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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ~ Expressionist painter

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner [1880-1938] was a german expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged. In 1933, his work was branded as "degenerate" by the Nazis, and this was a contributing factor to his suicide.

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Remedios Varo | Surrealist painter

Remedios Varo’s paintings combine Surrealist* influences with a distinctive style that evokes mystical or eerie adventures.
She had a life philosophy of non-conformity and a personal story marked by dislocation and tumult.
During her childhood in Spain, Varo was influenced by her engineer father, who taught her to draw, and her strict Catholic schooling, against which she rebelled. Following her graduation from art school, she pursued Surrealism* and political change.

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Audrey Marienkoff, 1980

Marienkoff est une jeune artiste peintre au parcours atypique. Prothésiste dentaire, il y a quelques années encore, elle profitait de son temps libre pour peindre. Mais la passion est tenace, attirée par le dessin depuis son plus jeune âge, elle a décidé, un beau jour, de vivre de la peinture et des arts plastiques. Depuis elle a laissé les prothèses dentaires, pour faire place aux pinceaux et toiles, et en fait désormais sa profession.

Pubblicato il 29/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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Mollie Kellogg

Mollie’s work has sold internationally and has galleried in New York City, NY, Santa Fe, NM, La Jolla, CA, Solana Beach, CA, Laguana Beach, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Cheyenne, WY, Birmingham, AL, Phoenix, AZ and Scottsdale AZ.
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Sergey Shaposhnikov | Digital Art

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Irene Gendelman

The beauty of Irene’s paintings reside in her astute use of subdued colours, reflecting the different nuances and shadows of cities. Her textured surfaces complement her subject matter in revealing the solid aspect of building construction yet her use of fine, thin lines, delicately placed to give an air of lightness to the scene.

Pubblicato il 28/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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Paul Cadmus ~ Magical Realism painter

The American artist Paul Cadmus (1904-1999) was a Thirty year old unknown, outside of his own New York bohemian circles, painter in 1934, but then he became famous, or should we say, infamous almost overnight when a major artistic scandal erupted over his risqué, and much publicized painting, The Fleet’s In!

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Jacqui Faye ~ Red Shoe

I was born in San Antonio, Texas. My mother and grandmother were both artists. I began painting as a child under their direction and knew early on that art would always be a big part of my life. After working in graphic design for more than 16 years, I picked up a brush again in 2007 with the constant encouragement of my sister and several good friends.
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Russian-born British artist Arina, based in London, widely exhibits her paintings all over the world and is recognized with a number of awards in the UK, USA and Europe. Her paintings have been featured at venues such as the world-famous Saatchi Gallery and Mall Galleries in London, Venice Arsenale in Italy and many others in New York, Miami, Venice, Hamburg, and Marseille etc. Her works are in private collections worldwide, including Gustav Metzger private collection. Arina studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art graduated with Master’s degree (MA) in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London. Arina is full-member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) in the United Kingdom and the Portrait Society of America (PSA).
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Vie Dunn-Harr, 1953

Dunn-Harr found her artistic expression slowly, yet deliberately, and continues to explore the many possibilities in the arts. She studied in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo de Medici Instituto de Arte and at the Toblach-Dobbiaco Academia Italia. She derived much of her early experience from the traditional school and continues to embrace formalism. Her works are organic forms rooted in architectural elements. The forms are sensuous and portray the force and fragility of nature. Dunn-Harr considers herself a contemporary realist and has exhibited in the USA, Europe and Mexico.

Pubblicato il 27/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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Zhao Chun, 1970

Zhao Chun was born in Shenyang City, Liaoning province, China. His search for the mythic reality of the Miao women let Zhao Chun to explore one of the most recurrent themes of Chinese arts that of the ultra sophisticated Miao women, in a completely new perspective.
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Tiziano Vecellio | High Renaissance painter

Titian [ca. 1485-1576] was the greatest painter of 16th-century Venice, and the first painter to have a mainly international clientele. During his long career, he experimented with many different styles of painting which embody the development of art during his epoch.

Pubblicato il 26/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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Leon Kroll 1884 -1974

Leon Kroll was an american painter and lithographer. Known as a figurative artist, Life Magazine described him as "the dean of U.S. nude painters". Born into a musical family on lower Second Avenue in New York City, Kroll's father was a violinist and his cousin was William Kroll. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under John Henry Twachtman, and at the Académie Julian in Paris with Jean Paul Laurens in the late 1900s. In 1913 Kroll showed work at the Armory Show. In addition to his own work,
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Wojtek Siudmak, 1942 | Fantastic Hyperrealist painter

Wojtek Siudmak, an artist of polish origin, settled in France in 1966 and is considered one of the principal representatives of fantastic realism, like M.C. Escher, L. Fini and others. He himself claims to be a fantastic hyperrealist, conscientiously putting his originality into relief.
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Max Sauco, 1969 ~ Digital Surrealist painter

Russian digital artist Max Sauco peels the skin of imagination and reveals the very deep internal statements of art, photo realism and surrealism. Max Sauco since 1998, working in engineering conceptual and surrealistic photography manipulations. Some believe that Max is the founder of this direction in art. Sauco is winner of gold medals obtained at the prestigious Salon and exhibitions, awards from FIAP, he is a member of the Union of Designers of Russia.
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Andrzej Malinowski, 1947

He was born in Warshaw Poland. A graduate in Arts from the Fine Arts. He is a painter, art director, conceivor and illustrator. His paintings, illustrations and posters have been awarded 9 prizes.
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Aleksandra Ekster ~ A founder of the Art Déco

Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Ekster (1882-1949) cubo-futurist, suprematist, constructivist and designer is one of most famous Russian Avant Garde female painters that gained international recognition. She was a multi talented artist - a painter, ceramist, graphic artist, clothes designer. Alexandra Ekster would also become a co-founder of the Art Deco. In Paris, Aleksandra Ekster was a personal friend of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who introduced her to Gertrude Stein. In 1914, Ekster participated in the Salon des Indépendants exhibitions in Paris, together with Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Archipenko, Vadym Meller, Sonia Delaunay-Terk and other French and Russian artists.

Pubblicato il 25/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres | Neoclassical painter

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres [1780-1867] was a French* Neoclassicist painter. Although he thought of himself as a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was his portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy.

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Kwon Kyung-yup 권경엽, 1975 | Fantastic Realism painter

권경엽 - Kwon Kyung-yup - a graduate of Sejong University in Korea, begins her process by taking photographs first; this captures all the details and expressions. She then makes a draft of the photo and paints in on canvas with oil. Although it seems unorthodox, this technique was employed in the beginning stages of photography. Before photography was possible to print, they were used as a research tool in developing wood engraved illustrations.

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Jacques Louis David | Neoclassical painter

The art of Jacques Louis David embodies the style known as Neoclassicism, which flourished in France during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. David championed a style of rigorous contours, sculpted forms, and polished surfaces; history paintings, such as his Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons (Musée du Louvre, Paris) of 1789, were intended as moral exemplars. He painted in the service of royalty, radical revolutionaries, and an emperor; although his political allegiances shifted, he remained faithful to the tenets of Neoclassicism, which he transmitted to a generation of students, including Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson, François Gérard, Baron Antoine Jean Gros and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
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Francois Boucher | Rococo painter

Born in Paris, the son of a minor painter, Nicolas, by whom he was probably first taught. He studied briefly under François Lemoyne before winning the prix de Rome at the Academy in 1723, but there was then no place for him at Rome.

Francois Boucher 1703-1770 | French rococo painter

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Andre Kosslick ~ Digital Art

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Nello Iovine, 1935

Figurativo, ritrattista e paesaggista classico, ha frequentato l’Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli, dove fu allievo del professore Guido Casciaro. Ha iniziato la sua attività artistica nel 1947, ritraendo tutto ciò che lo circondava, dal paesaggio alla natura morta fino alla figura; ha eseguito tra l’altro numerosi ritratti, anche a personalità della politica e della cultura.
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Pierre Auguste Cot | Academic Classicism painter

The Storm

French painter▪ Pierre Auguste Cot (17 February 1837 - 2 August 1883) was born in Bédarieux, and initially studied at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse before going to Paris.
In 1863 he made a successful debut at the Salon, and from the 1870s, his popularity grew quickly.
Cot enjoyed the patronage of the academic sculptor Francisque Duret, whose daughter he married, and of William-Adolphe Bouguereau▪, with whom he had also worked.

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Danilo Martinis, 1976

Danilo Martinis, artista milanese, si diploma presso la Scuola d'Arte di Cabiate e inizia la sua carriera disegnando per l'arredamento prodotti unici dal design originale. Influenzato dall’Action Painting, inizia a dipingere alla fine degli Anni 90 realizzando una serie di opere dallo stile materico realizzate utilizzando sassi e smalti.
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Albert Reuss 1889-1976

Albert Reuss was born in Budapest in 1889 into a Jewish family called Reiss. His father was a butcher and expected his sons to follow that trade. At the age of eighteen, in spite of strong opposition, Albert left home and moved to Vienna intending to begin a career as an artist. He was self-taught. He said that he had the best teachers, the great master painters of all time, for he began to earn a modest living by making salable copies of many world-famous paintings in the Viennese art galleries and museums. Just as he was beginning to make his way in the art world with his own individual work, there came the Nazi annexation of Austria. Albert changed his name to Reuss, but due to the dangerous political situation he and his wife, Rosa, were compelled to leave the country along with many other Jewish refugees and were offered asylum in Britain.
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Pietro Annigoni | Portrait painter

Pietro Annigoni (7 June 1910 - 28 October 1988) was an Italian* portrait and fresco painter. He is best known for his portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, 1956.
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Born in Milan in 1910, Annigoni was influenced by the Italian Renaissance. From the end of the 1920s on, he lived mainly in Florence where he studied at the College of the Piarist Fathers.
In 1927, he was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where he attended the courses given by Felice Carena in painting, Giuseppe Graziosi in sculpture, and Celestino Celestini in etching.

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Pedro Sanz Gonzalez

Figure umane, ritratti, nudi, pittura simbolica, l'influenza dei maestri del passato, utilizzando nuove tecniche e nuovi concetti, il mistero di un occhio, la bellezza delle forme del corpo umano che suggeriscono ed evocano, provocano a far pensare.
Pedro Sanz Gonzalez | Spanish Figurative Realist painter
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Alexander Sigov, 1955 ~ Surrealist painter

"Salvador Dali, in one of his Ten Commandments, says: Do not fear perfection, you can not achieve it. Painting, this is what helps me come closer to this secret, mystery. If in life, to achieve a certain goal, understanding the mystery of truth, not seldom comes disappointment, then there is hope in the art to keep this secret, learning it every day" - Alexander Sigov.

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David Bowers, 1956

David Bowers, born 1956 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from art school in Pittsburgh in 1979.  He began working as a staff artist at various studios in Pittsburgh. Two years later, David began teaching at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he lectured for ten years.  This job was perfect for Bowers at the time due to the short hours in the classroom.  These short workdays enabled a lot of free time to perfect his painting technique before he entered the illustration field.

Pubblicato il 22/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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Fulvio De Marinis, 1971

Fulvio De Marinis nasce a Napoli il 2 aprile del 1971. Nel 1992 si diploma all'Istituto d'Arte "U. Boccioni" di Napoli in arte orafa e partecipa al concorso "I gioielli nei dipinti di Piero della Francesca" a San Sepolcro. Nello stesso anno espone alla galleria "La clessidra" di Napoli. Nel 1993 si iscrive all'Accademia di Belle Arti partenopea e frequenta il corso di scultura del Maestro Perez.
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Escha Van Den Bogerd, 1972

Escha Van Den Bogerd was born in The Hague, Holland, and started painting at the age of 3. In the Hague, she attended the Rudolf Steiner school, a school with many art subjects including painting, drawing and art history. I have been an full time artist sinds 1994, my paintings have been exhibited sold and published worldwide.

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Ciro Palumbo, 1965

Ciro Palumbo è nato a Zurigo nel 1965. Fin da bambino ha mostrato una grande predisposizione per l'arte, mestiere che poi diventerà negli anni il suo pane quotidiano. Dopo aver Frequentato a Torino le scuole superiori per apprendere le tecniche più professionali per svolgere la professione di disegnatore pubblicitario, si è specializzato sia nella grafica che come direttore artistico. è restato però sempre fedele alla passione pittorica e date le sue grandi capacità tecniche e soprattutto inventive ha cominciato ad operare presso una moderna “bottega d’arte” riscuotendo numerosi successi che gli hanno permesso di non mollare e andare sempre avanti verso una crescita più florida. Comincia così una lunga serie di sperimentazioni e ricerca che negli ultimi anni lo hanno portato a perfezionare la sua poetica, mettendo a fuoco il “mestiere” e come dice lui stesso: “…a cominciare veramente e con umile devozione a fare il pittore…
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Artemisia Gentileschi ~ Baroque Era painter

Artemisia Gentileschi 1593-1652 | Italian Baroque Era painter | Susanna and the Elders, 1610

Artemisia Gentileschi [1593-1652] was an Italian painter in Renaissance times. She was born on July 8th 1593, in Rome, Italy. Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, had three children Artemisia and her two brothers. Her father was a Tuscan painter, he introduced her to painting. Artemisia was not allowed to go to an all male art school so her father got her a provate tutor, his name was Agostino Tassi. Artemisia created a painting of a young woman being raped by two elders, this painting was named "Susanna". Shortly after the painting was finished Artemisia was raped by her tutor Agostino Tassi. Tassi had attempted to steal paintings from Orazio. Tassi was scentenced to jail for one year but he never went.

Pubblicato il 20/09/11 ed aggiornato il

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La Reggia di Versailles

Il Giardino della Reggia di Versailles è un'antica residenza reale. La città di Versailles, nata dalla diffidenza del giovane Luigi XIV verso la capitale e i suoi cittadini, temuti e considerati difficili da tenere sotto controllo, dopo l'episodio della Fronda, costituisce oggi un comune autonomo situato nell'attuale dipartimento delle Yvelines, in Francia. All'inizio del XVII secolo, Versailles non era che un modesto edificio costruito sotto Luigi XIII al limite delle foreste, il suo luogo di caccia preferito. Nel 1661, suo figlio Luigi XIV decise di ingrandirlo e trasformarlo nel prestigioso castello circondato da un grande parco alberato simbolo dell'assolutismo. Fino al regno di Luigi Filippo, il castello di Versailles e il suo parco furono ristrutturati più volte. La grande tempesta del 26 dicembre 1999 distrusse le piante del parco e permise finalmente di predisporre un grande programma di reimpianto delle essenze originali nel loro allineamento dell'epoca.
Durante la guerra franco-prussiana del 1870, la città fu occupata dai Prussiani che vi stabilirono il loro quartier generale dal 18 settembre 1870 al 12 marzo 1871. Nel 1871, durante l'insurrezione della Comune di Parigi, il governo e il parlamento francesi si installarono a Napoli.
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Pascal Chove

Pascal Chove was born on 17th February 1963. He studies at the applied arts school Ecole des Arts Appliques Duperre in Paris. Graduated from the Ecole des Arts Appliques with Diploma and BTS in plastic arts. Until 1986, he painted numerous murals n Paris and rest of France; following this period he decided to focus exclusively on easel painting.Since 1997, Pascal Chove has shown his works at numerous internation exhibitions; America, Mexico, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Corea etc
Pascal Chove 1963 | France

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Guillaum Seignac 1870-1924

Guillaum Seignac was born in Rennes, France, in 1870, and died in 1924. Started training at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he spent 1889 through 1895. He had a lot of teachers there, including Gabriel Ferrier, and Tony Robert-Fluery. Tony Robert Fluery was a noted history and genre artist. Gabriel Farrel, on the other hand, had been an awarded Prix de Rome. He had another one named William Bouguereau.
Guillaum Seignac 1870-1924 | French academic painter

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Zhaoming Wu, 1955

Chinese painter Zhaoming Wu was born and grew up in Guangzhou City. He received his BFA from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art China and his MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
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La Cappella degli Scrovegni

San Michele trafigge Satan
La Cappella degli Scrovegni, Padova - Italy, dedicata a Santa Maria della Carità ed affrescata tra il 1303-1305 da Giotto (1267-1337) su incarico di Enrico degli Scrovegni, costituisce uno dei massimi capolavori dell'arte occidentale.
Il senso della natura e della storia, il senso d'umanità e di fede fusi assieme per narrare in un modo unico, irripetibile le storie della Madonna e di Cristo.
Colore e luce, poesia e pathos, l'uomo e Dio. La narrazione ricopre interamente le pareti con le storie della Vergine e di Cristo, mentre nella contro-facciata è dipinto il grandioso Giudizio Universale, con il quale si conclude la vicenda della salvazione umana.
Giotto termino' gli affreschi entro i primi mesi del 1306.
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