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Vittorio Sgarbi: Roberto Ferri, un accademico appassionato

Vittorio Sgarbi: Roberto Ferri, un accademico appassionato

Roberto Ferri accende il mio orgoglio. Non ebbi dubbi sulla qualità della sua pittura, intesa anche come proprietà di esecuzione, quando, non molti anni fa, lo pose alla mia attenzione Fabio Isman, entusiasta per una grande mostra che aveva presentato.
Nessun dubbio che le opere chiamassero stupore e meraviglia secondo i precetti dell’estetica barocca. Ma Ferri era un contemporaneo e per di più giovanissimo. Colpiva in lui la borgesiana indifferenza per il tempo.
Come se si dicesse: se devo dipingere, devo dipingere bene, altrimenti meglio fare il pasticcere, o, anche, come molti raffinati (da Giulio Paolini a Damien Hirst), il vetrinista.
Ecco: una cosa possiamo dire di Ferri: non è un vetrinista.
Eppure è adatto alle vetrine, ama esibirsi ed essere esibito.


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Nicholas St. John Rosse, 1960

Cornish artist Nicholas St.John Rosse has a traditional artistic background, honing his skill over the years. Draftsmanship and realism are central to his painting.
He focuses on the human figure, often exploring how posture conveys meaning.
Nicholas St John Rosse was educated at University College School.
From an early age he became interested in painting, encouraged and enthused by watching the landscape painter Donald Towner at work in the open air and visiting his studio.


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François Batet | Pittore della Belle Époque

François Batet (1921-2015) pseudonimo di Francisco Batet Pellejero fu un pittore ed illustratore Spagnolo, noto soprattutto per il suo lavoro di illustratore della letteratura per l'infanzia e la gioventù nella casa editrice Hachette.
Il suo tema preferito fu la rappresentazione di figure femminili degli anni '20 in stile Art Déco
Francois Batet è nato a Barcellona, in Spagna. Ha studiato pittura alla Scuola di San Jordi (Beaux Arts) ed anche all'Accademia di Tarrega.
Quando viveva a Madrid studiò i grandi maestri come Goya e Valasquez. Si trasferì poi a Parigi e studiò vari famosi pittori impressionisti francesi.
Ha vissuto e lavorato in Francia dal 1950. Lo stile classico della Scuola di Parigi di Batet richiama lo spirito della Parigi degli anni '20 e '30.


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"Zorba the Greek" composer Theodorakis dies at 96

Athens, Sept 2. -Reuters - Composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose music crossed international boundaries in his captivating score for the film "“Zorba the Greek", died on Thursday, plunging Greece into three days of mourning.
A towering man with a brooding presence and a shock of wavy hair, Theodorakis's work evoked a progressive, democratic vision of the world, though his political struggles reflected a darker side of Greece rarely seen by visitors.
As news of his death at home in Athens at the age of 96 swept across the country of 11 million, authorities declared three days of mourning and tributes poured in from across the political spectrum. "Today we lost a part of Greece's soul. Mikis Theodorakis, Mikis the teacher, the intellectual, the radical, our Mikis has gone," said Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.


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Anne Cotterill (1933-2010) | Flowers painter

Anne Cotterill was born in the Borders of Scotland, educated in Edinburgh and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1956 at the time when Sir William Gillies was head of painting.
She was awarded a postgraduate scholarship to continue her work in Edinburgh followed by a travelling scholarship to Europe that enabled her to study the work and technique of the great traditional painters.
Married life brought her to West Somerset in the early 1960s where the seasonal changes of the wildflowers in the surrounding countryside are a constant source of inspiration for her paintings.


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Remzi Taskıran, 1961 | Portrait painter

Turkish painter Remzi Taşkıran, was born in Adiyaman. He Completed his high school and art education in Istanbul. He had obtained his art education from Saadettin Çağlarca, a painter.
The artist, who has worked for some time as a press painter, has works that were exhibited in collections both at home and abroad.
His artworks are influenced by domestic environment and charming landscape in Istanbul.
His portraits of beautiful oriental women in the folk costumes and ornaments that shine gold, are very charming.
Maintaining his daily life with the paintings he created in his Istanbul studio, Taşkıran takes time to create unique themes of his art while preventing the worries of daily life while he is preparing for his exhibitions.


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Carlo Maria Mariani, 1931 | Metaphysical painter

Carlo Maria Mariani is an Italian painter. His paintings are rooted both in Neoclassicist theory and modernism.
In the 1970s he defended his choice of medium from attacks by art critics by making parallels between the melancholy for the past of neoclassicism and the then trendy conceptual art.
He received international attention in the 1980s with what was called pittura colta ("cultivated painting") and la Nuova Maniera ("The New Style") in Italy, in which he employed old subjects and styles.
Among other things he depicted Andy Warhol as Napoleon and made "improved" and "corrected" versions of works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.


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James Nelson-Lewis, 1953 | Pittore Romantico

Nato in Pennsylvania, Lewis si rese conto in tenera età di avere un dono ed una vocazione artistica.
Ha conseguito un BFA presso il Columbus College of Art and Design. Le sue influenze artistiche vanno da Whistler a Wolf Kahn così come molti contemporanei della pittura americana.
Lewis viene nel campo della pittura con anni di esperienza professionale come illustratore, direttore artistico, designer ed insegnante d'arte all'università.
Personalmente la sua pittura è influenzata dal suo lavoro di designer, illustratore e da anni di pittura ed insegnamento dell'acquerello.