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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.
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Mollie Kellogg | Magical Mystical painter

California-based artist and film-maker Mollie Kellogg’s award-winning Incognito Witch Project, celebrating hidden magick, is described by Mz Urban Art in New York City as "An American painter who births wonderfully mystic personalities on her heavily textured canvases".
Art appraiser Corinne Cain observes: "The metallic pigments together with superior drawing skills enable a three-dimensionality not accomplished by others".
Citing the closest comparison to another artist's work as Alfred Leslie, she adds, "Leslie’s portrait expressions relate to some of Kellogg's works, but they lack the depth and three-dimensionality, not to mention the glitter and thick paint/pigment application".
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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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.
In 1728 he went to Rome, probably at his own expense. He was made a professor in 1737. His industry and facility rapidly brought him success, at home and abroad.
His first commission from the Crown, paintings for the Queen’s apartments at Versailles in 1735, was followed by others for Versailles, Fontainebleau, the Bibliothèque du Roi Choisy and La Muette.

Francois Boucher 1703-1770 | French rococo painter

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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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Pedro Sanz Gonzalez

Figure umane, ritratti, 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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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.
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Fulvio De Marinis, 1971 | Figurative painter

Fulvio De Marinis born in Naples, Italy. He graduated from the Secondary School of Art and attended the Academy of Arts in Naples.
De Marinis is a painter inspired by classical painting, but his works are extremely topical, through the representation of places, colours, and customs of the present day.
His characters and still-lives are distinguishable in the use of delicate tones and light shades, proving his technical qualification and ability to express moods of the characters represented.
Despite his young age, his paintings are requested by collectors and prestigious galleries.

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Escha Van Den Bogerd, 1972 | Figurative painter

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.
Her Paintings have been sold to private collections in some of the following countries, Switzerland, Austria, Peru, Luxembourg, Holland, UK, US, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand. Eschas work has also been published by PGM Artworld and house in Holland, prints are available worldwide.
Recent exhibitions where held in Switzerland and Holland. Painting is my passion my life, and is about sharing thoughts and emotions with others. My works of art have become extremely personal; they are an emotional response to my surroundings and experiences. These are reflections of joy, hope, peace and sadness.

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Ciro Palumbo, 1965 | Surrealist / Symbolist painter

Ciro Palumbo was born in Zurich, currently resides and works in Torino.
His artistic career was originally influenced by the poetics of the Metaphysical school of Giorgio de Chirico and Alberto Savinio, reinventing however those foundations with a personal and completely original interpretation.
In his research, he proceeded through moments of contemplation and metaphyisical silences, contrasted by nocturnal and intimately wrought expressivity, where one can feel the clean break from the silent immobility which resides in the works of the Pictor Optimus.
His art represents therefore stages on which objects are carriers of oniric symbolism.

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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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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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Agnolo Bronzino | Mannerist painter

Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1563🎨) of Florence, Italy, known as Il Bronzino, was a Mannerist painter🎨.
Mixing styles of the late High Renaissance🎨 into the early Baroque period, Mannerists often depicted their subjects in unnatural forms. Bronzino’s works have been described as “icy” portraits that put an abyss between the subject and the viewer.
After studying with Raffaellino del Garbo, an early Florentine Renaissance painter🎨, Bronzino became a student of Jacopo Pontormo🎨, a founder of the Florentine Mannerist style.

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Pompei sotto l'ira del Vesuvio

Pompei è una delle più significative testimonianze della civiltà romana e si presenta come un eccezionale libro aperto sull’arte, sui costumi, sui mestieri, sulla vita quotidiana del passato. La città è riemersa dal buio dei se­coli così come era al momento in cui venne all’improvviso coperta da uno spesso strato di ceneri fuoriuscite, insieme alla lava, con la devastante eruzione del Vesuvio.
Pompei sotto l'ira del Vesuvio
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Alexander Vereinov, 1956 | Portrait painter


Never underestimate the power, the brilliance, and the kindness of Alexander Vereinov. Cerebral Palsy can "only" make one appear not capable. No matter the limitations of one's body, there are those like Alexander whom are born with multiple gifts and Talents that any person would be proud to have.

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Jean-François Millet | The Barbizon school of painters

Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), French painter, who came of a peasant family, was born on the 4th of October 1814 in the hamlet of Gruchy, near Greville (La Manche), in the wild and picturesque district called La Hague.
His boyhood was passed working in his father's fields, but the sight of the engravings in an old illustrated Bible set him drawing, and thenceforth, whilst the others slept, the daily hour of rest was spent by Millet in trying to render the familiar scenes around him.

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Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova

Igor Kozlovsky /b. 1956, Slobodskoi, Kirov Region, Russia. Marina Sharapova /b. 1960, Leningrad, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia. Igor and Marina are husband and wife artistic team, working together on the same canvas. Artists, designers, interior architects.
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Odile de Schwilgué, 1952 | Surrealist figurative painter

Born in Alsace, she spent the first sixteen years of her life in a small town near Strasbourg. "She did not become a painter by chance".
She owes her talent to her maternal great-grandmother. At a time when a woman did not fulfil herself in a professional capacity, the latter - despite a premature death - left a varied collection of her work behind, including some superb frescoes in the family home.
Odile has certainly inherited her passion. Everything was a pretext to draw and paint, to the detriment of classes at college which bored her.

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Franz Marc ~ The Blue Rider Group

Nacque dal pittore Wilhelm Marc che gli impartì una severa formazione calvinista insieme a suo fratello Paul. Per breve tempo coltivò l'idea di diventare pastore. Nel 1899 iniziò gli studi nella facoltà di filosofia all’università Ludwig Maximilian di Monaco ma nel 1900 decise di iscriversi all’accademia delle Belle Arti di Monaco e di darsi alla pittura. Compì diversi viaggi.
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Ugo Riva, 1951

Ugo Riva nasce a Bergamo nel 1951. Sin dall'inizio della sua carriera sperimenta diversi materiali, dal cemento alla pietra, dal marmo al egno, ma sarà con l'argilla che incontrerà la sua maggiore affinità. Questo materiale grazie alla sua malleabilità gli consentirà di rappresentare i segni, le vibrazioni e le passioni dei soggetti che ispirano le sue sculture. Ugo Riva ha tenuto, dal 1973 ad oggi, oltre trenta mostre personali in Italia e all'estero.
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Anita Kreituse

Born in Riga, Latvia on 29 May 1954. Anita Kreituse graduated 1972 J. Rozentals Art School in Riga and admitted Latvian Academy of Arts in the same year. Already since 1973 she participates in art exhibitions. After Academy diploma 1980 she starts working as an art director in the "Zilite" magazine, where she is active until 1997. Anita is member of the Latvian Artists Union since 1992 and has participated in numerous important art exhibitions in the country.
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Siegfried Zademack, 1952 | Surrealist / Visionary painter

Siegfried Zademack, German painter, was born in Bremen, Germany. Freelance artist since 1980. Several artshows of his work in and outside his homecountry. Siegfried Zademack's surrealistic visionary paintings make recipients and reviewers wonder.
The arrangement of his pictorial thoughts immensely exceeds a realistic reproduction. His pictures allow us to slip in metaphysical dimensions, between humorous irony and the unfathomable deepness of our souls.
The semantic sources of this art are equally past and present.The quotation from art history stands alongside the Coca-Cola bottle. His true teachers were the masters of the earl and late Italien Renaissance up to the Mannerists.

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Ilya Repin ~ Historical/Genre painter

Ilya Yefimovich Repin / Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пин, (born August 5 [July 24, Old Style], 1844, Chuguyev, Russia - died September 29, 1930, Kuokkala, Finland), Russian painter of historical subjects known for the power and drama of his works.