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César Pattein (1850-1931) | Genre painter


César Pattein was a French painter🎨 active from 1882-1914.
Pattein studied under French Naturalist painter Jules Breton (1827-1906) 🎨.
He was exhibited at the Salon🎨 des Artistes Français in Paris, where he was awarded🎨 a third-class medal in 1896.
Born in Steenvoorde, in northern France, Pattein was raised among farmers and maintained a close connection to the rural region throughout his life.


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Hermann Hesse: A dance by Chopin, 1901

Frédéric Chopin, 1906 - Parc Monceau, Paris, France - Jacques Froment-Meurice (1864-1947)
Frédéric Chopin, 1906 - Parc Monceau, Paris, France - Jacques Froment-Meurice (1864-1947)

A dance by Chopin sounds loudly in the ballroom,
A wild, riotous dance.
The windows gleam pallidly because of the weather,
The grand piano is adorned by a wilted wreath.

Un walzer di Chopin riempie la sala
una danza selvaggia e scatenata.
Alla fine pallido chiarore,
il pianoforte adorna un'appassita ghirlanda.


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Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928) | Victorian painter


Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee PRA was an English🎨 Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes.
He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.


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Bo Bartlett, 1955 | Realist / Figurative painter


Bo Bartlett is an American🎨 Realist painter with a modernist vision. His paintings are within the tradition of American Realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth.
Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America's land and people to describe the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.
"Bartlett was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where realist principles must be grasped before modernist ventures are encouraged.


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John McGhie (1867-1952) | Seascape / Genre painter


John McGhie was born in Lesmahagow near Lanark in Scotland in 1867; the son of a grocer. He showed an early interest in drawing and painting, but was initially apprenticed to an architect before persuading his father to allow him to enrol at the Glasgow School of Art.
Following a year’s study in Glasgow he was awarded🎨 a scholarship to study for three years at the Royal Academy School in London where he was taught by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)🎨; amongst other renowned artists.


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Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet (1872-1967)


Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet was a French painter🎨, great decorator of national palaces and designer, a portrait painter and illustrator.
Guillonnet was extraordinarily precocious as an artist, entering the studio of Lionel Royer at the age of thirteen and, incredibly, gaining his first medal at the Paris Salon🎨 two years later.


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J.T. Winik | Figurative painter


Kingston based artist J. T. Winik obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario in London.
Since 1996, J.T Winik has dedicated herself entirely to painting, dividing her time primarily between Spain, Holland and Canada. Winik's work frequently incorporates the female form.
Recurring themes examine the emotional tension within the psychological context of various dualities: power and fragility, angst and felicity, and passion and passivity.


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Cesare Pavese / Filippo Anivitti: I will pass by Piazza di Spagna

Filippo Anivitti (1876-1955) | The Spanish Steps, Rome | Christie's

There will be a clear sky.
The streets will open out
onto the hills of pines and stone.
The tumult of the streets
will not disturb the still air.

Flowers blotched
with colour by the fountains
will eye you
like amused women. Steps
terraces swallows
will sing out in the sun.