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Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer | Symbolist / Art Nouveau painter

French painter** Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (1865-1953) was a Symbolist**/ Art Nouveau artist**, whose works include paintings, drawings, ceramics, furniture and interior design.
Dhurmer was born Lucien Lévy to a Jewish family in Algiers. In 1879 he began studying drawing and sculpture in Paris.
He first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 where he showed a small ceramic plaque.
In 1887 Lévy began making his living near Cannes in southern France, overseeing the decoration of ceramics.

Pubblicato il 30/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Pierre Auguste Renoir ~ Il paesaggio

Conosciuto come il pittore-maestro di figure, Pierre Auguste Renoir [1841-1919] diede capolavori assoluti ed interamente impressionisti, anche nel genere del paesaggio. I primi di quei dipinti furono le tele che egli dipinse assieme all'amico Monet.
Pierre Auguste Renoir ~ Le figure

Pubblicato il 29/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Paul Cornoyer | Impressionist Painter

American painter Paul Cornoyer [1864-1923] was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1889 he went to Paris to study at the Académie Julian under Jules Lefebvre, Benjamin Constant and Louis Blanc. He is best known for his New York City street scenes. These are meticulously observed. His color scheme deliberately limited to the context of each painting.
His work is scattered throughout the country in Art Museums in Brooklyn, Dallas, Kansas City, Newark, and St. Louis. Paul Cornoyer was a much beloved teacher. For most of his life, he taught at the Mechanics Institute in New York, and later in 1917 in East Gloucester, Massachusetts. At the time of his death in 1923 he was involved with setting up an exhibition for the local art association.

Pubblicato il 27/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Jurgen Gorg, 1951

German painter Jurgen Gorg has established himself as a master craftsman and consummate artist. His etchings and lithographs reflect his innate talent and imagination. He studied visual arts in Koblenz, Germany and later at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
Jurgen Gorg captivates us with the lines of his drawings. The artist combines the mastery of the classical line as found in the Italian Renaissance with a very modern interpretation and use.

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Lorraine Christie, 1967 | My complex heart

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lorraine Christie - Irish painter, is a classically trained artist, who prefers to say that she is self taught as it has taken her years of living to develop her constantly evolving art. Has been a professional painter since 1990. Noted for her still-life paintings in luscious oils, Christie’s success started in her native Ireland and has spread world-wide, with her works included in many private and corporate collections in Europe, the U.S., Japan and the Republic of South Africa.

Pubblicato il 17/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Eric Forlee, 1949 ~ Out of Africa

Chinese painter Eric Forlee was born in Kowing Ton, China. Eric’s paintings of African wildlife continue to express his zeal for life and independence, and he will always relish the challenge of depicting the “Symphony” he calls Africa.

Pubblicato il 16/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Jean-Pierre Cassigneul, 1935

French painter Jean Pierre Cassigneul studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and held his first one-man exhibition there at the age of 17. Since then, his work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, Japan and the United States, including shows at the Galerie Tivey Faucon and Galerie Bellechase, Paris; Gallery Tamenaga, Japan and Wally Fihdlay Gallery, New York.

Pubblicato il 15/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Nikolai Blokhin ~ Night in Chicago

International Award winning Russian master Nikolai Blokhin [Николай Блохин] has studied and did post graduate work at Russia’s finest “St Petersburg Academy of Art” and has since moved up to be a “Teacher” as well as a “Professor” - quite an honor for a young artist. He won the Grand Prize at the American Society of Portrait Artists 2002 competition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (at the ripe age of 34!).
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Rembrandt | Oggi il compleanno ~ 407 anni della nascita

L’opera di Rembrandt van Rijn comprende 300 dipinti, 300 acqueforti e 2000 disegni. Il più grande artista Olandese nacque 407 anni fa, il 15 luglio 1606 a Leida, figlio di un mugnaio benestante. A diciotto anni, Rembrandt si recò ad Amsterdam per lavorare con Pieter Lastman, un rinomato pittore. Sei mesi dopo Rembrandt aprì il proprio studio a Leida.
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Sergey Boyev [Сергей Боев] 1973

"Ogni nuovo mattino uscirò per le strade cercando i colori". ___ Cesare Pavese [1908-1950]
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Robert Doesburg, 1945 | Square style

Dutch painter Robert Doesburg became famous because of his style to picture the world in squared manner. He is engaged in painting all his life and he defines himself as an aesthetic person. Robert states he tries to see the beauty everywhere and to picture it through emotions and light. The topic his pictures is usually is quite simple, i.e. people, animals, etc.

Pubblicato il 14/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Marina Dieul, 1971

French painter Marina Dieul was born in France. Her work has received numerous awards and honors, including the Kingston Prize, Salon International Greenhouse Gallery, the Artist Magazine, and has been extensively profiled in International Artist Magazine, among others. "Stroke of Genius" #2 and #3 (published by North Light Books) also features her work.
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Watchara Klakhakhai, 1967 | Figurative painter

Watchara Klakhakhai is a Thailand's prominent painter.
Education: Pohchang Campus

  • Involved in the exhibition of “Jo-Louis Thai Puppet Show” in the Year 2002.
  • Involved in the exhibition of 50th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne” organized by Kasikorn Bank.
  • Won the third prize in a painting contest “The King in Artists’s Hearts” sponsored by ICC Company.
  • Involved in the exhibition of “60th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne” organized by Kasikorn Bank.
  • Involved in the exhibition “Faces of Artists”.

Pubblicato il 09/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Lucie Bilodeau, 1967 | Wildlife painter

Canadian by birth, Lucie Bilodeau lives with her husband in the United States, in Massachusetts, where she paints full-time. Her interest in art started at the age of 7. At 14, she became a student of Mission: Renaissance School in Montreal, Canada, to be taught the traditional fine art skills. There she took a series of 6 courses. Among these was an in depth study of the masters: Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Cézanne and Fantin Latour.

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Felipe Santamans, 1951

Spanish painter Felipe Santamans studied at the prestigious Fine Arts in The Suria Academies and at Barreira Academies of Valencia at the early age of 13. He was a child prodigy. Beginning his work as a painter of oils, he eventually switched to the more challenging medium of pastels. He was part of the famous "Painters of the Riverside" school and he began exhibiting in 1970. He specializes in nudes and still-lifes. His pastels are rich and very detailed.

Pubblicato il 08/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Nicola Simbari ~ Abstract Impressionism painter [Part 1]

Italian painter Nicola Simbari [1927-2012] was born in San Lucido, Calabria and this beautiful area greatly impacted his Mediterranean paintings: the blues of the ocean and sky and the bright hues of the flowers. His family moved to Rome when he was young and his father worked there as a Vatican architect. Rome's art masterpieces so impressed Simbari that, by age 13, he decided to study art and enrolled at the Accademia delle Belle Arti. He opened his first studio in Rome at 22 years of age. Simbari's early works featured scenes from his childhood - gypsies, cafes, fishing villages and the Italian countryside.
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Tytus Brzozowski | Surrealist painter

Polish painter Tytus Brzozowski is an architect and watercolorist.
He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology.

He also studied and worked in Finland where he was searching for severe Nordic art and design. He has been working in Jems Architects for five years.

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Nikolai Blokhin [Николай Блохин] 1968

Russian master Николай Блохин was born in St. Petersburg. His education in art began very early at the Art School for Gifted Children in 1980, and continued through his postgraduate work and professorship at the prestigious St. Petersburg Academy of Art. With more than 20 years of artistic studies Николай is a young master with unequaled genius. His paintings are the embodiment of the classics with a contemporary approach. The unique style of his paintings has not gone without notice.

Pubblicato il 07/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Evgeny Lushpin [Евгений Лушпин] 1966 | Cityscape painter

Russian painter Evgeny Lushpin [Евгений Лушпин] born in Moscow, is a celebrated contemporary artist whose work graces private collections throughout the United States, Russia and abroad. Greatly influenced by the Russian Realism School, his inspiring paintings of still life and landscape reflect a complex rendering of texture, illusionistic light and an intricate attention to detail.

Pubblicato il 06/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Degas and Mary Cassatt | A Love story...

Edgar Degas - Marie Cassatt in the Louvre, 1880

From the moment the American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) made her debut in 1879 with the group of artists known as the Impressionists*, her name has been linked with that of the Frenchman Edgar Degas (1834-1917). 
Cassatt stated that her first encounter with Degas’s art “changed my life,” while Degas, upon seeing Cassatt’s art for the first time, reputedly remarked, “there is someone who feels as I do”. 
It was this shared sensibility as much as Cassatt’s extraordinary talent that drew Degas’s attention.

Pubblicato il 05/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill [1874-1965] è stato un politico, storico e giornalista britannico. Sulla scena politica per quasi sessant'anni e conosciuto principalmente per aver guidato la Gran Bretagna durante la seconda guerra mondiale, è stato primo ministro del Regno Unito dal 1940-1945 e successivamente dal 1951-1955. Churchill fu inoltre autore prolifico, vinse il Premio Nobel per la Letteratura nel 1953 per i suoi scritti storici.
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Berthe Morisot | Les grandes dames de l'Impressionnisme

One of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt, French painter Berthe Morisot 1841-1895 was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists.
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Michael Creese

American painter Michael Creese was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his family at the age of seven. While in school, he developed a keen interest in art and drawing, and was greatly encouraged by his high school art teachers to pursue his passions. Michael’s interest in drawing quickly progressed to a fascination with painting. After being accepted at several different universities, including the Pratt Institute of New York, Michael began his formal art training at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, where in 1981 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Pubblicato il 04/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Myoe Win Aung, 1972 | Watercolour painter

Burmese painter Myoe Win Aung was born in Yangon and studied under several masters, including U Lun Gywe. He started painting in 1989 and graduated from the State School of Fine Arts in 1992. He now works as a full time artist. As with most painters in Burma today, religious life and Buddhism influence his artistic expression. He has regular shows in Rangoon and has also exhibited in Singapore.

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Shin Jong Sik ~ Watercolor painter

Watercolorist Shin Jong Sik is famous for expressing clean, transparent colors and his still life paintings express colorful, dignified and deep feeling. Taking flowers, dishes and hemp cloth as materials, he does not compose as they are seen but recomposes with new ideas. His excellent talent of lighting the hue reaches the vivid expression of emphasizing points of main materials according to hue and the background of his paintings are usually left blank. Delicacy and boldness are coexisting in his composition, raising affections of appreciators. Shin Jong Sik paints exclusively with Mission Gold Watercolors, a new premium line of watercolors distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Martin F. Weber Company.

Pubblicato il 03/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Michael Alfano | Figurative and surrealistic sculptures

American sculptor Michael Alfano has been sculpting for over fifteen years. A native of New York, he now lives and works in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. His major influences are Salvador Dali, Jo Davidson, and Jean-Antoine Houdon, as well as Buddhist, Taoist, Sufi and other eastern philosophy and literature. He first studied at the Art Students League of New York, with an emphasis on life-size sculpture from the model. His formal education continued at Boston University and was augmented by internships with several prominent sculptors.

Pubblicato il 02/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Noell Oszvald, 1991 ~ Surrealist photographer

Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald is a self-taught photographer and visual artist from Budapest. Her black and white photographs resemble mid-century fashion photography as much as it does the work of her surrealist influences. Severe contrasts between light and dark create graceful lines and a definite composition for each piece. In this way each image is intriguing, not only for its dreamy content but also because they are simply pleasing to look at. Perhaps what is most surprising, though, is the fact Oszvald’s relationship with the camera is relatively new. Only twenty-two years old Oszvald has only been using the medium for a little over a year.
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Toni Demuro, 1974 ~ Surreal memory of the Trees

Italian painter and illustrator Toni Demuro was born in Sardinia. In 1997 he graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine art in Sassari and since then has worked as a creative in the field of visual arts and design. He won the prize "Acquaviva nei Fumetti" in 1996 and has collaborated as an illustrator with Legambiente, published with Vanity Fair, Carlo Spera Editore, Eli Edizioni, La Peste (Mexico) and Manifesto (Greece). In 2012 Toni has ewhibited the series of illustrations "Trees", realized on the occasion of the international year of forest, in a personal exhibition of his in Cagliari.
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Minjae Lee, 1989 | Pop Surrealism painter

Minjae Lee is a young South Korean painter and illustrator, whose work expresses a semi-disturbing inner tension that is tough to ignore, even if you feel that you’d like to. It draws you in with its powerful colors, halting imagery and clever juxtaposition of beauty, innocence and fragility with brash, loud and aggressive.
What characterizes his work overall is drama. The ethereal females that populate most of his work exude a dark, organic tension, and it seems that even the brightest marker colors do not quite manage to save them from some sort of looming peril.

Pubblicato il 01/07/13 ed aggiornato il

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Victor Crisostomo Gomez ~ Soul of the Forest

Completely self-taught, Peruvian painter Victor Crisostomo Gomez’s approach to art is to portray emotion through intense color and to render the men, women and children in his portraits with a soft, almost dream-like quality. The result is that each painting becomes a beautiful exploration into symbolism, cultural heritage and identity, drawing on a sense of harmony that he tries to instill in each canvas. Victor’s work has been likened to a treasure chest full of mysteries and surprises. Each gem will be revealed the longer you look. Ultimately, Victor seeks to combine the strength and richness of the heritage of the Native Indians of Peru with the rewards and challenges of the urban world. In this way, Victor has become one of today’s most relevant South American portrait artists. He continues to create beautiful paintings in Peru.
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Hugo Urlacher, 1958 ~ Argentine Portrait painter

Hugo Urlacher è nato il 30 ottobre 1958 a  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Autodidatta, pittore della bellezza classica, ha iniziato a dipingere nel 1982 all’età di 24 anni.
Hugo Urlacher 1958 | Argentine Portrait painter
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