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MEETING BENCHES /AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – United States coast to coast art trip, from pictorial aesthetics to faceless figures

Cradle of American History, Massachusetts is also called the heart of New England. With the contributions of colonists and sailors, immigrants and artists, after almost four hundred years the historical heritage of this state has taken shape. You will visit Boston, the city, which has thrived for centuries in a vibrant multicultural atmosphere, walking along the Freedom Trail (2-mile-long red ...

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MICHAEL PARKES (1944), AMERICAN PAINTER – The magical realism of painter with spanish blood in his veins

PAINTING IMAGERY DRAWN FROM CABALISTIC AND TANTRIC TRADITIONS – The creative horizons of painter, who loves India MICHAEL PARKES 1/3 – His creative horizon is populated by strange beasts and mysterious winged women. On his canvases fight Good and Evil, remaining suspended alongside the desires of the heart. He was born in 1944 in Sikeston (Missouri), but his parents are ...

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WILLIAM GLACKENS (1870/1938), AMERICAN PAINTER – Quick brush strokes on intense color palettes

CHEERFUL SUBJECT OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES – WILLIAM GLACKENS – Painting over dark manner, away from social realism WILLIAM GLACKENS 1/3 – He was born in Philadelphia in 1870, where studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and he began his artistic career. In 1895, he went to Paris to deepen the study of European painting. Back in America, his ...

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JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834/1903), AMERICAN PAINTER – Art for Art

EXPLORING THE MULTIPLICITY OF ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES – When Painting Aesthetics becomes an attitude of taste and thought JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER 1/3 – For him, the sole purpose of a painting was to be a source of delight, evoking sensual pleasures of visual and auditory nature, without worrying about emotions for its purposes. He was born in Lowell in 1834, ...

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MARK KOSTABI (1960), AMERICAN PAINTER – Faceless figures and unidentified mannequins suspended between dreamlike and metaphysical atmospheres

HE WISHES HIS PICTURES GIVE JOY, EVEN TELLING THE LONELINESS – MARK KOSTABI MARK KOSTABI 1/3 – He paints faceless figures, which express man’s fears. He was born in Los Angeles in 1960, as a child of Estonian immigrants. He graduated at Fullerton’s California State University. Looking at his paintings, you may notice something unusual: paying homage to the Masters ...

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AMERICAN ART TRIP – Crossing the United States, coast to coast

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THE WRONG PATIENTS – Novel, by Sonia Hernandez

As she says, her books come from her intimate need. She is a literary critic of the supplement of Cultura La Vanguardia, but she is also a Spanish writer and some of her tales and poems have been translated into English, Swedish and Armenian. Sonia Hernandez was born in Terrassa in 1976 and published her first poetry book when she ...

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THOSE BLUE DAYS AND THAT SUN OF CHILDHOOD – Three poems by Antonio Machado, one of the greatest Spanish poets of all time

He was a Spanish poet and writer, one of the greatest of all time. Antonio Machado was born in Seville in 1875, but at the age of eight he left the Andalusian city and went to Madrid. He studied at a secular and modern school. Later he traveled to Paris, where he also met Oscar Wilde and poet Rubén Darío. ...

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MEETING BENCHES / AUTHOR’S TRAVELS – Many ways to perceive the art soul of Spain

There are many ways how to perceive the soul of a nation, but what fascinates us is art and natural riches. Traveling by car through Iberian Peninsula, we will drive more than 2730 km, but each of those 27 hours will be accompanied by the memory (and the expectation) of the places, which marked the birth and growth of the ...

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REMEDIOS VARO (1908/1963), SPANISH PAINTER – Painting a very personal surrealism

METAMORPHOSIS OF THE FEMALE FIGURE AND SHADES OF ALCHEMY – Imagination within the parameters of surrealism – REMEDIOS VARO REMEDIOS VARO 1/3 – Anglès, small town in Catalonia, is the place, where she was born in 1908. She became a famous surrealist painter, especially active in Mexico. As a young woman, she was interested in drawing, she was only 15 ...

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