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Renata Domagalska ~ Flamenco Fire

Renata Domagalska, Polish painter, known for working in the Expressive Figurative style, come from Poland, presently live in Spain. Predominant motif of my art is the human. I'm fascinated by dynamic and motion of life that`s why they are a motor of my art creation: flamenco dance, tango, folklore, nude, the atmosphere of sunny southern countries, small towns with their little streets teeming with life, fragments of nature.
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Harry Anderson | Hall of Fame Illustrator

Harry Anderson [1906-1996] was an American illustrator and a member of the Illustrator's Hall of Fame. A devout Seventh-day Adventist artist, he is best known for Christian themed illustrations he painted for the Adventist church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a popular illustrator of short stories in American weekly magazines during the 1930s and early 1940s. Anderson was featured in American Artist in 1956; he received awards from the New York Art Directors club and other notable organizations, and was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1994.
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Kurt Anderson, 1957 | Floral / Figurative painter

Kurt Anderson, American painter*, is best known for his floral still life and figurative paintings.
He is especially attracted to flowers as a subject because they allow the richest expression of color and the liveliest use of brushwork.
These paintings have won him top honors* with the Oil Painters of America, the Salon International and the Open Market National.

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Kim Starr, 1956 ~ Morning on Maui

Kim Starr, American painter, is the preeminent painter of Romantic Realism. Her meticulous attention to detail, combined with the artistic sensitivity of earlier masters, results in contemporary works of unparalleled beauty. For much of her life as a painter, Kim Starr created her art in serene and beautiful villages on the islands of Kauai and Maui. Inspired by the tropical paradise surrounding her, she reveals in each of her new works a unique combination of rare artistic vision and painterly technique. Viewers are drawn into the image and surrounded by its elegance. It is obvious that they are in the presence of a modern master.

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Bruno Augusto Gavino, 1946 | Venetian Boats

Bruno Augusto Gavino, Italian painter, was born in Napoli, Italy.
An acknowledged master of landscape painting.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
To date, the artist actively participates in numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, successfully running author shows his paintings.
The artworks are in private and public collections of contemporary art in Europe and the USA.
Exhibitions of his works were held in Monaco, Germany, USA, Hong Kong.

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Masha Kurbatova / Мария Курбатова, 1969 | Watercolor painter

Мария Курбатова, illustratrice Russa, è nata a Саратов. Nel 1987-1989 ha studiato presso la Новосибирском художественном училище, e poi 2002-2007 presso Новосибирском Институте Искусств. I soggetti preferiti degli acquerelli della Kurbatova sono i personaggi romantici in costume d'epoca, figure e personaggi di fiabe, ballate, poesie - un mondo fantastico di pace, sogni e magia.

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Harding Meyer, 1964 | Abstract / Portrait painter

Brazilian**-born painter Harding Meyer lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe where he paints these stunning, large-scale oil portraits. Vibrant colors and geometric brush stroke techniques brings life to each massive canvas.
The portraits’ subject maintains a direct stare giving each piece an almost eerie and mysterious ambiance.

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The Flamenco Dancers ~ Pat McDonald

Pat McDonald, British painter, was born in Manchester, England.
His painting show big sensibility and beauty.
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Koukei Kojima [小島光径] ~ The Cherry Blossoms

Paintings of Japanese artist are blooming irises, river, the trees above the river, streams, where trout splashing… fresh breeze from the river, drizzling warm rain and snow in the winter reigns the silence. The spring cherry blossoms and autumn golden trees silently drop onto the ground. Koukei Kojima paints in the style of "Sansam" so called landscape painting in Japan and dors it very well.
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Vincent Van Gogh | Post-Impressionist painter

"What am I before the eyes of others? A useless, an eccentric, a person disagreeable; Suppose that happen, I would then show through my work, Inside the heart of this extravagant, My not be "nobody" - Vincent Van Gogh, dutch painter.

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Alonso Pereira | Abstract Figurative painter

In a rigorous process of intense personal research and deep thought, through the use of oil painting technique have created a work in which within a timeless space appear diverse reminiscent forms as the focal point which seek a balance that erases the borderline between the figurative and abstraction, thus this way enveloping and submerging the spectator in an imaginary universe of forms, textures, hues of grays and brow-ochres, signs which have multiple possibilities of interpretation according to each spectator’s personal universe.

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Winslow Homer | In Autumn Woods

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is regarded by many as the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century.
Born in Boston and raised in rural Cambridge, he began his career as a commercial printmaker, first in Boston and then in New York, where he settled in 1859.
He briefly studied oil painting in the spring of 1861.
In October of the same year, he was sent to the front in Virginia as an artist-correspondent for the new illustrated journal, Harper's Weekly.

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Alan Fearnley, 1942 ~ Retro and Classic Car

Alan Fearnley, British painter, is known for his superb paintings of motor racing and Formula One around the world. Fearnley was born in Yorkshire, and studied at Batley College of Art. His early works established Alan as an artist of unique talent and quality. Over the past 30 or so years Alan had built up a wealth of subject matter, starting with landscapes and moving later into his well known transport and motor racing paintings, the work that started to flow reflected not only his special skills, but also his love and passion for both motoring and motor sport.
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Lesley Anne Derks, 1977 | Cityscape painter

Lesley-Anne Derks, Scottish painter, was born in Scotland (Falkirk) and spent her childhood growing up in the industrial town of Grangemouth, with companies such as BP and ICI dominating the skyline with their buildings and plants, lighting up the sky at night with their orange glow. While at school it was this orange glow that would appear in some of her early paintings.

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Leonardo Da Vinci | Il Trattato della pittura

"Credo che, invece che definire che cosa sia l'anima, che è una cosa che non si può vedere, molto meglio è studiare quelle cose che si possono conoscere con l'esperienza, poiché solo l'esperienza non falla. E laddove non si può applicare una delle scienze matematiche, non si può avere la certezza", scriveva il grande Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519.

Oggi esistono oltre 8.000 fogli di appunti, più di 16.000 pagine, con molte decine di migliaia di disegni lasciati da Leonardo, ma si ritiene che siano solo una piccola parte di ciò che ha scritto e disegnato. Alcuni pensano che abbia scritto 60.000, forse 100.000 pagine, ormai perdute.
Ma forse qualcosa ancora esiste, sepolta in qualche antico archivio; nel 1966 per esempio sono stati trovati due nuovi codici a Madrid. Si tratta di pagine scritte quasi "di getto", tant'è vero che gli esperti di Leonardo dicono: "sembra di sentirlo parlare come da un registratore ".

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La Monna Lisa di Afghanistan

Lo sguardo enigmatico della Ragazza Afgana [The Afghan Girl] dagli occhi verde ghiaccio, considerata La Monna Lisa dell'Afghanistan, è diventata l'icona della condizione dei profughi in tutto il mondo.
Facente parte del celeberrimo reportage di Steve McCurry, questa fotografia è stata scattata nel 1984 al campo profughi Nasir Bagh in Pakistan, vicino alla città di Peshawar, campo che ospitava i rifugiati fuggiti dall'Afghanistan occupato dai sovietici.
Sharbat Gula 1984 - Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry
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Peihang Huang, 1984 | Pop Art

Peihang Huang / 黃沛涵 was born in Taipei, Taiwan and is a full time artist.
Huang uses vibrant oil paints to create these dreamy, saccharine, and occasionally morbid portraits inspired by Barbie Dolls.
Taiwanese young artist Peihang Huang, as a young generation of the land in chaotic situation both cultural and political, her painting tap aim to Taiwan’s history while linking it to global culture by referencing Western Pop culture to portray her feeling about being Taiwanese.

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Paul Boswijk, 1959 ~ Figurative painter

Paul Boswijk, Hollandaise painter, studied at the Art Academy Minerva in Groningen. Everything is in the paintings of Paul to the light. Whether in broad strips through a window enters or filtered through leaves on a face schijnt.Interieurs, hotel rooms, café terraces and in recent years also gardens and landscape, are the environments where Paul's models are. Because there are always people in his paintings. They are not portraits in the sense that only the person depicted is but the model is still an essential part of the schilderij. Paul paints a picture and tries here with no story to tell. Symbolism, deep meanings and high thoughts are with him not to be sought, and he is thus a real realist. De last time he works as many wet-on-wet, where previously a more layered technique was gehanteerd. Dit to as directly as possible result to obtain, though without much form and suggestion from losing.

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Bec Winnel | Fashion illustrator

Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian illustrator and artist. Winnel’s portraiture combines the illustrative precision of a graphic artist with the sophistication and emotiveness of a painter.
The ethereal quality of the her work is the result of carefully accreted layers of pencil, pastel and washes of paint.
Winnel’s work is delicate and otherworldly, and seems to border on the immaterial. Her imagery emerges from the surface like a dream state: soft, plush, and seemingly on the brink of dissolving into thin air.

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Richard MacDonald, 1946 | Figurative sculptor | Cirque du Soleil

Richard MacDonald 1946 | American figurative sculptor | Cirque du Soleil

A native Californian, Richard MacDonald - American sculptor**, was educated at the prestigious Art Center College of Design and received a Bachelor of Professional Arts, Cum Laude.
In the 30 years of his artistic career, Richard MacDonald has achieved international distinction for his sculpture, paintings, and drawings, and has been the recipient of many national and international awards**.
He has also held numerous one-man shows and exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and the Orient.
His fascination with the human figure and human emotions has led MacDonald to focus on sculpting figures of mimes, dancers and athletes, each of which conveys a sense of joy and pays tribute to the beauty of the human form.

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Maksai János, 1954 ~ Figurative painter

Maksai János, Hungarian painter, was born in Debrecen. Learn the bases of painting at free schools of art from 1972. Since 1983 János taken part regularly in the work of international colonies of artists. János paintings were shown in several independent and collective exhibitions: in Budapest, Szentendre, Debrecen, Hajdúszoboszló and Tokaj. János pictures can be found in the homes of collectors in Austria, France, Germany, Poland and Australia. Hi work with oil technique on canvas. "I would like to paint the beauties of the world. I try to tell people in the language of painting in what a wonderful world of nature we are living, we must only behave in a human way for it. I live in Debrecen since 1990. I have been a freelance artist".

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André Deymonaz, 1946 ~ Impressionist painter

André Deymonaz, French painter, was born in Casablanca, Morocco. The Deymonaz family settled in Provence, located in the south of France. This became an inspiration for Deymonaz, using light to elevate his subject matter contained the intimate moments of everyday French life.
André Deymonaz is a lover of nature who wants always to reflect its beauty, never to betray it. He approaches numerous themes without fear: market scenes, meeting places, Provence villages and intimate moments of ordinary people. He is capable of transmitting the beauty of the stalls, the atmosphere of the smoky cafes, where one can almost hear the laughs and noisy conversation.

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Helen Cottle, 1962 ~ Red umbrella

Helen Cottle, American painter, born in bay side Williamstown, Victoria is a self-taught/self-educated artist who paints in all mediums in a realist/impressionist style. Helens artistic life began in early childhood; she would spend many hours drawing from life always seeking new subject matter. What began as a part time hobby over time evolved into a passion to express herself creativity in whatever medium called on to compliment the chosen subject. Helen was greatly encouraged by her high school art teachers to pursue a career in art and teaching; however she decided not to continue on and study art at university but decided to follow her own path of self education and exploration.
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Krishna Ashok, 1964 ~ Figurative painter

Born in Mangalagiri, in Guntur district, Krishna Ashok, Indian painter, has received his Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has held several group and solo shows in various parts of the country and abroad. His major solo shows include those in Shristi Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2005 & 08; Nehru Centre, Mumbai, 2008; Kalahita Art Foundation, 2007; Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishat, 2005. His other shows are ITC Windsor, Bangalore, 2011; Vinnyasa Premiere Art Gallery, Chennai, 2008; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2008; Leela Lounges, New York, USA, 2007; Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Shilparamam, Hyderabad; Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, 2005; Coraco, West Indies, 2005; at Hong Kong presented by Gallery Sumukha, in 2005.

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Joel Rougie, 1957

Après des études aux Beaux-arts d'Angers, il intègre le fameux atelier Vocreschensky, et y perfectionne son dessin, la composition, et l'utilisation de la matière. Il y apprend aussi à maitriser les techniques de la peinture à l'huile et des glacis dans le respect des traditions. Il réalise sa première exposition personnelle en 1980 à Angers, il a 23 ans, travaillant la journée dans une entreprise, il doit alors peindre la nuit. Il se consacrera exclusivement à la peinture à partir de 1986. 

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Federico Andreotti | Genre painter

Federico Andreotti, Italian painter*, was born in Florence and received his artistic training at the Academy in Florence. There he studied with Enrico Pollastrini (1817-1876), the President of the Academy, and Angiolo Tricca (1817-1884).
His academic studies prepared him well for his chosen subject matter: historical figurative works set in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The late 19th century saw a resurgence of interest in this period of elegance and many artists, including Toudouze and Moreau, in France, Marcus Stone, in England and Madrazo, in Spain, also looked to satisfy the growing need for these works.

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Valery Star / Валери Стар, 1986 | Body painter

Valery Star was born in Kiev, Ukraine.
I`m professional body painter. The director of body painting studio "ValeryStar studio".
We take up questions and propositions about body painting show, hostess, advertisements, photo shootings with body painting.
Valery Star is a top DJane from Ukraine whose performances are always in a high demand.
She is not only a professional musician, producer but also she stages show-ballet performances, unqiue shows, body-art ballet and Valery is also a head of VALERY STAR Production.
Her body-art projects are well known all over the world, and her tour schedule is constantly packed with dates in many countries on different continents.
In 2012 alone Valery has performed in more than 10 countries in Europe and Asia -Austria, Germany, China, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan.

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Jean-Claude Campana, 1941 | It's Carnival time

Jean-Claude Campana is an French painter, who has been painting for more than thirty years, started his career by exhibiting together with Baboulène, Buffet, Hilaire, Brayer...
The approach of these Masters encourages the talent of Campana, who already in his youth, builds up a strong character.
Strengthened by his expérience in surrealism, symbolism and realism, Jean-Claude Campana has been devoted to Venice since about a fifteen years, in a very personal style.

Jean-Claude Campana 1941 | French painter | Carnival of Venice

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Vito Loli, 1954 ~ Figurative painter

Vito Loli, Peruvian painter, is a self-made artist who knows how to effectively combine various techniques and materials to depict his passion for nature and women figures. Besides, he is committed to fighting for environmental sustainability, particularly in his country, Peru, which has the largest biodiversity in the world in its many species. Most of his work merges these two passions, achieving very personal images, full of magic and a direct and provoking message. Through his work, the artist shares his introspective journey, using nature as a metaphor.
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Jean-Baptiste Valadié, 1933

Jean-Baptiste Valadie', French painter, was born on 29th December 1933 and has a diploma in applied art. Since 1970, his passion for travelling has taken him all over the world and the regularly exhibits in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, as well as in France and Europe. "The work of art is first and foremost the result of fantasy, dreams, irrationality and sensuality". Several monographs have been dedicated to this major artist specialising in women who also works in lithography, engraving, tapestry, sculpture.
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Samantha Keely Smith ~ Soul of the City

Samantha Keely Smith, American painter, working and living in New York. Her art represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur.
Samantha Keely Smith's paintings are landscapes that play at the edge of abstraction, blurring between light-filled fields and non-objective compositions. Light suffuses the works through soft clouds of brushstrokes, while canvases like "Salvage" create contrast with ropey, surreal structures inhabiting the transcendental space.
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Jessilyn Park ~ Symphony of the Soul

Jessilyn Park, American painter, has gone from first time painter in Orlando to internationally recognized, award-winning Artist. She's appearing all over the web, in art festivals, magazine covers and big local events. Her art is well sought after and has caught the eye of many collectors. Jessilyn uses bright colors and likes to capture “love and light”.
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Adrian Chesterman, 1955 ~ Fantastic Realism illustrator

Born in London of Scottish descent, Adrian Chesterman, British painter and illustrator, was educated at the William Harvey School in Kent. It was here that he first discovered his burning passion for the visual arts. This flame was further fanned by Rochester College of Design and subsequently at Norwich School of Art where he gained an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree and a place at the Royal College of Art in London for a post-graduate, Master-of-Arts, degree course. Since leaving college, Chesterman has worked in just about every sphere of the two- dimensional art world; Illustrator, portraitist, oil painting, fine artist, lecturer and gallery owner. He is currently living, and painting like a man possessed, in Andalucia. Spain.