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Augusto Giacometti ~ Abstract painter

Augusto Giacometti is one of the famous Giacometti dynasty of artists from Stampa Village in Val Bregaglia. Alberto Giacometti’s father, Giovanni Giacometti, was a second cousin. Giovanni completed his artist’s training in Munich, while Augusto studied at the College of Applied Arts in Zurich. Nine years his senior, Giovanni returned to Val Bregaglia after completing his studies and worked there for the rest of his life, whereas Augusto pursued a very different artistic career. After spending pivotal years in Paris, he worked in Florence until the First World War and then moved to Zurich. However, his home village played a key role in his art as a motif right into his late years.
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GC Myers, 1959 ~ Stylized Symbolic Landscapes

A self-taught painter GC Myers, is a modern painter of “internal” landscapes, evocative compositions that reflect the synthesis of numerous schools of influence- Eastern philosophy, American Regionalist and Modernist paintings, Abstract-Expressionism, Art Nouveau and on and on. His ability to draw from many and diverse sources results in a world of creation that is truly unique, speaking with a vocabulary that is, at once, both personal and universal. Myers’ use of simplistic design, bold coloration and stylized rendering transforms the natural landscape into one that resonates with human emotions and qualities.
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Mia Bergeron ~ Figurative painter

New York artist Mia Bergeron’s interest in art was cultivated early on, beginning with continuous exposure to visual works through her parents’ graphic design firm in New York City. As a high school student, Mia pursued the arts both at the curricular and extracurricular levels, and in 1998 she was admitted to the Rhode Island School of Design. After a year of intensive foundation courses, she decided to leave RISD to pursue a more traditional painting program.
I was born in New York City to two graphic designers. In 1998, I was admitted into the Rhode Island School of design. After a year of foundation classes, I left RISD to move to Boston, where I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2002, I moved to Florence, Italy, to study at the Charles Cecil Studio.
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Sergio Lopez, 1983

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Vail Oxley - Impressionist painter

Vail Oxley is a Beijing-based artist that creates impressionist style garden scenes. Oxley prefers a country ambience reminiscent of Monet's Giverny paintings. The artist's paintings are gentle themes; painted using a clear, bright palette and soft edged visual style.
Vail Oxley's work has become popular around the world. Born in the countryside near Beijing, China, Oxley was influenced from an early age by the time he spent fishing with his beloved grandfather. The tranquility of water is a dominant theme in his paintings.

He shows a deep understanding of light, movement, and color in his works, and this has struck a chord in the general public.
Today, Vail Oxley's work is available in many forms. Prints, china, tapestries and many other items have been made bearing reproductions of his work. His love of flowers, soft light, water, and classic themes, such as country cottages and Greek columns in nature, gives his work a timeless quality that collectors appreciate.
Honored in his home country--Vail Oxley's paintings have won awards at the Beijing Children's Palace and Beijing Art Gallery--he has also achieved great success abroad. His quiet, understated style is popular with designers, art lovers, and homeowners worldwide. The variety of colors in his work make it the perfect choice for a decorating a classic-themed home, while the many products made from his designs give homeowners a lot of ways to brighten a space with his work. Tapestries, collector's plates, throw pillows, prints and many more items make his lovely images accessible to anyone.

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Ted Nuttall ~ Figurative Watercolour painter

A graduate of Colorado Institute of Art, Ted Nuttall is a figurative watercolorist whose painting expression was born out of his observation of people, his experience and travels as an illustrator for the United States Air Force, and a twenty-five year career in graphic design. His work, as a designer, illustrator, and fine artist has won numerous national and regional awards.
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Santeri Salokivi | Impressionist painter

Toivo Santeri Salokivi (Turku, September 2, 1886 - Helsinki, March 26, 1940) was a Finnish painter and art teacher, known for his Impressionist style of landscapes.
Salokivi was also a graphic artist.
Salokivi studied at the Turku Drawing School between 1900-1904 and thereafter in Munich and Paris.
Salokivi's trip to Venice in 1911 was also significant for his artistic development.
Salokivi worked as a drawing teacher at the Turku School of Drawing and as a drawing teacher at the Finnish Classical and Real Lyceum from 1914-1917.

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Alberto Giacometti ~ Surrealist/Existentialist/Figure sculptor

Giacometti, Alberto (1901-1966) - Sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, son of Giovanni Giacometti.

1. Early studies and works, to 1927
He began drawing around 1910-12, followed by painting and sculpting in 1913-15. While at secondary school in Schiers, near Chur (1914-19), he developed his drawing style primarily through portraiture. In 1919-20 in Geneva he studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and sculpture at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers but was more impressed by subsequent visits to Italy (1920-21), where he worked without formal instruction. In sculpture he worked in an academic mode, while in painting he emulated his father’s Post-Impressionist and Fauvist style, which he thoroughly mastered by late 1921, as in Self-portrait (Zurich, Ksthaus).
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~ Le lettere..

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ca.1910
Italia, autunno 1881.
Alla signora Charpentier,
Dovevo pranzare un mattino con voi, e mi avrebbe fatto infinitamente piacere, perché è già passato tanto tempo. Ma sono diventato improvvisamente viaggiatore e la febbre di vedere Raffaello mi ha preso. Sono dunque sul punto di inghiottire la mia Italia. Ora potrei rispondere apertamente, sì signore io ho visto Raffaello. Ho visto Venezia la bella, ecc. ecc. Ho preso per il Nord, e percorrerò lo stivale tutto intero già che ci sono e quando avrò finito farò la vera festa di venire a pranzo da voi. Allora, nonostante la mia ingratitudine, spero che mi riceverete ugualmente. Un uomo che ha visto i Raffaello. Che pittore eccezionale! Volete che vi racconti quel che ho visto a Venezia. Ecco. Prendete un battello e andate al quai des Orfèvres, o di fronte alle Tuileries, e vedrete Venezia. Per i musei andate al Louvre. Per Veronese andate al Louvre, eccetto Tiepolo, che non conoscevo; ma viene a costare un po' caro.
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Lovers, 1875

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Claude Gaveau, 1940

Claude Gaveau was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Gaveau was almost born into art, as his grandfather was the creator of the green houses of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.One of his uncles, Emile, was a painter and another, Marcel a cabinetmaker. At the age of five he remembers the morning when Uncle Marcel put an easel, a canvas and a box of colors in his hands and together they both painted the landscape around geysers.
Claude Gaveau seems to talk about birth date as it was from that day on, when painting became a necessity for him. He thus he entered the School of Applied arts in Paris where he studied for five years specializing in mural art: stained glass, tapestry, mosaic and fresco.
The following six years included attending the National Superior School of Les Beaux Arts in Paris. To this multimedia experience Gaveau will owe the independence of his style. While he recognizes the influence of the great masters Cezanne, Braque and Duffy, Gaveau is also inspired by music and lyricism which is always present in the best of French painting from Poussin to Fernand Leger.

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Gioia Cordovani - Portrait painter

Gioia Cordovani is an talented Italian painter born in Tanzania. Lives and works in Rome. Since the 80s and up to 2006 she worked as a fashion designer and costume designer. Cordovani like to dig souls characters, leaving the viewer task to find the source through which the inner world of the woman comes out: look, shadow, light, or any other part of her image. The artist expresses himself through mixed techniques, more often, on the basis of acrylic.

Gioia Cordovani nasce in Tanzania ma la sua estrazione artistica ha radici in Toscana, dove ha conseguito la maturità al liceo artistico, per poi frequentare l’Accademia di Moda e Costume a Roma, dove attualmente risiede e opera. Dagli anni 80 fino agli anni 2006 la sua professione è quella di designer di moda, e costumista teatrale. Ha partecipato a varie rappresentazioni pittoriche collettive e personali nella città di provenienza e non solo, tra le quali l’esposizione al Museo s. Paolo di Roma.
Nel 2010 varie pubblicazioni sulla rivista Arte e Cultura “ContemporArt”. Molte soddisfazioni ha avuto nelle molteplici mostre effettuate, e oggi molte sue opere fanno parte di collezioni private. Nel suo percorso ha sempre sperimentato varie tecniche pittoriche cercando di dare sempre un effetto materico, tutto questo per soddisfare la propria esigenza primaria che è la sperimentazione pittorica. Sviluppa una sua personalissima ricerca estetica emozionale, dove ogni suo quadro è narrazione di attimi di vita, dove il corpo di una donna è protagonista del mondo e delle proprie emozioni. Le piace scavare l’anima, lasciando il compito a chi guarda di trovare, da uno sguardo, da un ombra, una luce, tutto un mondo interiore. Il suo mondo pittorico viene cosi a costruirsi in una sorta di spazio dinamico, dove la linea e il colore si fondono in modo essenziale. Dove c'è tenerezza profonda e passione.
2014, Velletri - In concomitanza alla Notte Bianca di Velletri, presso i locali dell'ex liceo artistico Cederna, si è concluso il Premio Nazionale "La Pallade Veliterna". Nella sera del 4 ottobre 2014, il Presidente dell'Associazione, Alessandro Filippi, ha consegnato la tessera sociale agli artisti che erano presenti, conferendo anche premi e attestati di partecipazione. Tra i più importanti, ricordiamo i seguenti: Premio "Città di Velletri" a Valerio Capoccia che, nonostante le difficoltà del tempo, continua ad utilizzare il marmo per le sue opere; II Premio "Francesco Caracciolo Ginnetti" ad Alessio De Paolis e a Damiano Calcari, per la loro maestria nel saper maneggiare l'argilla come fosse cioccolata; II Premio "Donna Herrnniette Kellerman" ad Alberto Bastianelli perché ha saputo far rivivere la sua amata Velletri attraverso i colori.
Il Premio "Cardinale Marzio Ginnetti" è andato a Gioia Cordovani, artista ritrattista; mentre il "Grappolo Artistico 2014" è stato conferito a Caterina Perdicaro, molto vicina, nelle sue opere, a quelle del Ciancia. /Castellinews.it