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Frederick William MacMonnies

Frederick William MacMonnies, [1863-1937], was the best known expatriate American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts school, as successful and lauded in France as he was in the United States. He was also a highly accomplished painter and portraitist. He was born in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York and died in New York City. Three of MacMonnies' best-known sculptures are Nathan Hale, Bacchante and Infant Faun, and Diana.
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Elena Filatov, 1968

Kazakhstan painter Elena Filatov studied art and music in Omsk/Siberia and Moscow and worked as a graphic designer in Chabarovsk/Asia and Portland/USA. Elena Filatov has been living in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, since 1995. An independent designer and illustrator she is trained in the following art techniques: oil, pastel, gouache, aquarelle, lead and coal pencil and collages.

Pubblicato il 28/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Joan Miró ~ Surrealist painter

Joan Miró i Ferrà [1893-1983] was a spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
Joan Miró 1893-1983 | Spanish surrealist painter

Pubblicato il 27/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Nancy Guzik, 1944

American painter Nancy studied at The American Academy of Art in Chicago and The Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Her art has been recognized with many awards, including the Award of Excellence by the Women Artist of the West, Grand Prize from International Artist Magazine, three Gold Medals from the Palette Chisel Academy and First Prize from the Midwest Pastel Society. Her painting, "Oscar" was chosen for the 2009 cover for The Portrait Society of America’s Journal that also featured her figurative works. In addition, Guzik’s art has been celebrated in major publications such as International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, Art of the West, Art Talk and Southwest Art.

Pubblicato il 26/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Serge Lutens, 1942 ~ Stilista e fotografo

All'età di quattordici anni, Serge Lutens comincia il proprio apprendistato presso un prestigioso parrucchiere di Lille, un periodo che egli stesso descriverà come cruciale per la sua idea di bellezza. Nel 1962 si trasferisce a Parigi, dove viene assunto dalla rivista Vogue per creare make up ed acconciature, ed è in questo periodo che affianca grandi fotografi come Richard Avedon, Bob Richardson e Irving Penn.
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Sergio Martínez Cifuentes, 1966

Sergio Martinez Cifuentes, dual Chilean-Spanish nationality, born in Santiago, Chile. As a young man, known for his drawings, which together with its stark poetry and musical compositions, beginning to structure their profile adolescent romantic and existentialist.

Pubblicato il 24/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Odette Itah

Etudes au cionservatoire de Meknes: Theatre classique. Etudes commerciales, peinture a l'huile, sculpture. J'enseigne le francais, volontariat a l'hopital de Nahariya dans le departement pediatrique depuis 12 ans...

Pubblicato il 22/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Ludmila Curilova

Ludmila Curilova is an Moldovan painter. Curilova's work is influenced by illusory theatre art and it retains the decorative quality of a fairy tale setting. Within her paintings on paper and canvas, warm, rich colors glow with an almost magical essence. At times her figures exist in a subdued dreamscape amidst fruit and flowers. While Curilova uses traditional media and tools: acrylic paint, brushes and art knive, she also experiments with small clay sculptures.

Pubblicato il 21/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Ludmila, 1958 ~ Surrealist painter

Nasceu na Rússia. Vive em Portugal desde 1991. Estudou Desenho e Pintura na Escola de Arte de Florença, Florença, Itália. Frequentou oficinas livres de pintura da Cooperativa sob orientação do Mestre Albuquerque Mendes, Porto. Frequentou Oficinas de Gravura da Cooperativa sob orientação da gravadora Irene Ribeiro, Porto. Formação em gravura nas oficinas do Núcleo de Gravura de Alijó sob orientação do Mestre Daniel Hompesch, Alijó. Membro de Núcleo de Gravura de Alijó. Membro de Núcleo Português de Arte Fantástica. Curso Desenho Científico com o Prof. Dr. Fernando Correia.

Pubblicato il 19/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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José Rivas

Born of Spanish decendants and raised in the West Coast, Jose is a Vancouver-based graphic designer and a graduate from Capilano Univerisity’s IDEA - Illustration and Design - Program. A lover not a fighter, Jose lives to work because it feels like play. A socialite by nature, he loves talking about food or films directed by Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick. Among other things, He’s a sucker for color schemes and beautiful sunsets.

Pubblicato il 17/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Chidi Okoye | Abstract Figurative painter / sculptor

Nigerian born painter Chidi A. Okoye graduated with a distinction in sculpture from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria, in 1988.
For the next six years he taught sculpture and drawing at Federal Polytechnic Oko Anambra State Nigeria. During this period, he created an outstanding collection, not only sculpting, but painting and writing as well.

Pubblicato il 14/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Taras Loboda, 1961

Taras Loboda, Ukrainian painter, was born Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, in the family of a prominent Ukrainian artist. In 1985, he graduated from the Kiev Art Academy. Taras has been living in Prague since 1993 with his family. Working in his Prague-based studio, Taras exhibits and sells his art throughout the world. His works are highly demanded by numerous collectors and art lovers in USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Taras shows the greatest knowledge of the classical painting skills, he brings us back to the Renaissance in his women portraits and still-lifes. At the same time, his works have very fresh modern look and feeling - specially his magic landscapes. This brilliant combination makes art of Taras so attractive and desirable.

Pubblicato il 13/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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First Impressionist Exhibition, 1874

Claude Monet 1840-1926 | Impression Sunrise, 1872
Claude Monet 1840-1926 | Impression Sunrise, 1872

In 1874, a group of artists called the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc. organized an exhibition in Paris that launched the movement called Impressionism.
Its founding members included Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro, among others.
The group was unified only by its independence from the official annual Salon, for which a jury of artists from the Académie des Beaux-Arts selected artworks and awarded medals.

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Alexander Daniloff, 1963

Russian painter Alexander Daniloff was born in Donetsk. From 1987-2000 he organized personal exhibitions and participated in numerous collective exhibitions and cultural actions in Nizhni Novgorod, Moscow, Norilsk (Russia), San-Francisco, Los Angeles (USA), Venlo, Horst, Amsterdam (Netherlands), Helsinki (Finland), Barcelona (Spain). In 2000 Daniloff moved to Italy in Rovigo (Venetian province), where he currently lives and works as a professional artist. For 4 years he has collaborated with City Theatre of Rovigo for creating illustrations for playbills. He collaborate as an illustrator with the magazine "Vsemirnyj Sledopyt" of St. Petersburg.

Pubblicato il 09/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Raymond Poulet, 1934

French painter Raymond Poulet was born in Paris. He obtained a scholarship to attend the Arts Decoratifs and Beaux-arts schools in Paris. He also attended courses at various painting and sculpture academies in Paris. He held his first group exhibit in 1960, which was followed by personal exhibits in France and in the US. Shortly after, his exhibits spread worldwide. Raymond Poulet was inspired by Braque, Picasso and Nicolas De Stael, thus starting with abstract painting in New York. More than one hundred of his paintings were woven and painted in Aubusson.

Pubblicato il 08/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Gérard Daran

Gérard Daran, né le 2 janvier 1946 à Toulouse est un peintre et dessinateur français.
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Sergio Cerchi

Sergio Cerchi è nato a Firenze, città in cui tuttora vive e lavora. Le figure e le geometrie compongono la sua visione del reale, contrassegnata da una spinta etica che esprime valori non solo artistici, ma filosofici, storici e psicosociali. Dai primi lavori pittorici con paesaggi e vedute, si è evoluto verso evocazioni "cubiste" e rielaborazioni del proprio vissuto, che hanno radicalmente mutato l' impianto materico e coloristico. Soggetti e sfondi si moltiplicano nella sua pittura come su di un pentagramma musicale, sfumando orizzonti piani e volumi, in cui figure e particolari emergono leggibili e composti in modo affatto originale. Cromie di colori ad olio, dalle calde tonalità' di rossi carminio, mescolati a sfumature ocra, a verdi antichi e blu con sapienti ombreggiature di grigi luminosi, danno corpo ad elementi petrosi, scultorei, emblematici delle materie e sostanze dei più grandi maestri dell'arte dai Primitivi al Rinascimento, di cui si nutre appunto la poetica e la pittura di Sergio Cerchi.

Pubblicato il 07/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Kandinsky ~ Lo Spirituale nell’Arte

Wassily Kandinsky a Venezia
"Mi sembrava che l'anima viva dei colori emettesse un richiamo musicale, quando l'inflessibile volontà del pennello strappava loro una parte di vita", scriveva Wassily Kandinsky, il fondatore dell'Arte Astratta. Nel sangue russo di Kandinsky si erano confusi quello tedesco della nonna materna e quello orientale della bisnonna paterna, che era una principessa cinese.
La musica diede una particolare impulso alla sua anima, Mussorgskij, Rimskji-Korsakov, Balakirev, Cui e Borodin erano i suoi preferiti. Mentre, Monet, con i suoi "Covoni" esposti a Mosca nel 1895, gli diede la certezza della sua vocazione: egli ricorderà sempre quelle tele per l'impressione che ne aveva ricevuta d'esser la pittura in essa indipendente e comunque assai più forte della realtà per suo mezzo raffigurata..
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Cliff Warner

Born in, Staffordshire on 25.01.1961. The initial use of the figure as the prime subject for my artwork began from academic life drawing sessions at art college. Over time i have had an interest in expressing my figurative art in various styles and formats. I prefer to paint in acrylic and to use a limited palett.

Pubblicato il 06/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Valerie Depadova

Née en 1965, vit et travaille dans le Gard. Personnages inachevés ou animaux en mutation, le quotidien prend une forme magique sous ces regards étranges qui nous interpellent dans notre plus profonde simplicité comme un retour à l’enfance, un retour vers le geste primitif et plus loin encore vers le vide. La peinture de Valérie Depadova semble nous rappeler que la chaleur peut être au cœur de l’hiver. La couleur est là comme un baume à la tristesse, étrangère au cœur de ces personnages, pris en flagrant délit dans le détail d’une expression quotidienne, naïve simple, mais perplexe. Sa terre natale, le continent africain, semble lui avoir légué la richesse d’une palette aux couleurs chatoyantes, un trait franc et spontané.

Pubblicato il 05/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Amy Polling

Born in San Francisco, California, out of a Dutch traditional….yet, very artistic family, Amy Polling has also French blood running through her veins! She lived in various countries in the world and considers herself as an “European citizen with an American Topping”. She gets her inspiration from her own life experiences and through her early travels around the world, where she came in contact with people from all sorts of backgrounds and cultures; the Bedouin, Clochards and Royality..

Pubblicato il 04/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Willem Haenraets 1940 ~ Impressionist painter

Willem Haenraets is an Hollandaise painter. - "I was born in Heerlen, which is a town in the south of the Netherlands. When I was sixteen, I started my education at the City Acadamy at Maastricht. After I graduated, I was awarded a scolarship to study at the Belgium National Institute for Fine Arts at Antwerp and I became a student of Professor Sarina (Atelier Opsomer) and Professor Vaarten. During my life I exhibitioned succesfully in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States. Since three years I live with my wife Thea in Spain, in the vicinity of Alicante".

Pubblicato il 03/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Nguyen Thanh Binh, 1954 ~ Minimalist Figurative painter

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Vietnamese painter, is an exponent of the increasing popularity of Vietnamese art. After graduating from art institutes in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, he achieved international recognition for his graceful paintings. His work frequently being exhibited around Asia, America and Europe.
The artist says of his work: "I'm not trying to follow any trends, I'm just searching for beauty as I see it, a beauty for everyone. The structure in my paintings tells the viewer many things beyond the surface. The aim in my work is to condense the narrative. I like minimal subject and a maximum idea just like Japanese Haiku".

Pubblicato il 01/05/11 ed aggiornato il

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Carlos Alberto Quintero ~ Magic Realism painter

Art Investigator, Professor and Plastic Artist. Alberto’s passion and strength on investigation and exploration is captured on his Artwork, which covers a vast journey in the dimension of the roots of the Latin-American magic realism. Alberto has a long trajectory exhibiting his artwork nationally and internationally with great results. He possesses extensive knowledge of Aesthetic Education, Graphic Design and Master in Art Education: National University of Colombia (Bogota), plastic arts and extensive work experience within the country and overseas and during his career he has received various awards such as recognition from the Florida’s Governor Charlie Christ for his artistic contributions to the community. 
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