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Van Gogh in Holland, 1881-1886 | Landscapes


"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my paintings, but I cannot, ill as I am, do without something which is greater than I, which is my life - the power to create" Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo.

































































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Nicolas Poussin | Baroque Era painter


Nicolas Poussin, (born June 1594, Les Andelys, Normandy [France] - died November 19, 1665, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), French painter and draftsman who founded the French Classical tradition.
He spent virtually all of his working life in Rome, where he specialized in history paintings - depicting scenes from the Bible, ancient history, and mythology - that are notable for their narrative clarity and dramatic force.

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Aelbert Cuyp | Baroque Era painter


Aelbert Cuyp, in full Aelbert Jacobszoon Cuyp, Aelbert also spelled Albert, Cuyp also spelled Cuijp, (baptized October 20, 1620, Dordrecht, Netherlands - buried November 15, 1691, Dordrecht), Dutch painter** of the Baroque period** who is known for his peaceful landscapes of the Dutch countryside, distinguished for their poetic use of light and atmosphere.

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Van Gogh in Paris, 1886-1888 | Landscapes ⁽²⁾


  • There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even-the French air clears up the brain and does good-a world of good.
  • An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
  • The diseases that we civilized people labor under most are melancholy and pessimism.
  • If ... boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
  • To do good work one must eat well, be well housed, have one's fling from time to time, smoke one's pipe, and drink one's coffee in peace.
  • I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
  • A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
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Richard MacDonald, 1946 | Figurative sculptor


One of the most collected figurative bronze sculptors at work today, Richard MacDonald** has achieved this stature through a consuming passion for his work and an unrelenting dedication to its quality and integrity.
A native Californian, MacDonald was educated at the prestigious Art Center College of Design and received a Bachelor of Professional Arts, Cum Laude.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by MacDonald see: