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Ancient Egypt / La Civiltà Egizia

Ancient | Egyptian painting and sculpture

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. It is one of six civilizations to arise independently.
Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh Narmer (commonly referred to as Menes).


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Liu Yi 柳毅, 1958 | Ballet dancers

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

Chinese painter🎨 Liu Yi 柳毅, 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.


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Jules Pascin (1885-1930) | Expressionist painter


Bulgarian🎨-born painter Jules Pascin, original name Julius Pincas, renowned for his delicate draftsmanship and sensitive studies of women.
Born of Italian Serbian and Spanish Jewish parents, Pascin was educated in Vienna before he moved to Munich, Germany, where he attended art school in 1903.
Beginning in 1904, his drawings were regularly published in satiric journals such as the Lustige Blätter and Simplicissimus. At the request of his family, who disapproved of his bohemian lifestyle, he changed his name to Pascin in 1905.


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Wojciech Weiss (1875-1950) | Art Nouveau painter


Wojciech Weiss was an Polish painter🎨, draughtsman and graphic artist, a student, professor and Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, representative of the Expressionist Young Poland art movement and of the Colouristic tendencies of the 1920s and 1930s.
Weiss was born in Bukovina to a Polish family in exile of Stanisław Weiss and Maria Kopaczyńska. He gave up music training to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków under Leon Wyczółkowski.


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Irene Klestova (1908-1989) | Still life painter


Russian-French painter Irène Klestova/ Ирина Клестова was born in Saratov-Russia, then the family of the artist moved to Moscow. Here, in the studio of the famous landscape painter Theodore Rerberg, Irene began his artistic education.
In 1925 he entered the Academy of Arts in Rome. In the same period, Irina met her future husband, painter Lev Tchistovsky.


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Feng Chiang-Jiang 冯长江, 1943


Feng Chiang-Jiang interested in painting since his youth, he taught himself the art. After initially practicing Western painting and Chinese ink-and-wash painting, he specialized in the traditional meticulous brushwork painting with help and inspiration from the famous art historian and painter Pan Xie-zi.
Pan Xie-zi also passed on his knowledge of ancient frescoes replication to Feng, which Feng was able to apply to various temples, tombs and sites such as Yung li Palace and Qing-long Temple. The experience has benefited his artistic development and style maturation.


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Almeida Júnior (1850-1899) | Genre painter


José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior was a major Brazilian painter🎨 whose works became a source of inspiration for subsequent modernists. As a painter, he defied the popular traditions of his contemporaries and carved a new niche for himself.
At a time when his fellow painters were achieving fame by painting mythological and historical subjects, he decided to focus on reality and portray the beauty of rural life. The subjects he chose to paint were an unchartered territory, but his skill ensured that the gamble paid off.


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Yuko Nagayama 永山裕子, 1963 | Watercolor painter


Japanese artist🎨 Nagayama Yuka 永山裕子 is a leading watercolorist and teacher known for her easy-to-understand instructional style.
Her paintings are exhibited and sold in galleries across Japan, the United States, and France, and she is featured regularly in Watercolor Magazine.
Nagayama Yuka was born in Tokyo.


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David Cheifetz, 1981 | Still Life


David Andrew Nishita Cheifetz🎨 is an internationally acclaimed and collected artist who continues to push the limits of contemporary realist oil painting.
Cheifetz was born in the Pacific Northwest.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Cheifetz see:

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