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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres | Neoclassical painter



Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was a French🎨 Neoclassicist painter. Although he thought of himself as a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was his portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy.
A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugène Delacroix🎨.
His exemplars, as he once explained, were "the great masters which flourished in that century of glorious memory when Raphael🎨 set the eternal and incontestable bounds of the sublime in art ... I am thus a conservator of good doctrine, and not an innovator".

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Volodymyr Tsisaryk / Володимир Цісарик, 1978 | Figurative sculptor



Ukrainian sculptor Volodymyr Tsisaryk was born and grew up in Lviv. His works were seen by almost every tourist who visited the city at least once in recent years.
Volodymyr says that he did not choose the profession, but he was chosen by the profession. After graduating from Lviv State College of Decorative and Applied Arts named after Ivan Trush, Department of Monumental and Decorative Sculpture and obtaining Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, Volodymyr immediately began creating sculptures the elegance of which show the skill of the author.

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Georges Rochegrosse (1859-1938)



Georges Antoine Rochegrosse was a French🎨 historical and decorative painter.
He was born at Versailles and studied in Paris with Jules Joseph Lefebvre🎨 and Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger.
His themes are generally historical, and he treated them on a colossal scale and in an emotional naturalistic style, with a distinct revelling in horrible subjects and details.

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Ernest Higgins Rigg (British painter, 1868-1947)



Ernest Higgins Rigg was born in Bradford and attended the art school there and then at the Academie Julian in Paris.
He first visited Staithes in 1896 and lodged in Hinderwell at Quaker Garth and later stayed at the village’s Commercial Hotel. He moved to Sussex in 1908, but returned to Yorkshire after the First World War, living in Shipley in 1918 and Richmond in 1919. His brothers, Alfred and Arthur H. were both artists.

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Raphael | The Sistine Madonna, 1513-1514



One of the most famous paintings of all time has its home in Dresden. Like Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" in Paris or Botticelli's "Birth of the Venus" in Florence, Raphael's "Sistine Madonna" was memorized in our cultural memory.
"The Sistine Madonna", also called "The Madonna di San Sisto", is an oil painting by the Italian artist Raphael. The canvas was one of the last Madonnas painted by Raphael.
Giorgio Vasari called it "a truly rare and extraordinary work".

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) | Artworks and Quotes



"The human body is first and foremost a mirror to the soul and its greatest beauty comes from that".
"Il corpo umano è prima di tutto uno specchio dell'anima e da questo deriva la sua più grande bellezza".
"L'artista deve creare una scintilla prima di poter fare un fuoco e quindi nasce l'arte, l'artista deve essere pronto a consumarsi al fuoco della sua stessa creazione".

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Paul Gauguin | Washerwomen in Arles, 1888 | Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


Paul Gauguin | The Washerwomen in Arles | Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

"Washerwomen in Arles" - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands - was painted in that French town, where Paul Gauguin settled late in 1888 summoned by Vincent van Gogh, who hoped to found a community of artists there.
The work captures the painter’s concern in emphasising expressiveness over and above formalism, which entailed his final break with Impressionism.
This principle, for which Gauguin coined the term Syntheticism, was characterised by non-mimetic representations of nature, the rejection of the third dimension taken from Japanese prints and the separation of colour in broad contrasted planes by means of dark lines.

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Robert Lee Berran (1923-2020) Figurative painter /Illustrator



Robert Lee Berran was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on December 24, 1923 and was raised in Scarsdale, NY. Between the ages of 19-22 he served as a medic during World War II under General Patton's third army in Europe. After the war he studied at the Art Students League in NYC from 1947-1950.
After leaving the Art Students League, he painted movie posters for 20th Century Fox. Four years later he joined the Illustrators Group where artists were predominately from the Haddon Sundbloom School of Painting.
His work at the Illustrators Group was for prestigious clients such as Ford and Coca-Cola. Subsequently Bob illustrated for the Seventh Day Adventists for their series of children's books "My Bible Friends" which are still popular today.