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RAMON CASAS I CARBO (1866/1932), SPANISH PAINTER – Catalan Modernism and avant-garde movements

AT THE GATE OF SPANISH PICTORIAL MODERNISM – Between portraits and caricatures RAMON CASAS I CARBO 1/3 – He was the son of a wealthy family and soon revealed his inclination to art. He had become famous for his paintings on social revolts, but he was also graphic designer of billboard poster and postcards. His 64-year-old parenthesis opens and closes ...

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MARUJA MALLO (1902/1995), SPANISH PAINTER – Painting with imagination, emotion and sensuality

PRECIOUS AND ADMIRABLE PAINTINGS, EVEN FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RANGE MARUJA MALLO 1/3 – She was born in Viveiro (Lugo) in 1902. http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/viveiro.html She attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Fernando, interacting with poets and artists (like Salvador Dali and the poet Méndez Shell), and tightening a deep bond of friendship with Rafael Alberti, with whom she had an important ...

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CARMEN LAFFON DE LA ESCOSURA (1934), SPANISH FIGURATIVE PAINTER – One of the pillars of Lyrical Realism

WOMAN WHO MADE THE SPANISH HISTORY OF ART AND SOCIETY – The Andalusian woman painter of intimate environments, gardens, still life and ponds CARMEN LAFFON DE LA ESCOSURA 1/3 – Her beginnings in painting took place at the age of 12, under the care of a valentine painter. She was born in Seville http://www.sevillaonline.es/english/seville/ and is a Spanish figurative painter ...

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INNER SPANISH LANDSCAPES – Creative path of four Spanish painters

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THE ERASERS (Les Gommes) – Novel, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922/2008)

He was born in Brest, to a family of scientists, and was trained as an agricultural engineer. His first published novel was The Erasers (Les Gommes), which was issued in 1953. He was one of the figures most associated with the new novel. Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman, and one of the ...

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GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE (1880/1918) – Leader of the Surrealist movement, which marked an epoch

He became friends with avant-garde artists (including Picasso and Braque, Rousseau and Duchamp). Illegitimate son of Polish woman and an unidentified man (his father may have been a cardinal in the Church or an Italian military officer) was born in Rome. His career influenced the development of such artistic movements (as Futurism and Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism). Guillaume Apollinaire was bohemian artist ...

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MEETING BENCHES / AUTHOR’S TRAVELS – 1520 km and 16 hours of driving to know four shades of French pictorial creativity

You need to spend at least a week on this trip. You will need to use the car for at least 15 hours, but you will not be disappointed. https://www.amazon.com/Lonely-Planet-France-Travel-Guide/dp/1786573253/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4833MHKFBDK8JDVJDB6F Four masters of French painting are waiting for you in art museums, in small and big cities and also in a cemetery, to tell extraordinary stories of their pictorial creativity. ...

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RAOUL DUFY (1877/1953), FRENCH FAUVIST PAINTER – Broad brushstrokes and bright colours

VIVID COLOURS, BRIGHTLY BACHGROUNDS AND SENSE OF JOIE DE VIVRE – Raoul Dufy and the decorative scenes of luxury RAOUL DUFY 1/3 – He was born in Le Havre in 1877, becoming painter noted for his brightly coloured and decorative scenes of luxury. In 1900 he went to Paris to attend the École des Beaux-Arts, painting in Impressionist style in ...

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HENRI JULIEN ROUSSEAU (1844/1910), FRENCH PAINTER – Painter, who had no teacher other than nature

THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF PAINTING – Henry Julien Rousseau painting like a child HENRI JULIEN ROUSSEAU 1/3 – He had no teacher, other than nature. He was born in Laval (Loire Valley) to the family of a plumber. He became a friend of Picasso and was a self-taught painter inside the Paris avant-garde. In 1868 he moved to Paris, ...

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EUGENE LOUIS BOUDIN (1824-1898), FRENCH PAINTER – The coastal landscapes of northern France full of clouds and blue shades

THE PAINTER OF SKY AND CLOUDS – Eugene Louis Boudin: brilliance of colors and well-proportioned details EUGENE LOUIS BOUDIN 1/3 – He was born in Honfleur in 1824 to a family of humble origins. In the town of Le Havre, before he opened a color store and devoted himself to painting, he had worked at a printing company. In order ...

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