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CLAUDE MONET, MORE THAN JUST A FOUNDER OF IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING

CLAUDE MONET 1/3 – One of his most famous Spring-related pieces is titled The Spring. In order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons, his ambition of documenting the countryside led him to adopt a method of painting – the same scene many times. The Earth was Monet’s muse. He was more than just a ...

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TRANSLATING BODILY SENSATION INTO A VISUAL LANGUAGE – The strange bodies of Maria Lassnig

MARIA LASSNIG 1/3 – She was an Austrian artist, known for her theory of body awareness. The starting-point while painting: the only true reality are her feelings, played out within the confines of her body. She, one of the most significant and innovative painters on the contemporary art scene was born in Carinthia in 1919. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/03/carinthias-inner-landscapes/ Her mother gave birth ...

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HE BEGINS LOOKING AT THE EMPTY CANVAS – Nicolai Fechin, the man who painted with whatever he could, including his hands

NICOLAI FECHIN 1/3 – He is a Russian-American painter known for his portraits and works featuring Native Americans. He was born in Kazan (Russia). After graduating at the Imperial Academy of Arts and traveling Europe, he returned to Kazan, where he taught and painted. He was infected with tuberculosis and with his family settled in Taos, New Mexico, for a ...

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PAINTING BETRAYAL AND ALCOHOLISM – Willem de Kooning, forcing the traits in figurative and abstract mode

WILLEM DE KOONING 1/3 – He worked in a paint company attending evening classes at the art school in Rotterdam and the academies of Brussels and Antwerp. In 1926, this Dutch–American man travelled as a stowaway illegally to US. Since 1928, he began painting still lifes and compositions with figures, which reflect the school of Paris. Starting from 1935 he ...

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IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE CHILDHOOD – The second childhood of Yoshiro Tachibana

YOSHIRO TACHIBANA 1/3 – Born in Sanda (Kobe) as a son of painter, he was taught to paint by his father, interested in Cezanne and Rouault. http://www.yoshirotachibana.com/ In1962 he went to study at the School of Arts in Tokyo. In1971, he left Japan and traveled to Germany, where he showed interest in the contemporary German painters. In 1973, he arrived ...

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FABIAN PEREZ – style he calls Emotionalism

FABIAN PEREZ 1/4 – He was born in 1967 and raised in Campana, not far from Buenos Aires, the capital city. rom the age of nine, he started expressing himself through visual arts – drawing remarkably advanced sketches and portraits of his friends and family. Fabian’s early years were extraordinarily difficult and painful, spent in the company of intensely conflicted ...

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FOCUSING ON LIGHT AS AN ELEMENT OF THE PICTURE – Emilio Pettoruti, oscillating between the lyrical and the spiritual

EMILIO PETTORUTI 1/3 – He was born in La Plata in a prosperous middle-class Italian family. He dropped out of his local Academy of Fine Arts, when he was a teenager, becoming one of Argentina’s most prominent 20th-century painters. In 1913, he was awarded a travel scholarship to Italy (where he studied Renaissance painters in Florence). His 1924 cubist exhibition ...

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THE SHADES OF SEXUALITY, THE COLORS OF ELEGANCE – Giovanni Boldini and alluring atmosphere of the Belle Epoque

GIOVANNI BOLDINI 1/3 – He enjoyed a long and successful artistic career. Born in Ferrara, with his artist-father, he was trained by Italian Renaissance masters from childhood. At the age of 20, he studied in Florence at the Scuola of the nude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJBiflv1r9s He started the 20th century as one of the best-known Italian painters. He began to paint society ...

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WHEN COLOR IT’S A WAY OF EXPERIENCING THE WORLD – The intimate world of Pierre Bonnard

PIERRE BONNARD 1/3 – Color was for him a way of experiencing the world. He was was born in Hauts-de-Seine, as the son of an official of the French Ministry of War. He studied law at the Sorbone (however, he had also attended art classes at the École des Beaux-Arts). Transferred to the Académie Julian in 1889, he met Denis ...

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ANDRZEJ GUDANSKI – My interest in art started early and I have quickly realised, it is my destiny

ANDRZEJ GUDANSKI 1/4 – He was born in Łobez, Poland. He is completely self-taught. He has been drawing and painting from an early age. The first works in oil painted at the age of 12 years. At the age of 14, he began to sell his works – oil paintings and watercolors. The artist’s work consist of painting, drawing and ...

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