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CAMILLO INNOCENTI (1871/1961), ITALIAN PAINTER – A personal pictorial signs in the late Impressionism

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TIME IS RUNNING AWAY – Hugo Grotius: the man who escaped in chest of books

Hugo Grotius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmdXusPBF3w was a Dutch jurist that laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He wrote most of his works in exile, in France. He was teenage intellectual prodigy, he was imprisoned for his involvement in the intra-Calvinist disputes of the Dutch Republic (but escaped hidden in chest of books). A prodigious learner, he entered the ...

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PAINTING IN HIGHLY REALISTIC MANNER – The intense illumination painting of Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller

FERDINAND GEORG WALDMULLER 1/4 – He, born in Vienna was an Austrian writer and painter, one of the most important of the Biedermeier period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPuLuVOXQoc In 1807, at the age of 14, he left his family to attend the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where studied portrait painting. In 1814 he married Katharina Weidner. He lived in Bratislava, then worked ...

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IS THAT BIEDERMEIER? – Vienna / Belvedere Museum, until February 12, 2017

The Biedermeier period refers to an era between 1815 and 1848, during which arts appealed to common sensibilities. It began at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and ended with the onset in 1848. Enter the exhibition “Is that Biedermeier?” that starts with works from the 1830s, reflecting the standard of painting in Austria: http://www.belvedere.at/jart/prj3/belvedere/main.jart?rel=belvedere_en&content-id=&reserve-mode=active Look at painting between 1830 ...

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FERDINAND GEORG WALDMULLER (1793/1865), AUSTRIAN PAINTER – The conservative, pleasant vision of middle-class life

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ANDREAS FRANKE, AUSTRIAN ART PHOTOGRAPHER – and his LIFE BELOW THE SURFACE

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The surrealist underwater world of ANDREAS FRANKE

ANDREAS FRANKE 1/4 – He is  Austrian art photographer and a lover of scuba diving. He was introduced to photography at an early age, when he was given a Polaroid camera as a present.  “Everything started with this camera,” he says, but at first he had to become an engineer, as it was a family expectation. When he was 16, ...

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JASON deCAIRES TAYLOR (1974), UK – Gallery of his incredible underwater sculptures

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JASON deCAIRES TAYLOR – creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park

JASON deCAIRES TAYLOR 1/4 – was born in 1974 in Dover, United Kingdom. He was the only son of an English father and Guyanese mother. He grew up in Europe and Asia. He spent much of his early childhood exploring the coral reefs. Further he studied at Camberwell College of Arts, Institute of London, where he graduated in 1998 with ...

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HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE OF ART? – Explore stunning underwater galleries.

Spectacular underwater galleries make divers fall under their spell and display the work of the ocean itself. During the weeks and months under water the ocean hand down impressive, peerless traces to the pictures. These underwater museums turn the ocean floor into art galleries : GRENADA, West Indies – first underwater sculpture park In 2006, Jason deCaires Taylor founded and ...

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