Pubblicato il 31/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Irene Sheri Vishnevskaya, 1968 | Ballet dancers

"I am in love with my canvases. It is the beauty and passion of painting and the result that come from those feelings that drives me to fill the canvas every day" - Irene Sheri
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Vishnevskaya see:
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Eric Wallis, 1968 | Ballet dancers

"I love the movement and anatomical definition that dancers have characteristically. There is power in their bodies that they use to convey beautiful grace and emotional verbiage. It is difficult to capture that in a 2 dimensional work and therefore it embodies a challenge that I enjoy" Eric Wallis.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Wallis see:

Pubblicato il 30/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Hua Chen, 1952 | Impressionist Figurative painter

Hua Chen was born in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Between the years of 1973-1976, Chen earned a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art from the Anhui Teacher's University, Anhui, China.

He then went on to attain a Master of Fine Art Degree in sketching, watercolor and oil painting from the Central Institute of the Fine Arts in Beijing, China.
Chen has earned several titles and awards* including Chairman of Anhui Oil Painting Research Association in China and is a member of the Artists Association of China.

Pubblicato il 28/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Hernan Javier Muñoz, 1983 | Surrealist painter

Hernan Javier Muñoz is an Argentine painter* born on April 5, 1983 in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1996 he entered the Art School "Rogelio Yrurtia". There he graduated as Professor of Plastic Arts in the year 2000. During these years he had his first approaches to art in general but without feeling them part of his current profession.

Pubblicato il 27/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Andrew Atroshenko, 1965 | The passion of music

"Music and art consume my life. There is a symphony in everything I paint" - Andrew Atroshenko
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Liu Yi, 1958 | Ballet dancers

Liu Yi 1958 | Chinese Figurative Watercolour painter | The Ballet dancer

Liu Yi, Chinese painter*, was born in Shanghai.
He was a Fine Arts graduate from the Hua Dong University for Education.

He did his postgraduate study of watercolor painting at the China College of Fine Arts. He lectures at university for painting and design.
He is a member of the Chinese Artists Association and is also a member of the Watercolor Painting Artists Association.
He is the retired Deputy President of the Shanghai Watercolor Painting Society, and is currently the Deputy Principal of the Shanghai Arts and Technical College.

Pubblicato il 26/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Andrew Atroshenko, 1965 | Ballet dancers

Andrew Atroshenko* is a Russian artist*, known for working in the Figurative style.
Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Atroshenko see:

Pubblicato il 25/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Tamara De Lempicka | Art Déco portrait painter

'Among a hundred paintings, you could recognize mine,
my goal was:
Do not copy. Create a new style, ...
colors light and bright,
return to elegance in my models'... Tamara De Lempicka*

Tamara Łempicka*, commonly known as Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 - 18 March 1980), was a Polish Art Déco painter* and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star".
Influenced by Cubism, Lempicka became the leading representative of the Art Déco style across two continents, a favorite artist of many Hollywood stars, referred to as 'the baroness with a brush'. She was the most fashionable portrait painter of her generation among the haute bourgeoisie and aristocracy, painting duchesses and grand dukes and socialites.

Pubblicato il 23/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Daniel Densborn, 1946 | Flamenco dancers

Daniel Densborn* is a French* self-taught painter who using a technique called Palette knife painting. His paintings are bold and romantic.
For biographical notes and other works by Densborn see Daniel Densborn, 1946 | Abstract palette Knife painter ➢

Pubblicato il 22/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Anna Rose Bain, 1985 | Ballet Dancers

Anna Rose Bain is a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist based in Denver, CO. Her paintings often depict people in peaceful settings or places that evoke happiness. She especially loves painting women and children.
Anna was self taught until college. Inspired by her grandfather, who started painting at the age of 70, Anna spent her free time as a child sketching from nature and poring over art books.

Pubblicato il 20/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Demetre Chiparus | Art Déco sculptor

Demétre Haralamb Chiparus, also known as Dumitru Haralamb Chipăruș (16 September 1886 - 22 January 1947) was a Romanian Art Déco* era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris, France. He was one of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco era.
  • Life
Demétre H. Chiparus was born in Dorohoi, Romania, the son of Haralamb and Saveta Chiparus. In 1909 he went to Italy, where he attended the classes of Italian* sculptor Raffaello Romanelli.

Pubblicato il 19/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Gerda Wegener | The Danish pioneer of Art Dèco | Wegener’s wife In 'The Danish Girl'

Gerda Wegener and husband Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe

Gerda Wegener: The Lady Gaga of the 1920s

The Danish Girl tells the story of the painter Einar Wegener, who had the world’s first gender-reassignment surgery and became Lili Elbe.
But his wife Gerda had a fascinating life and career of her own.

by Helen Russell, The Guardian News

Eddie Redmayne is already being Oscar-tipped for his latest role in Tom Hooper’s biopic, The Danish Girl - the story of the painter Einar Wegener, who underwent the world’s first gender-reassignment operation to become Lili Elbe. But there was another woman behind Einar and Lili.

Pubblicato il 17/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Ichiro Tsuruta 鶴田一郎, 1954 | Bijin-ga Art / Japanese beauty

Ichiro Tsuruta* was born in Hondo-shi (current Amakusa-shi), Kumamoto. He grew up surrounded by rich nature of Amakusa area.
He has liked to paint since his childhood. After graduating from high school, he entered Tama Art University, majored in graphic design and tried to become an illustrator. In early days when he started professional painting, as he painted realistic pictures influenced by Western culture, he began to be conscious that "he is Japanese" and gradually devoted himself to Japanese unique sense of beauty such as the Rimpa or Maitreya of Buddhism art and "Bijine (beautiful woman portraits)" or "Onnae (romantic painting)" of Ukiyoe prints.

Pubblicato il 16/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Lee Bogle, 1946 | Native American Love

Lee Bogle's technical skills as a draftsman are especially evident in his renderings of the human figure.
He combines vivid, realistic detail with expressive qualities of abstraction* in the Oriental tradition.
For biographical notes and other works by Bogle, see Lee Bogle, 1946 | Native American Art*.
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Fred Wessel, 1946 | Egg Tempera painter

Fred Wessel is a Professor of Printmaking at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, where he teaches drawing, tempera painting and lithography. He also leads workshops in Italy to paint and study the Italian Renaissance. He particularly looks to the early Renaissance for inspiration, saying "The ever-changing inner light that radiates from gold leaf used judiciously on the surface of a painting, and the use of pockets of rich, intense colors that illuminate the picture's surface impressed me deeply".

Pubblicato il 15/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Troy Brooks | Pop-surrealism painter

Toronto*-based artist Troy Brooks paints glamorous women who don’t smile. In fact, the Women of Troy generally maintain cold, stoic faces despite the idea that the artist captures them in transformative moments.
Brooks, who suffered greatly as a gay youth growing up in Canada, channels anger and escapism ever so subtly in characters inspired by Hollywood’s golden age, namely female leads who stood up to their male counterparts in less egalitarian times.

Pubblicato il 14/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Lori Earley | Pop surrealism painter

Lori Earley is a contemporary surrealist* figurative artist who began exhibiting her works in 2004. Born and raised in New York, Earley was an accomplished and gifted artist from a young age.
As a maturing adolescent, she discovered her distinct style and fondness for painting deeply personal subject matter.
She then began her journey towards becoming a professional oil painter through fine art training at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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Eric Barjot | Vintage style painter

The following collection include Still-life paintings in vintage style by French painter* Eric Barjot.

Pubblicato il 13/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Kevin Beilfuss, 1963 | Figurative / Portrait painter

American painter* Kevin Beilfuss* lives in the Chicago area, where he lives with his wife Janice, and son Drew.
Says the artist, "I am thankful that God allows me to be able to do something I have loved since childhood, and hope to enjoy the rest of my life!"
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Beilfuss see Kevin Beilfuss, 1963 | Impressionist painter*.

Pubblicato il 12/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Rodrigo Zaniboni | Figurative / Plein air painter

Rodrigo Zaniboni is a Brazilian painter from the São Paulo countryside. His brushstrokes have a contemporaneous, realistic style reminiscent of the Impressionists*. Zaniboni uses a very particular palette to emphasize the correct use of the color scale, and the technique of painting by layers is one of his strongest skills; he uses the technique in his routine work and considers it one of the most important activities for artist.

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Ron Hicks, 1965 | Romantic Soul

"I see things very abstractly, so I think of myself as a painter who sees shape, value, edges and texture. I like to romanticize life. I love the interaction of people doing...'things' -- whatever it is. It could be the most mundane thing to any passer-by, but I find great beauty in that" - Ron Hicks*

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Zorba's Dance /La Danza di Zorba, 1964

Zorba's Dance is a song by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. It is based on two traditional Cretan songs, "Armenohorianos Syrtos" and "Kritiko syrtaki", composed by Giorgis Koutsourelis.
The song featured in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek /Ζορμπάς ο Έλληνας, for which Theodorakis wrote the soundtrack, and became popular around the world. It is now commonly played and danced to in Greek tavernas.
The track has been recorded by many different musicians from around the world. Some of the more notable are listed below.

Pubblicato il 11/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Fabian Perez, 1967 | Embrace series

"Art happens in the sublime moment when the human being expresses his emotions through skills" - Fabian Perez*

For Fabian Perez*, the purpose of art is to perpetuate beauty.
"That is what I am always striving for. God created the world and embellished it with the wonders of nature. I think it is the artist’s job to embellish it with his work".

"I am constantly fighting for a more romantic world, one where the woman and the man have defined roles and power isn’t always the goal".
Pausing, he says, "I would like to say that it is not important what you have, but how you enjoy it".

Pubblicato il 09/03/17 ed aggiornato il

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Jaime Sabines | I’m not dying of love: I’m dying of you / Non è che muoia d’amor, muoio di te

Ron Hicks* - Study of a Couple
I’m not dying of love:
I’m dying of you,
my love-dying of the love of you,
of my dire need for my skin of you,
of my soul and my mouth of you,
of the miserable wretch I am without you.

I’m dying of you and me, of both
of us, of this-
ripped to shreds, torn apart,
the two of us are dying, dying of it.

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Jean Béraud | Impressionist painter of Belle Époque

Jean-Georges Béraud (1849-1935)* was an Russian*-born French* Impressionist painter*, known for his typical Parisian life scene during La Belle Époque period.
Jean Béraud* was born in St. Petersburg to French parents and died in Paris.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Béraud see Jean Béraud | La Belle Époque painter*.

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Stanislaw Zoladz, 1952 | Watercolour painter

Stanislaw Zoladz was born in Poland, and has studied at Kraków Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1978 he lives and works in Sweden. To find motifs for his paintings, Stanislaw is always on the hunt for exiting light settings. In the summer he paints where growth gives way to rocks by the water in Stockholm's archipelago. Nature is a predominant theme in his works of art. But quite often an abandoned tractor, or a red cottage by the horizon, also remind us of human presence.

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