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Elena Shlegel, 1965 | Romantic painter

"An artist lives partially in a dream - just like a poet does. I strive to reflect something impossible to exist…to allow an audience to see beyond the reality, to make up its own fairy-tale, to become a participator and a creator. And thus to feel happy for a moment…" says Elena Shlegel.

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Jeff Nishinaka, 1981 ~ Paper sculpture

American sculptor - a third-generation Japanese American born and living in Los Angeles - Jeff Nishinaka is the world’s premier Paper sculptor with a prolific career that spans 30 years. Nishinaka attended UCLA and graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design, where he first experimented with paper art and sculpture. Nishinaka’s commercial portfolio includes Bloomingdale’s, Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché, Credit Suisse, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pfizer, Sprint, The Peninsula Hotel, Visa, Penn State University, Paramount Pictures and Coca Cola among others.

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Gaston La Touche ~ Post-impressionist painter

French painter Gaston La Touche [1854-1913] post-impressionist painter, draughtsman and pastellist was a leading colorist of the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries, who associated with all the important artists of the period. He was close friends with many of the Impressionists, but chose to follow an independent path in both technique and subject matter. His extraordinary imagination revealed itself in his wonderful depictions of monkeys, fetes, balls, theatrical subjects and interiors, all tinged with a wry sense of humor. His Versailles-inspired firework and fountain paintings are unique in quality and spectrum of color. Neglected for almost a century, with little or no research, La Touche's work is now being re-evaluated. In both commercial and art-historical circles, his paintings are now highly sought after.

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Igor Zenin, 1948 ~ Dreaming Spirit

Moldovan Photographer Igor Zenin has been a photographer for over 45 years. His work is well known in Europe far beyond the borders of his home country the Republic of Moldova. A talented photographer's lens captured a lot of significant events and famous people, including visit to Moldova of the first man in space cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin back in 1966.
In 2007 over 80 works exhibited in Strasbourg during the winter session of PACE. Later works of Igor Zenin appeared on covers of several editions of the Council of Europe.

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Jasmine Le Nozac'h, 1970 | Abstract painter

At age 14, Jasmine Le Nozac'h - Belgian painter, began her art studies at the St Luc School of art in Belgium, continuing at the Beaux Arts School in Tournai.
Over 8 years, she first studied photography, graphic arts and plastic arts.
She then left for Paris to learn the trade of interior decorating at the Higher Institute of Decorative Painting - Ipedec.
In 1993, she passed her diploma with flying colors; finishing top of her year.

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André Minaux | Abstract painter

French painter André Minaux [1923-1986] was an drawer, lithographer of figures, still lifes and landscapes, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, who began as one of the post-war group of young French artists interested in a certain return to realism. He is considered as a 20th century painter belonging to «la Nouvelle École de Paris».
Born in Paris. Studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs 1941-5 under Brianchon.
First one-man exhibition at the Galerie des Impressions d'Art, Paris, 1946. Awarded the Prix de la Critique 1949. Exhibited in 1949 and 1950 with the group 'Homme témoin', which also included Lorjou, Buffet and Rebeyrolle.

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Rumen Nikolov Dimitrov, 1975 | Abstract Figurative painter

Bulgarian painter Rumen Nikolov Dimitrov was born in Dezde. From 2002 live in Spain.

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Kim Nelson (1958-2015) Symbolist painter

Australian painter Kim Nelson lives and works in the foothills of the Brindabella mountain range, near the Australian National Capital, Canberra.
He has been a finalist in the Black Swan Prize, the Country Arts Energy Prize, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize amongst many others.
He has completed work for UNICEF, and completed major commissions for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. His work can be found gracing the walls of such headquarters as News Corp., New York and the Australia High Commission in London.
In 2013 Nelson was named Yass Valley Shire 'Citizen of the Year' in the Australia Day honours for his work in the community and specifically for the YASSarts initiative.

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Silvia Cordedda, 1991 ~ Fractal Garden

Italian artist Silvia Cordedda was born in Carrara, Italy. She has been fractalist since January 2012. Cordedda attended Chemical Engineering in University of Pisa and took Japanese lessons in her free time.

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Vladimir Zhdanov, 1959 | Siberian landscape painter

Russian painter Владимир Жданов was born in Omsk and currently lives in Gatchina, St. Petersburg.
Theme of creativity
: the Siberian landscape, the images of ancient Russian cities and royal residences, still life, female and children's portraits.
His works are in many private collections in Russia and abroad, in particular: the German foreign minister, the mayor of New York, the consul United States in St. Petersburg, at the American Embassy in Moscow. About the artist filmed two movies, one of which was presented at the All-Russian Festival TV film in St. Petersburg in 1998. In 2000, the chief researcher on the art of the twentieth century. Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, DM Dmitrienko recommended purchase of contemporary art two works by the artist as having high artistic value.

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Stanka Kordic ~ Abstract/Realist figure painter

Stanka Kordic is an American painter born of Croatian parents. The cultural tradition provided to her by her family armed Kordic with a strong work ethic, and a passion for life that can be seen reflected in her success as a freelance artist. After graduating the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1985, Kordic traveled Europe, taking in as much art as humanly possible - searching for her own voice as a painter.
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Ildiko Neer ~ La foresta incantata

"Per sfuggire al mondo non c'è niente di più sicuro dell'arte e niente è meglio dell'arte per tenersi in contatto con il mondo".
Johann Wolfgang Goethe 1749-1832

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Matthew Scherfenberg | Figurative photographer

Matthew Scherfenberg is an American photographer.
"Most of my work focuses on the human body, the form I think is most beautiful to human eyes.
Often I attempt to distill out all the identity and emotion and present only the aesthetic element. This is not meant to be sterile. I want to provoke. I want to stimulate. I want whatever the observer feels to come from inside themselves. I make art for the sake of art.
I do some commercial work, but mostly art for gallery shows".

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Frode Nyboe, 1980 | Surrealist /Minimalist painter

Norwegian painter Frode Nybø, a full-time-painter, was born and live in Aalesund, Norway, a place where mountains, fjords and wheater gives inspiration. In recent years painting as a hobby has developed into a passion.

I`ve explored both oil and watercolor as medium - but these days I only use acrylics for my paintings. It suits my patience better. The natures colors, phenomena and lights are my resources for inspiration.

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Ildiko Neer ~ Dreamland

Budapest-based photographer Ildiko Neer enjoys composing impressive natural environments retouched photos all together in the series called “Dreamland”. With beautiful colors, beautiful landscapes and enigmatic paths are discovered later in the article.

I started taking photos in 2009.
My pictures express the feelings and moods what I felt during my trips in the last few years. If I try to imagine myself, I see someone walking on the road straight to the light.
This kind of light the photography and the post-processing in my life.
In the dreamland that I create I feel myself at home.
I belong to the forest. I am under big trees, waiting for the miracle to begin.
I invite you to take a trip with me. Just relax and fly with your thoughts.
Thanks for visiting...

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Velichko Roman, 1968

Russian painter Velichko Roman /Величко Роман was born in Biysk. In 1993 he graduated from the Aircraft Institute, Flying Apparats Department in Harkov. More than 15 years he has been indulged into graphic design.
His creative work picks out with romantic features such as striving for the concentration of philosophy with art, the expression of freedom of rational, use of symbols independent of rational interpretation. Each of his works is the expression of unique emotional state that makes the audience get deep in thoughts and involved into the creation. The painter's creative work is the reflection on himself, the connection of inspiration and skills.

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Claude Debussy / Paul Verlaine | Clair de Lune, 1869

Clair de Lune is a French poem written by Paul Verlaine in 1869.
It is the inspiration for the third and most famous movement of Debussy's 1890 Suite bergamasque of the same name.
The poem has also been set to music by Gabriel Fauré.

Your soul is a delicate landscape
Where roam charming masks and bergamasques
Playing the lute and dancing and seeming almost
Sad under their whimsical disguises.
While singing in minor mode
Of victorious love and easy life
They don't seem to believe in their happiness
And their song is mingling with the moonshine,
With the sad and beautiful moonshine,
Which makes the birds in the tree dream
And sob with ecstasy the water streams,
The great slim water streams among the marbles.
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Santos Hu, 1955 | Surrealist painter

Chinese painter Santos Hu [胡文賢], alias Wen Shyan Hun, was born in the South of Taiwan and began to study Fine Arts in his home country at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Taipei. In the early 1980’s, he moved to Spain to expand his artistic knowledge at the prestigious University Complutense of Madrid, from which he graduated in 1988.

Ever since 1987, he has continuously exhibited in Spain as well as in Taiwan. Having received numerous prizes and awards for his work, which is mostly still life with sometimes impressionistic, often surrealistic touches, Santos Hu is a master in combining the inner and outer lives…the real world and a dream-like state that co-exist.

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Vincenzo Cardarelli / Jimmy Lawlor | I gabbiani /Seagulls

Non so dove i gabbiani abbiano il nido,
ove trovino pace.
Io son come loro
in perpetuo volo.
La vita la sfioro
com'essi l'acqua ad acciuffare il cibo.
Jimmy Lawlor, 1967 - Irish Surrealist painter
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Antoine de Villiers, 1977 | Abstract painter

South African painter Antoine de Villiers hails from a small town in the dry, northern part of South Africa called Potchefstroom.
Here she developed her natural artistic skills from the day she discovered that crayons could draw on walls and years later she subsequently studied graphics and web design at Potchefstroom University. In 1996 she devoted herself full-time to painting and ran a studio in Stellenbosch.

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Igor Belkovsky / Игорь Белковский, 1962

Igor Belkovsky [Игорь Белковский] works in the classical realist style and fluent in technology multilayered paintings by old masters.
His paintings are meticulous execution, beautiful harmonies and attention to detail. When working on a portrait of the artist the most attention has focused face of the portrait and the transfer of its internal state.

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Bill Bate, 1962

Born in Liverpool, British painter Bill Bate graduated from St. Martin's school of art with a BA in fine arts.
He works largely with oil and his particular characteristic is the nebulous smokey aurorer surrounding striking life forms which is enhanced only by his exquisite use of brush strokes.

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Le Bagnanti nell'Arte

Il tema delle bagnanti "The Bathers" - l’inserimento del nudo nel paesaggio, occupa una parte cospicua nella produzione pittorica dei grandi maestri, diventando fondamentale per la stessa storia dell'Arte. Le numerosissime tele di Cézanne influenzarono profondamente tutti i protagonisti delle avanguardie, da Matisse a Braque, da Picasso a Moore.
Soprattutto Picasso e Matisse, e tramite loro gran parte dei pittori del Novecento, pur attraverso percorsi diversi, gli saranno debitori di nuove possibilità espressive del linguaggio pittorico.

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Guido Borelli, 1952

Italian painter Guido Borelli, known world wide for his lyrical landscapes and Italian village scenes has created an exclusive collection of original oil paintings for his February 2011 "The Return of The Master" Art Show. Inspired by the movement of shadows, Guido's oil paintings reflect nature as their focal points depicting Italian landscapes, homes and villas of Northern Italy and the Alps. His paintings capture the innocence of lost times and the nostalgia of long ago stories of the old country heard at his Grandfather’s knee. His paintings are a wonderful combination of traditional styles and yet feel very contemporary, very today. They are infused with a Romantic light, rich with Impressionist brushwork and color sensibility.

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Vakhtang Kakulia, 1974

Georgian painter Vakhtang Kakulia [Вахтанг Какулия] was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. From 1985-1989 he studied at The School of Art in Tbilisi. In 1991 he entered the Tbilisi State Academy of Art and studied art design, interior and exterior design, monumental art and sculpture. He graduated in 1997. A unique style is evident in Vakhtang Kakulia's paintings. The technical aptitude demonstrated in his paintings is remarkable, and draws on his knowledge of classic painting. His paintings are complex in terms of subject, composition and color.

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Théodore Gérard | Genre painter

Belgian painter Théodore Gérard (1829-1895) was an engraver and painter of genre scenes and drew much of his inspiration from the Low Countries.
Gérard studied at the Ghent Academy before moving to Brussels in 1863. Throughout his life he traveled around Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire exhibiting internationally.

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Patricia Perrier-Radix, 1962 | Abstract figurative painter

Patricia Perrier-Radix was born in a small village located in the Monts du Lyonnais called Yzeron. As a gifted, self-educated woman, she had been drawing with passion for ages. Now thanks to her very distinct style, she mostly paints very contemporary - sometimes even abstract - figurative compositions with oil paints shaped by palette knives.

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Vasko Taškovski

Macedonian painter Vasko Taškovski finds inspiration from horses to produce surreal fantasies. Using an array of vivid colors and varying landscapes, the painter transforms the ordinary creature into a robust yet agile stallion. Most fascinating about Taškovski’s creations are the constructs and forms of the equestrian subjects. In one of his elaborate paintings, the horse is militantly made of industrial materials, appearing like a giant Trojan horse. Several of Taškovski’s paintings portray the animal as half-botanic, sprouting branches and leaves. Taking it a step further, there are even instances in which the figure’s whole body blends in with the landscape.

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Gennady Privedentsev, 1955 ~ Surrealist painter

Russian painter Геннадий Приведенцев born in Krasnodar City. Studied at the Kuban State University at the faculty of technical and graphic arts. Graduated from the University in 1981. A member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 1991. A participant of the city, regional, zonal, republican, and international exhibitions since 1980.
The first prizewinner of the International Exhibition of Caricatures in 1995. Awarded the diploma of Biennale-2003.

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Laurent Parcelier, 1962

French painter Laurent Parcelier interested in art from an early age, Parcelier attended the Applied Arts School in Dordogne. His obvious talent soon materialized into the publication of several of his albums called “Le Drole de monde” (“Strange World”). His fame was beginning to spread and his way seemed all but traced out until the paining contest on the street where he was lent a canvas, paint and brushes.