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Thomas Kinkade, 1958

Hidden in his paintings are messages that speak to Thom's inspiration for each image. Whether including the initials of family members, hiding Disney characters, or imbedding hearts for special occasions and loved ones, each image contain treasures that add to their mystique. Thom is also a prolific author and speaker. He has authored or has been the subject of over 140 books. He is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Thom has won numerous awards and has been prolific in his charity work raising millions for various charities. Thom continues to create inspiring, moving, and compelling art adding to a life's work that is a testament to the confluence of passion, talent, and creativity with which Thom has been blessed. We trust his images will move you as profoundly as we are moved everyday by images that capture the imagination and move the soul.

Pubblicato il 29/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler | Tonalist painter

James Abbott McNeill Whistler [1834-1903], pittore Americano, nacque a Lowell, nel Massachusetts. Nel 1843 suo padre si trasferì con la famiglia in Russia, per lavorare alla linea ferroviaria San Pietroburgo, Mosca. Nel 1849, alla morte del padre, Whistler tornò negli Stati Uniti con la madre e nel 1851 entrò nella scuola militare di West Point, che abbandonò nel 1854 per dedicarsi al disegno e all'incisione.
Nel 1855 si trasferì in Europa, prima a Parigi, dove entrò in contatto con Henri Fantin-Latour e Gustave Courbet, e poi a Londra, dove trascorse quasi tutta la vita. In questi anni Whistler conobbe i pittori Pre-Raffaelliti: la loro amicizia, in particolare quella con Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ne influenzò lo stile, soprattutto nella scelta di temi semplici e quotidiani.

Pubblicato il 28/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Chris Jordan, 1963 ~ Intollerabile bellezza

Con delle bizzarre e monumentali fotografie a colori vivaci, immagini e composizioni suggestive, il fotografo Americano Chris Jordan, denunzia gli effetti della società consumistica improntata ad un frenetico "usa-e-getta", come l'uccello morto, in stato di decomposizione e con la pancia piena zeppa di plastica, che l’uccello ha probabilmente mangiato scambiandolo per cibo!

Pubblicato il 27/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Adam Styka ~ Under the African Sun

Adam Styka 1890-1959, Polish-born French painter, completed his education at the French Academy of Fine Arts, Academie des Beaux-Arts, and painted closely under the tutelage of his father, Jan Styka. Each year Adam exhibited his paintings in the Paris' most prestigious galleries such as Salon de Paris, Champs Des Elysees and others in Europe and countries of both Americas, where he constantly was awarded highest accolades.
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Alina Sibera ~ Figurative painter

Alina Sibera, Polish painter, graduated Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Faculty of Graphic Arts in Katowice. Graduated in 1977 from book illustrations and graphic design planning. Deals mainly with painting, drawing and pastel. He is a member of the Association of Polish Pastel. Since 1979 he had 14 solo exhibitions and 36 group exhibitions at home and abroad.
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Stephanie Clair ~ Cubist Romantic painter

With the matrimony of emotion, cubes and color, Stephanie Clair, American painter, shares her inspiration from happy, dreamy moments in life that we can all relate to, but so easily forget. A first love, a last love, a memory, lovers sipping wine, being enlightened, inspired by sweet music... those moments are ours to remember- but the speed of time can erase the memories we all take for granted.

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Dima Dmitriev, 1974 | Impressionist painter

Дима Дмитриев, Russian painter, was born in Moscow and is the second generation of artists in his family. He moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. As his paintings gained attention and praise at fine art exhibitions throughout Europe, Dima became one of the most talked about young artists living in Prague’s flourishing artistic community. Dmitriev has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Bernard Ndichu Njuguna, 1979 | Kenyan painter

Bernard Ndichu Njuguna was born and grew up in the central highlands of Kenya surrounded by scenic landscapes and greenery. Moving narratives from his mother and observing his father prepare art lesson schemes for the school where he taught, were his earliest exposures to art. These childhood scenes have shaped and provided inspiration for his paintings.

Pubblicato il 26/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Eric Wallis, 1968 | Impressionist Figurative painter

Eric Wallis, American painter*, started oil painting at the age of seven painting en plein-air along with his father, Kent R. Wallis. The two worked together, trekking through mountain forests and rural farmland, searching out scenes of quiet, soulful serenity. Spending his formative years at the side of his experienced father, Eric attained mastery of his medium at a very early age--and for him, painting became intrinsic to living.
Many awards* followed through Eric’s school years as he continued to find voice in visual clarity. His impressionistic style* continued to develop; color and texture the focus of the experience. During this time, his musical talents were blossoming, as well, fostering Eric's continuing love of jazz.

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Lyubomir Kolarov, 1959 | Abstract painter

Lyubomir Kolarov born in Rousse, Bulgaria in 1959.
Lives and works in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Artworks in many private collection is USA, Germany.

Pubblicato il 24/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Francois Gerome | La Belle Époque

Francois Gerome, French painter, was born in Paris in 1895. Is best known for his impressionist scenes of young women in Paris and scenes of Paris at the turn of the last century. Similar in style and technique to the work of Edouard Cortes, Galien-Laloue and Antoine Blanchard, Gerome has strong auction records. Gerome used oils, typically on canvas or on board. Gerome typically signed his paintings with his first initial and last name.
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Susan Seddon-Boulet | Visionary painter

Susan Seddon Boulet (1941-1997) Brazilian-born American painter*, was born in Brazil of British parents who had emigrated from South Africa.
Ms. Boulet's early childhood was spent on a large citrus and cattle ranch. She loved the connection to nature offered by farm life and enjoyed a rich fantasy life fed by folk tales told her by her father and by the farmworkers. Encouraged by her father, she began drawing; her first subjects were the cows and horses of the farm. While Boulet took art classes off and on during her life, beginning in her finishing school years in Lusanne, Switzerland, she never studied art formally. She said, in fact, that she never planned on becoming an artist, the vocation came to her as by accident.

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Bayram Salamov / Байрам Саламов, 1965

Bayram Salamov [Байрам Саламов] is born in 1965 in a suburb Gohmug Shaki (Azerbaijan).
In 1988, he graduated from Azerbaijan State Art College. Azim Azim-Zade in Baku.
He worked as a set designer in Sheki Drama Theater. S. Rahmon.
In Togliatti lives since 1990.
In 2001 he was awarded** the "Grand Prix" for his work "Family musician" in the "Picture of the Year", Togliatti held art gallery.
Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
His works are in private collections in Russia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Ireland, England.

Pubblicato il 23/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Auguste Rodin ~ Gli aforismi

  • L'artista deve creare una scintilla prima di poter accendere il fuoco e prima che l'arte nasca; l'artista deve essere pronto ad essere consumato dal fuoco della propria creazione.
  • Non vi è una perdita di tempo se si utilizza l'esperienza con saggezza.
  • Ci sono forze sconosciute in natura; quando ci doniamo totalmente a lei, senza riserve, lei le presta a noi; lei ci mostra queste forme, che i nostri occhi che guardano non vedono, che la nostra intelligenza non capisce o nemmeno sospetta.

Pubblicato il 22/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Christophe Jacrot ~ Paris under the Rain

Christophe Jacrot, French photographer, lives and works in Paris. He started off in the film industry, before moving on to photography, his first passion. Christophe started photographing the rain by accident. “I had an order for a travel book about Paris, and sun was a pre-requisite for all the photos! But the weather was desperately rotten, and that is how I had the idea of starting the Paris in the rain series. It was a sort of contradiction…”

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Roman Urbinskiy /Роман Урбинский, 1977

Roman Urbinskiy [Роман Урбинский] Russian painter, was born in Novosibirsk in 1977. He studied at the Novosibirsk State Architectural Academy - Department of monumental and decorative art. Participated in the publication of the local children’s magazine, and worked in advertising, created varoius images for printing products, taught at school, studied ceramics and painting from time to time. Since 2008 Roman has been engaged in caricature. Winner of three art competitions of cartoonists, participated in exhibitions. The Siberian artist works in different genres of painting - realism, abstractionism, postmodernism. His works are in private collections in Russia, USA, New Zealand, Italy.

Pubblicato il 20/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Abstract Fractal Art

Fu il matematico Benoît Mandelbrot [1924-2010] a creare il nome frattale nel 1975, quando, cercando un nome che potesse descrivere i suoi oggetti, sfogliando il vocabolario di latino del figlio, s'imbatté nell'aggettivo fractus, che, per la sua risonanza con parole come frattura e frazione, sembrò adattissimo allo scopo. Il suo lavoro fu pubblicato nel libro "Les objets fractals, forn, hasard et dimension", 1975 e più compiutamente nel libro "The fractal geometry of nature" in 1982.
Il successo fu travolgente. Oggi i frattali irrompono in ogni campo: suscitano l'interesse degli scienziati e la curiosità del grande pubblico, al punto che oggetti frattali si trovano comunemente in vendita.
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Tomasz Alen Kopera, 1976 ~ Magical Surrealism painter

Tomasz Alen Kopera, Polish painter, was born in Kozuchow, Poland. He attended the University of Technology in Wroclaw, where he gained a degree in Engineering. Tomasz's paints is in oil on canvas. Human nature and the mysteries of the Universe are his inspiration. Each painting motivates thought, challenging our initial response. Sometimes darkness will prevail, at other times, light. He is celebrated in visionary art circles for his acute attention to detail, mastery of color and bold use of subject matter. Since 2005 resides in Ireland where he works in his studio. From 2010 member of "Libellule Group" formed by Lucas Kandl.

Pubblicato il 19/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Matthew Cusick, 1970 ~ Paints with Maps

Matthew Cusick, American painter, was born in New York City and graduated from The Cooper Union with a BFA in 1993. His work has been exhibited internationally since 1996, including New York City gallery shows at Andrew Kreps, Kent, and Pavel Zoubok. Cusick was the recipient of a NYFA painting fellowship in 2006 and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art residency fellowship in 2008. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at The Cooper Union and at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the Progressive Art Collection.

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Leo Stans, 1953 ~ Evening Falls

Leo Stans 1953, American painter, was born and raised in Chaska, Minnesota. 'I am a professional artist who has been creating art full-time for over thirty years. I specialize in wildlife, landscapes, cityscapes, still life and humor, using techniques of traditional fine art. In 1991 I was commissioned to paint “The National Park Series”, which was sold as framed prints. In 2002, seeking fresh artistic direction, I began to paint landscapes of the Southwest and historical street scenes situated in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Brent Heighton, 1954 ~ Romantic Evening

Brent Heighton, Canadian painter, has been a professional artist for over 32 years. His career in fine arts has allowed him to travel throughout the world in search of adventure and subjects to paint. He is an explorer by nature, constantly trying out innovative techniques. He paints with intensity and economy, rarely wasting a motion or brush stroke, and is often called upon to give instruction in the art of painting. Brent Heighton’s watercolors, oils and acrylics have won many awards and are found in corporate and private collections in more than 25 countries.
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Juan Soler, 1951 | Parisian Street Scenes

Spanish painter Juan Alberto Soler Miret moved to Madrid very young and started in Art by himself. As a result of his visits to the Museo del Prado he showed special interest in the work of Dutch and Flemish painters such as Vermeer, Holbein and Dürer, from which it attracts not only the subject, but his mastery of technique and design. He was also interested in artists as diverse as Botticelli, Salvador Dalì or Ingres, which will undoubtedly mark his later work.

Pubblicato il 15/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Kahlil Gibran ~ Sul dolore

Il dolore è lo spezzarsi del guscio
che racchiude la vostra conoscenza.
Come il nocciolo del frutto deve spezzarsi
affinché il suo cuore possa esporsi al sole,
così voi dovete conoscere il dolore.
E se riusciste a custodire in cuore la meraviglia
per i prodigi quotidiani della vita,
il dolore non vi meraviglierebbe meno della gioia;
accogliereste le stagioni del vostro cuore
come avreste sempre accolto le stagioni
che passano sui campi.
Roman Urbinskiy 1977 | Russian painter
Roman Urbinskiy 1977 | Russian painter

Pubblicato il 14/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Joseph Edward Southall | Arts and Craft Movement

Joseph Edward Southall [1861-1944] was an British painter associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. A leading figure in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century revival of painting in tempera, Southall was the leader of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen, one of the last outposts of Romanticism in the visual arts, and an important link between the later Pre-Raphaelites and the turn of the century Slade Symbolists.

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Jim Hansel, 1960 | Wildlife / Landscape painter

Jim Hansel was born in Chaska, MN. and began painting at the age of 15. He developed his artistic skills while attending the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with a B.F.A. degree in commercial art in 1985.
In 1989, Hansel was a featured artist in the Courage Card Collection.
He was also a semi-finalist in the Minnesota Deer Hunter's Assn. print competition, several times, a finalist in the Colorado Duck Stamp Competition.

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Johan Laurentz Jensen | Floral Still Life painter

Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800-1856), Danish painter, was born in Gjentofte, near Copenhagen. He began his formal art training at the age of 14, studying under Fritzsch at the Copenhagen Academy, where he won medals in 1817-1818.
In 1822 Jensen moved to France to study porcelain manufacturing in Sevres, where Crown Prince Christian Frederick of Denmark had recommended him.

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Makoto Muramatsu, 1947

Makoto Muramatsu [村松誠], è un illustratore Giapponese, in special modo di gatti, ma anche di tanti altri animali. Le espressioni dei suoi animali, un misto di umorismo e dolcezza deliziosamente fusi insieme, fanno riconoscere immediatamente lo stile di Muramatsu, non appena se ne sia visto uno. Le sue tenere e buffe immagini hanno fatto il giro del mondo, soprattutto sotto forma di puzzle.
Muramatsu ha ricevuto molti premi e riconoscimenti per la sua opera di illustratore. Le pose di alcuni dei suoi gatti ricordano il gatto portafortuna giapponese per eccellenza, cioè il Maneki-Neko. Il Neko di Maneki è un gatto che dà il benvenuto alla fortuna tenendo la zampa sinistra alzata come se stesse salutando qualcuno. In casa porta felicità e fortuna e tenuto in negozio porta soldi e clienti. Poiché questo gatto è molto “famoso” in Giappone, vi racconto la sua storia.

Pubblicato il 12/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Casey Baugh, 1984 ~ Figurative painter

Born in 1984 in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Baugh’s earliest art instruction came around the age of four from his father and aunt who were artists by hobby. By the age of 13, Baugh was producing and selling work professionally. At age 14, he won his first regional competition and at age 17, he had won his first national competition. In the spring of 2004, he conducted his first workshop at the Village Arts of Putney in Vermont. In November of 2008 Baugh's painting titled "Erubescent" was featured on the cover of American Art Collector Magazine along with a powerful 4-page artist profile in the issue. Since then Baugh has made two television appearances and won numerous awards including the cover competition for American Artists Drawing Magazine. At only 26 years of age, Casey Baugh has established himself as a major name in the ever growing "Bridge Art" movement of artists. This innovative group of painters challenge the boundaries of representational art with their unique fusion of traditional painting techniques and contemporary approach and perspectives. His works have been exhibited in galleries world wide in both solo and group shows with Wendt Gallery.
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Paul Gauguin | Post-Impressionist painter | Still life

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin [1848-1903] was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist. He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist and writer. His bold experimentation with colouring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

Pubblicato il 11/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Daniel Wall, 1965 | Cityscape painter

Daniel Wall** is the originator of Intense Impressionism, which is characterized by unsurpassed intensity and boldness.
Started in the 1980s by Daniel Wall, Intense Impressionist techniques include big, conspicuous strokes created with palette knifes, extreme texture with heavy paints, intensified vibrant colors, and exaggerated striking effects of lights.
Daniel Wall's Intense Impressionist landscape and cityscape paintings are very much loved by the collectors around the world.

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Franz Kafka | Domenica saremo insieme | Lettere d'amore

"L'amore non è un problema, come non lo è un veicolo: problematici sono soltanto il conducente, i viaggiatori e la strada" - Franz Kafka.
Kafka rifiutava la carnalità e la sua stessa corporeità. Egli stesso racconta il disgusto per il proprio corpo quando il padre accompagnandolo in piscina lo costringeva a denudarsi. Lo stesso senso di ripugnanza egli lo esprimeva nei confronti dell'amore sessuale che descrive ad esempio ne "Il castello" come qualcosa di sporco e che riduceva l'uomo all'animalità.
Nella sua vita Kafka ebbe tre relazioni, maggiormente epistolari.
La più significativa rimase la relazione con la Felice Bauer 1887-1960, una steno-dattilografa prussiana d'origini ebraiche, la donna che liberò la forza creatrice di Kafka.
Franz Kafka, lo scrittore boemo, tra i maggiori del Novecento, incontrò Felice Bauer a Praga, in casa dell'amico Max Brod, la sera del 13 agosto del 1912. Lui aveva 29 anni e lei 25, arrivata a Praga per lavoro.
Kafka la osservò per tutta la serata, per descriverla in seguito nella raccolta "Lettere a Felice" 1912-1917, pubblicata a cura di Erich Heller e Jürgen Born: Non è particolarmente bella: pelle secca, dentatura irregolare, capelli atoni, naso quasi rotto, mento robusto, viso ossuto e vuoto.
Neanche il vestiario trascurato, quasi casalingo, ha qualcosa di attrattivo.
Eppure c’è qualcosa in lei che lo colpisce.

Un mese e mezzo dopo il loro primo incontro, il 20 settembre del 1912, Kafka le scrive la prima lettera:

Gentile Signorina,
Per il caso facilmente possibile che Lei possa non ricordarsi minimamente di me, mi presento un’altra volta: mi chiamo Franz Kafka e sono quello che per la prima volta La salutò a Praga quella sera in casa del Direttore Brod, poi le porse da un lato all’altro della tavola fotografie di un viaggio da Talia, l’una dopo l’altra, e infine con questa mano che ora batte i tasti, tenne la Sua con la quale Lei confermò la promessa di fare con lui l’anno venturo un viaggio in Palestina”.

Lettera d'amore di Franz Kafka 1883-1924 a Felice Bauer

Pubblicato il 10/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Viktor Sheleg, 1962 ~ Abstract painter

Russian painter Виктор Шелег was born in Lomonosov, near Saint-Petersberg, Russia. His family moved to Latvia when he was three. Viktor has been drawing since early childhood and started painting at the age of twelve. Self-taught, his creativity is based on his personal worldview, which earned him a solid reputation of an independent artist. Sheleg developed his style and aesthetic preference in a country isolated from the rest of the world and known for its climate of conformity. The artist himself says that his work is inspired by chaos and that his painting is guided by emotions and energy. He lives and works in Riga, Latvia.
Виктор Шелег 1962 | Чёрно-красная магия
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Sergey Ivchenko ~ Abstract Expressionist painter

Sergey Ivchenko [Сергей Ивченко] 1954-2008, Russian painter, was born in Frankfurt on the Oder, Germany. 1976 Graduated from Art Institute, Moscow, Russia. 1975-1991: worked in various art studios in the USSR. 1990: as a member of the group of artists took part in the action "Falling of the Berlin wall", Berlin, Germany. 1991 immigrated to Israel. 1992-1994 worked as a computer graphic artist, and then as an Art Director in the "Utopia" company, Haifa.

Pubblicato il 08/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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La nascita di Venere, 1863 | Émile Zola contro Cabanel

Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889), pittore francese, ottenne la grande fama nel 1863, con la Nascita di Venere, acquistata da Napoleone III nel 1863. Lo stesso anno, Cabanel venne nominato professore all'École des Beaux-Arts e membro dell'Académie des Beaux-Arts.

The Birth of Venus - Alexandre Cabanel 1823-1889 - French painter

Cabanel, rigorosamente accademico nello stile, pittore di storia, di genere e ritrattista, fu nemico del Naturalismo e dell'Impressionismo, mentre fu attaccato dallo scrittore Émile Zola e da tutti coloro che difendevano la necessità di un'arte meno soave e più realista.

Pubblicato il 06/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Monet: Ecco il mio atelier!

In una intervista, realizzata nell'aprile del 1880 da Emile Taboureux e pubblicata sul settimanale "Le Vie moderne" il 12 giugno 1880, al giornalista che gli chiedeva di mostrargli il suo studio, Claude Monet rispose:
- "Il mio atelier?Ma non ho mai avuto un atelier, io, e non capisco come ci si possa chiudere in una stanza.Per disegnare si, non certo per dipingere".
Quindi, in un gesto eloquente, puntato in direzione di Vétheuil e della Senna aggiunse:
- "Ecco il mio atelier!"
Monet nel suo giardino, 1873 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Damian Klaczkiewicz ~ Figurative painter

Damian Klaczkiewicz, Polish painter, studied art in 2009 at Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. She loves painting portraits and female figures and has many paintings to his credit. The women of his paintings are beautiful, very feminine, looks qually intense and provocative. Very nice art of Damian, traits determined and confident but very personal, the colors are beautiful, very vivid and intense. Technical artist is acrylic on canvas.

Pubblicato il 05/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Remy Daza Rojas ~ Figurative painter

Remy Daza Rojas, Bolivian painter, è nato a Cochabamba. Ha studiato presso la Scuola di Belle Arti Ernesto de la Cárcova a Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Ha realizzato dal 1973 numerose personali e collettive nelle principali città della Bolivia ed all'estero. Il suo lavoro ha ricevuto numerosi premi e riconoscimenti. Tra le più recenti: 1995 Premio Único Nacional en Pintura XLIII Salón Pedro Domingo Murillo - La Paz, Bolivia, e, nel 1990, 1989, 1983, 1981 Gran Premio Nacional en Pintura Salón Pedro Domingo Murillo - La Paz, Bolivia. Daza Remy ha presentato il suo lavoro in due mostre collettive effettuate dal Gruppo nel settembre 1995 e nel 1996 Taipinquiri. E da allora in poi, ha partecipato in numerose mostre collettive -20 ed individuali 3. Data la qualità della proposta ha partecipato anche in mostre internazionali.
Remy Daza Rojas | Bolivian Figurative painter

Pubblicato il 02/01/13 ed aggiornato il

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Kees van Dongen | Fauve painter

French painter and printmaker of Dutch birth. He took evening classes in geometric drawing from 1892 to 1897 at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam. In 1895 he began working intermittently for the newspaper Rotterdamsche Nieuwsblad, for which he made, among other things, a series of bright watercolour drawings of Rotterdam’s red-light district and illustrations of Queen Wilhelmina’s coronation. Van Dongen’s first paintings used dark tones in imitation of Rembrandt, who remained the most important model for his work; his later book on Rembrandt was, in fact, a projection of his own life.
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Ziegfeld girls ~ Vintage portrait

Alfred Cheney Johnston [1885-1971] was an American photographer, known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s and 1930s actors and actresses. The only book known to have been published by Alfred Cheney Johnston during his lifetime devoted to his nudes/glamour photography is the 1937 spiral-bound softcover "Enchanting Beauty", which contains 94 black-and-white photos, mostly about 7x9 inches, centered on a 9x12-inch page, although a number are cropped circular or in other designs. Unusually, compared to virtually all other examples of his work seen today on the Web or other sources, which were shot in an indoor studio in front of a flat-black or illustrated tapestry background cloth, 37 of these photos were taken outdoors along a stream or in flower-dappled fields, etc. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, all the shots in the book are "airbrushed" in the pubic area, to keep them legal with respect to the publishing standards of the day.
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Paul Cézanne, il pittore più pagato del 2012

Durante il 2012, Paul Cézanne 1839-1906, pittore post-impressionista francese, con il quadro "I giocatori di carte" 1890-1895, olio su tela, cm 47,5x57, è stato giudicato il pittore più pagato del mondo.
A febbraio, il quadro "I giocatori di carte" all'olio del pittore post impressionista, è stato comprato all'asta dalla famiglia reale del Qatar, mentre, il maggio scorso, un acquerello su carta, eseguito da Cézanne tra il 1892-1896 per lo studio preparatorio di 46 centimetri per 30 per il celebre capolavoro, è stato battuto all’asta da Christie’s a New York per 19,12 milioni di dollari - 14 milioni di euro.

I giocatori di carte - Acquerello di Paul Cezanne - Pittore post-impressionista
I giocatori di carte - Acquerello di Paul Cézanne

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