Pubblicato il 30/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Pierre Chevassu | Symbolist Portrait painter

Pierre Chevassu has a personal way of representing women a symbolic subjects. The smoothness of their faces their sweetness, often reflecting beautiful eyes, neat hair, all worked in a colourful way, giving Chevassu paintings an elegance and great gentleness.
These women, with their timeless, enigmatic faces, the looks and secret thoughts which seem to defy time, explain Chevassu’s passion and success with his public. Chevassu has won numerous awards and currently has several permanent exhibitions both in France and Canada.

Pubblicato il 28/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Ciro Marchetti | Fantasy Art

Ciro Marchetti is a Italian-born British graphic designer whose professional career after graduating from Croydon College of Art, England, in the mid seventies, has included working in Europe, South America and the US.
Since 1992 he's been based in Miami FL as president of Graform International, a design group with affiliate offices in Caracas and London.
This role requires a direct involvement in a variety of projects and services that include packaging, corporate identity, print and multimedia for a number of domestic and international clients.

Pubblicato il 27/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Amanda Sage, 1978 | Visionary painter

Amanda Sage is at the forefront of a new breed of visionary/interdimensional artists using art as a tool for personal, spiritual, planetary growth and transformation.
Amanda was born in Denver, Colorado to her mother YOU and father Jackson, with two brothers still to come. Her childhood was filled with healthy, tropical, media-free, creative freedom in Florida without the distraction of formal schooling until she entered 4th grade in Colorado.
After finishing high school in Boulder, Colorado in 1996 at the Shining Mountain Waldorf School (where ‘coincidentally’ her high school art teacher was the Fantastic/Visionary artist HIKARU), her travels and projects bounced her between Bali, Indonesia and Vienna, Austria.
Sam Bull from Leap Now helped guide her in connecting with the revolutionary midwife Robin Lim in Bali, and initiating the first contact with the artist and teacher Philip Rubinov Jacobson.

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Huguette Clark | Painting

Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was the youngest daughter of United States Senator and industrialist William A. Clark. Upon her death at 104 in 2011, Clark left behind a fortune of more than $300 million, most of which was donated to charity after a court fight with her distant relatives. A feature film of her life is planned, based on the bestselling book Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.

Pubblicato il 26/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Heinz Rabbow, 1940 | Portrait painter

Heinz Rabbow, born in Berlin, is a painter to watch, as his star is rising swiftly on the international arts scene. Rabbow had his first Canadian exhibition at Galerie Dominion in October of 2005, after having completed sold out shows in Munich, Germany and at the world’s leading international art fair in Basel, Switzerland.
He recreates the ancient method of “grisaille” by painting solely in monochrome shades of neutral color using tempera paint. All at once, his wraithlike subjects seem ordinary yet perplexingly celestial. He believes that hair detracts from the smoothly pristine facial features, thus caps and hats are used to keep the viewer’s eye focused upon the subject.

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Alex Fishgoyt | Visionary /Surrealist painter

Alex Fishgoyt was born in a small town of Evpatoria, in Crimea, while his parents were on vacation there and almost immediately after his birth he was brought to Moscow, where he spent his childhood. He began drawing at the tender age of three, following his father's example.
At the age of twelve, with his family, Alex immigrated to the United States. And his first exposure to the professional creative world happened on his father's movie sets, where at the age of 15, Alex's unordinary creative thinking and his talent captured an eye of the movie director and he was offered a job of an assistant production designer on a feature film Just Married. And during next four years he rose from assistant to full production designer helping set style and tone for six more independent films with sets spanning from 1930's Russia to 1950's America: Adverse Possession, Underground, My Family Treasure, The Game, Bloodscape, Interview.

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Drazenka Kimpel | Fantasy Art in a Pre-Raphaelite style

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Drazenka Kimpel is a awarded, licensed, digital illustrator who has worked on projects for a variety of gaming, comic and publishing companies around the world, as well as corporate and private clients.
Her work has been featured in international publications such as Expose, Exotique, D’artiste, Digital Art Masters, ImagineFX Magazine, Layers Magazine, Digital Art Magazine and many websites and online forums.

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Mike Barr, 1955 | Impressionist painter

Mike is an Adelaide-based impressionist painter with a penchant for rain in the city and beaches.
He started his artistic life as a potter and participated in an exhibition with Adelaide’s best when only 19 years of age. It is just over 10 years ago since he started painting in acrylics and oils and has gained over 50 awards during this time.
The beautiful beaches of Adelaide and the state of South Australia have inspired Mike to convey their sense of wonder through his work. He believes that the sky holds the key to most paintings, particularly at the beach where the sky is uninterrupted by buildings – "it’s here that we experience a real sense of space".

Pubblicato il 25/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Debra Houston | Abstract Palette Knife painter

Debra J. Houston - Inspired by the simplicity of every day scenes, I work to bring those items to their extreme through an expression of dramatic color and exaggerated light. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I’m surrounded by natural beauty but the depiction of landscapes and street scenes comes from an interpreted existence rather that precise physical locations.
When beginning a painting, I allow the paint and colors to move me. I don’t typically have a carefully mapped out plan for each piece, but rather just an idea or focal point that develops throughout the creation. An emotional interest is the true goal in my work. Creating a mood, reflection, wonder…. something which allows you to escape each and every time you take it in.

Pubblicato il 24/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Johann Berthelsen | Impressionist Cityscape painter

Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen (July 25, 1883 - April 3, 1972) was a prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, as well as having a career as a professional singer and voice teacher. Essentially self-taught as an artist, he is best known for his poetic paintings of New York City, often in snow.
Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was the seventh of seven sons born to Conrad and Dorothea Karen Berthelsen. His father was a tenor with the Royal Opera and his mother was a nurse. Following the divorce of the parents, in 1890 his mother brought the children to America, joining her sister in Manistee, Michigan. Soon they settled in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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Lorraine Lewitzka, 1952 | Figurative Watercolour painter

Lorraine Lewitzka was born in South Australia, into a family of artists and worked as a fashion and illustrative artist in the late '60's, beginning watercolour painting in 1985. In 1988, Lorraine was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts and began exhibiting in private and mixed exhibitions.
A significant highlight and turning point of Lorraine's career was the inaugural study award at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show. As a result, she was tutored by four distinguished watercolourists in the U.S.A. being Robert Wade, Betty Lou Schlemm, Christopher Schink and Alex Powers, after which she attended a summer school at the Slade School of Art, London, discovering the new medium of oils in life painting.

Pubblicato il 23/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Yves Thos, 1935 | La Dolce Vita

Born in Paris suburbs, Yves Thos joined the School of Graphic Arts at age 16 and painted his first movie posters when he was 19. The leader of a poster artist trend, he is the author of masterpieces that are nowadays registered to the Cinema World Heritage. Since the 1980’s, his paintings have created a new pictural generation which naturally originated from posters and figurative contemporary art. 

Pubblicato il 22/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Pavel Tchelitchew | Abstract /Surrealist painter

Pavel Tchelitchew /Па́вел Фёдорович Чели́щев (1898-1957), Russian-born painter and stage designer. Born in Moscow. In early youth made drawings influenced by the macabre Romanticism of Doré and Vrubel. Moved in 1918 after the Revolution to Kiev. Was encouraged by Alexandra Exter; attended courses at Kiev Academy and received private lessons from Tchakrigine and the painter and stage designer Rabinovitch. Painted in an abstract style. 
Left Russia in 1920 and spent 1921-3 in Berlin, where he had considerable success as a designer for the theatre and opera. Moved to Paris in 1923. Began to paint figures and portraits in restrained colours and with an air of reverie.

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Arantza Sestayo, 1964 | Fantasy Art in Gothic style

Arantza Sestayo, illustator, painter, draftsman, has worked very well for the American magazine Norma Comics in October and published a book compilation of his work.
Arantza was born in Spain and has lived on the Spanish Mediterranean coast since childhood. Her work has graced the covers of many novels, comic books and children's stories. Her gothic images are reminiscent of works by the best of Spain's many other acclaimed dark fantasy artists of decades past.
Arantza Sestayo describes the art for which she is best known as 'pure fantasy with a touch of eroticism'.

Pubblicato il 21/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Miho Hirano /平野実穂 | Pop Fantasy Art

Miho Hirano /平野実穂 is a Japanese artist living in Abiko, Chiba. She graduated from Musashino Art University. Her fantasy art is inhabited by ephemeral women who seem to be merging with their environment, the hair suspended into flowering tree limbs, bird filled bushes, and drifting seaweed. Miho Hirano’s work is in a group exhibition (Ephemeral) at the Jiro Miura Gallery in Japan.

Pubblicato il 16/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Kinga Britschgi, 1963 | Surrealist painter

Kinga Britschgi is a Hungarian artist living in the United States. She is best known for her magical digital images that always have some dark surrealistic elements. She was born in Nagyatád, Hungary and moved to the U.S. in 1995. She has a degree in Fine Arts (graphic design), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), and Elementary Education.
Her works were published in numerous professional publications and in 2013 Adobe chose her as one of the artists in their 'New Creatives' campaign.

She lives with her husband and son in Boise, Idaho.

Pubblicato il 15/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Marc Hanson, 1955 | Moon Shadows

Having grown up in a military family, Marc’s youth was spent on the move.
He was born in Oxnard, California and spent some of his early school years there. But his geographical resume soon included Alaska, Florida, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Norway.
After his father’s retirement from the Air Force, Marc’s family settled in the small northern California community of Loomis. Marc began college as a biology major, but soon applied to and was accepted into Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, majoring in illustration.
After Art Center and a brief stint as a staff illustrator in Sacramento, California, Marc moved to Minnesota where he lived for 33 years while raising a family and pursuing his art. Marc relocated to Colorado in the Fall of 2012.

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Bronwyn Hill, 1989 | Portrait /Figurative /Hyperrealist painter

Based in Brisbane, Bronwyn Hill is a portrait and figurative artist. Using oil paint and layering techniques she creates realistic images of women in natural settings. These women are representative of the artist; the way she felt at the time or the way she wanted to feel. Bronwyn is influenced by light, nature and many artists, although her work is primarily a way of expressing herself in vague, allowing interpretation of the viewer.

Completing a Diploma of fine art at Noosa in 2011 and producing her first series of work in 2012, Bronwyn is in the early stages of her artistic career.

Pubblicato il 14/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Marc Dalessio, 1972 | Naturalistic painter

Marc Dalessio, born in Los Angeles, California, is a naturalistic painter who at a young age has established himself as one of the foremost plein-air painters working today.
Marc’s artistic training began at the University of California at Santa Cruz where he majored in biology and fine art.

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1992, he moved to Florence, Italy and trained as a portraitist for four years under Charles Cecil at his atelier. Charles H. Cecil Studios is a school of fine art that offers a thorough training in the traditional techniques of naturalistic drawing and painting. Upon completion of his first year, Marc was awarded a full scholarship, and after finishing the full course, he became an advanced painting instructor at the school.

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John Rowe, 1954 | Disney Fine Art

John received his training at Art Center College of Design and began his career as an illustrator. His paintings have appeared on movie posters, books, billboards, magazines and advertisements throughout the country and around the world. 
Seeking an additional outlet for his creative vision, John began his Horse Series, bringing together equine beauty and power with emotions of the human spirit. When the publishers of Walter Farley's The Black Stallion saw John's work, they were inspired to re-issue this classic series, commissioning 24 new paintings by John for the covers.

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George Owen Wynne Apperley | Portrait /Figure /Symbolist painter

George Owen Wynne Apperley R.I. R.A. was born 17th June 1884 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England and died in Tangier in 1960. George was educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst and at Uppingham School prior to studying art at Herkomer Academy, Bushey, Herts.
He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, 1905 and then mounted his first individual exhibition in London, 1906. He was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists in 1913.

Pubblicato il 13/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Leonardo da Vinci | Il Trattato della Pittura | Parte seconda

Trattato della Pittura* - Parte seconda

41. Del primo principio della scienza della pittura.
Il principio della scienza della pittura è il punto, il secondo è la linea, il terzo è la superficie, il quarto è il corpo che si veste di tal superficie; e questo è quanto a quello che si finge, cioè esso corpo che si finge, perché invero la pittura non si estende piú oltre che la superficie, per la quale si finge il corpo figura di qualunque cosa evidente.

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Laura Knight | The Nuremberg Trial, 1946

At the end of the war Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) proposed to the War Artists' Advisory Committee the Nuremberg war crimes trials as a subject. The Committee agreed and Dame Laura Knight went to Germany in January 1946 and spent three months observing the trials from inside the courtroom. The result was the large oil painting, The Nuremberg Trial.
This painting departs from the realism of her earlier wartime paintings, in that whilst realistically depicting the Nazi war criminals sitting in the dock during their trial, the rear and side walls of the courtroom are missing to reveal a ruined city, partially in flames.

Pubblicato il 12/06/16 ed aggiornato il

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Federico Infante, 1982 | Surrealist painter /Illustrator | Part 2

Born in Santiago, Chile, Federico Infante received his BFA from Finis Terrae University (Santiago, Chile) in 2002 and graduated in Spring 2013 with his MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Infante see Federico Infante, 1982 | Surrealist painter /Illustrator.

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Tong Chin Sye 童振狮, 1939 | Watercolor painter | Part. 2

A renowned Singaporean multimedia artist and part-time lecturer in Western Art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, Chin Sye graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1960.
Tong works on all media including chinese painting, calligraphy, watercolour, oil and acrylic.
For biographical notes and other works by Chin Sye see Tong Chin Sye 童振狮, 1939 | Watercolor painter.

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