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GEORG TAPPERT (1880/1957), GERMAN PAINTER – One of the masters of German Expressionism

DESIGNING THE WORLD OF THE SHOW – Georg Tappert: when artistic expression is born among ballet dancers and street prostitutes GEORG TAPPERT 1/3 – With his pictures of dancers, woman of demi-monde and street prostitutes, he was one of the first German artists to discover the world of the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz_h2jx6IrQ In his creative expression he was one of the ...

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AUGUST FRIEDRICH SIEGERT (1820/1883), GERMAN PAINTER – Charming realistic paintings

DREAMING ON THE WINDOWSILL – The 19th Century Realism painted by August Friedrich Siegert AUGUST FRIEDRICH SIEGERT 1/2 – He attended the Düsseldorf Art Academy. From 1846 to 1848 he traveled through Holland, France and Italy. He lived some years in Neuwied, where he painted portraits. In 1851 he settled in Düsseldorf, where he was the owner of a Master’s ...

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GERMAN LITERATURE – My Heart, by Else Lasker-Schüler

Assuming the guise of alter egos such as Tino of Baghad or the Prince of Thebes, she weaves a web of Oriental fantasies to inform her husband of her infidelities. “I am wildly in love with someone, but I’ll say no more about him. This way it could always be you.” Set around the Café des Westens, the epicenter of ...

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GERMAN POETRY – Love poetry of Else Lasker-Schüler

She was German poetess, the lyrical phenomenon of modern Germany. She grew up as a prodigal child, in fact, at four years she already knew how to read and write. In 1894 he moved to Berlin, where he remained until 1933. Here she published first poems. Her first collection of poems was published in 1902. Else Lasker-Schüler with a collection ...

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GERMAN LANDSCAPES / BLACK FOREST – Authentic and wild nature

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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TOP TYPICAL RUSSIAN FOOD – Your special Russian dinner at the Gum

Dinner tends to be a big, social affair for the whole family, also for Russian people. Russian dinner is eaten around 7 or 8 p.m. at the earliest in Russia. Restaurants serve dinner quite late and will likely be surprised at 5 p.m. guests. A typical Russian dinner consists of one or more salads, which are heavy, filled with potatoes ...

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SONECHKA – Novel, by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Yevgenyevna Lyudmila Ulitskaya is a Russian biochemist and writer. She started publishing novels in the 1980s, but the first work of success was the novel Sóniechka, published in 1992. Since then she has published more than 10 novels with a psychological prose, which resembles Chekhov. Her work often places attention on female characters, making visible inequality between men and women, ...

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SHE WAS DEEPLY LOVED BY RUSSIAN PEOPLE – Anna Akhmatova, short lyric poems and structured cycles

Two years before her death at the age of 76, she was chosen president of the Writers’ Union. Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Her work ranges from short lyric poems to structured cycles (such as Requiem, tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror). She was born into upper-class family ...

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JOURNEY TO KRASNODAR KRAY

The city of Krasnodar was renamed in 1920. In Russian, the word “krasnij” can be understood with the meanings of red and splendid. The actual name of the city seems to mean both things: beautiful city or gift of reds, because during the Civil War this city passed under the control of several armies, including the Red Army. It was ...

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NIKOLAI SHURYGUIN (1957), RUSSIAN REALIST PAINTER – Studying multi layered painting

ACHIEVING THE INCREDIBLE REALISM OF DEPICTED SUBJECT – Nikolai Shurygin: perfecion, whether a human face or any texture. He was born in 1957 in Kimry and in 1979 he graduated at Moscow School of applied arts. His works are in private collections located in Russia and USA, Saudi Arabia and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky local museum (Russia). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnk8NIaL8M During 10 years he has ...

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