrator

Pubblicato il 15/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Ermanno Vites, 1936

Ermanno Vites, pittore Italiano, scultore e ceramista, è nato a Gorizia. E' stato diplomato Maestro d’Arte presso l’Istituto F. Mengaroni di Pesaro.
I soggetti: Figure, nature morte, fiori e composizioni.
Le tecniche: Olio, acrilico, tempera, tecnica mista, ceramica e scultura.
Una sua opera si trova al Museo della Ceramica di Faenza e al Museo della Ceramica della Repubblica di San Marino;
Un grande basso-rilievo in ceramica si trova alla Banca Malatestiana di S.Giustina-S.Vito, Rimini;
Una scultura in ceramica “Cristo Risorto“ e le stazioni della Via Crucis si trovano presso la chiesa della Riconciliazione di Rimini.

Pubblicato il 13/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Chen Yongle, 1944

Chinese painter Chen Yongle is a leading artist of what is today called the Yunnan Art School. He is among the few contemporary Chinese printmakers who can claim a series of international exhibitions. The artist works in the technique of reduction woodblock prints - printed with thick oil-based colors. Chen Yongle's works remind in technique and style of Hao Ping, another Yunnan Art School representative.

Pubblicato il 12/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Frédéric Soulacroix | Academic painter

The son of the well known painter and sculptor Charles (Montpellier, 1825-Firenze, 1899) and of Giacinta Diofebo, Charles Joseph Frédéric Soulacroix (1858-1933) lived until spring 1863 in Rome and later in Boulogne-sur-Mer (where his father Charles was painting the frescoes of the local cathedral), in Paris and, since 1870, in Italy in Firenze. In 1873, at 15, Frédéric enters the “Accademia di Belle Arti” of Firenze and in Octobre 1876 is admitted to the “Scuola di Pittura”.
1890: June the 6th, he marries in Florence Julie Fernande Blanc. They live in Piazza Donatello, 21 in a charming house with rear garden they acquire. Firenze sees the birth of four boys: Olivier, George, Gabriel and a girl, Amélie Florence.

Pubblicato il 10/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Léon Commere | Orientalist Academic painter

Léon François Comerre (10 October 1850 - 20 February 1916) was a French academic painter, famous for his portraits of beautiful women.
Comerre was born in Trélon, in the Département du Nord, the son of a schoolteacher. He moved to Lille with his family in 1853. From an early age he showed an interest in art and became a student of Alphonse Colas at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lille, winning a gold medal in 1867. From 1868 a grant from the Département du Nord allowed him to continue his studies in Paris at the famous École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Alexandre Cabanel. There he came under the influence of Orientalism.

Pubblicato il 07/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Ancient Persian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian & Babylonian

Pubblicato il 06/10/10 ed aggiornato il

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Ancient Chinese, Buddhis, Oriental Asian

Pubblicato il 22/09/10 ed aggiornato il

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Debra Hill | Magic Conceptual painter

Debra Hill's magical conceptual paintings weave metaphor and whimsey into a tapestry of vibrant color. Born in Sydney, Australia, Debra acquired her art education at Sydney University and Paddington Art School. She subsequently took to travelling seeking life experience from different cultures, settling for a time in Mexico where the colorful culture brought her imagination to life. Since then her paintings have been infused with an almost carnival quality. Executed in oils, her paintings exhibit her skill as both an accomplished painter as well as a designer.

Pubblicato il 19/09/10 ed aggiornato il

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Alda Merini | I poeti lavorano di notte...

I poeti lavorano di notte
quando il tempo non urge su di loro,
quando tace il rumore della folla
e termina il linciaggio delle ore.
The poets work at night
when time is urgent on them,
silent when the crowd noise
and ends the lynching of hours.
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Edgar Allan Poe / Hasan Saygin

Edgar Allan Poe | I miei incantesimi sono infranti..
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Confucio /Hartwig Kopp-Delaney | Aforismi /Quotes

  • Colui che desidera assicurare il bene di altri si è già assicurato il proprio.
  • He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.
  • Fate il bene in ogni tempo, in ogni luogo, in tutte le circostanze in cui potrete farlo; e sarete, a non dubitarne, virtuosi e saggi.
  • Fate il bene per se medesimo, senz'alcun motivo d'interesse personale; vi sarà resa la giustizia che meritate, godrete senza contrasto della riputazione di virtù e di sapienza, che si forma da se medesima in favore di quelli che così si governano senza parere di ambirla.
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Jacques Prévert ~ Prima colazione...

Lui ha messo
Il caffè nella tazza
Lui ha messo
Il latte nel caffè
Lui ha messo
Lo zucchero nel caffellatte
Ha girato
Il cucchiaino
Ha bevuto il caffellatte
Ha posato la tazza
Senza parlarmi
S'è acceso
Una sigaretta
Nicola De Luca - Italian Figurative painter

Pubblicato il 16/09/10 ed aggiornato il

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