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PURE AND NOBLE POETIC TALENT – Regina Ullmann

This Swiss-German poet and poet was born in St. Gallen in mid-December 1884. This eastern Switzerland town, between Lake Constance and Appenzell has a rich historical center. http://www.st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/region-touring/st-gallen-lake-constance/city-map. Special feature of the city are 111 oriel windows. The monastery area with cathedral and library has been inserted by UNESCO into the World Heritage List of Humanity. Regina Ullmann and her ...

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FERDINAND HODLER (1853/1918), SWISS PAINTER

Coloristic symbolism and sketches of expressionism FERDINAND HODLER 1/3 – He was born in Bern in 1853. At the end of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most significant Symbolist painters. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria he is considered one of the founders of modern art (art nouveau). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMe7y6k5Xk His creative power and taste for decoration reminded Rodin. ...

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AUSTRIAN SINGER WHO OPENED LENNY KRAVITZ’S AND JAMES BLUNT’S TOURS – Anna Wappel / Anna F.

Anna Wappel with art name Anna F was born in Friedberg in 1985. She started singing in childhood and cites the first records of her parents including Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette and Joan Baez. At the age of eleven she played the classic guitar, three years later she started electric guitar for the first time, deciding to switch to rock. ...

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886/1980), AUSTRIAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman.

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA 1/3 – His life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman. This, with brutal sincerity, shows his paintings. He never adhered to expressionistism, but his works represent some of the highest vertexes of historical expressionism. His paintings can be divided into three groups – portraits, landscapes and allegories. He perceived himself as a ...

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VENUS IN FURS – Novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

He studied law, history and mathematics at the University of Graz, and after graduating he moved to Lemberg, where he became a professor. LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name. He was well known as a man of letters. In ...

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THE LONG NIGHT OF A POET – Georg Trokl

He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists. He had started writing articles for a newspaper, drama and poetry, but with little success. He was born in Salzburg in 1887, and for all his childhood he showed signs of emotional instability, probable because of the depressive crisis of the mother. He spent childhood playing with his sister Grete, ...

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ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ (1868/1926), AUSTRIAN PAINTER – Colors of the fields and war

EGGER-LIENZ 1/3 – He was born in Dölsach, a municipality in the district of Lienz in 1868. After elementary school, he studied painting first with his father (a church painter). As a child he was susceptible to religious sentiment and rural life, elements, which became the main theme of his artistic work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQq6W8p32Q ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ 2/3 – He had attended ...

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ARTEMISIA – Novel by Anna Banti

She was born in Florence at the gates of the summer of 1895. She who reads her texts senses the search for taste, because in narrative intrigue she skillfully replaces a plot of motifs similar to musical sequences. Her great literary theme was that of woman’s solitude, seeking for a dignity in the world of men. That unique daughter of ...

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THE STANZE – Angelo Poliziano

He is considered to be the leading humanist of the fifteenth century, destined for even greater literary glory if the scythe of death had not cut him by the age of forty years. Born in Montepulciano in 1454 and raised at the Medici Court in Florence, he was one of the leading poets of Italian humanity. Angelo Ambrogini (Poliziano), a ...

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PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (1416/1492), ITALIAN PAINTER – A spacious, monumental and impassionately rational painting

PURCHASING THE PAINTING PERSPECTIVE, LOOKING FOR THE MATHEMATICAL BASIS OF BEAUTY PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA 1/3 – One of his most famous and mysterious works (The flagellation of Christ) dates back to 1460. Born in Borgo Sansepolcro, he would become one of the artists of the Italian Renaissance. His works affect the use of perspective, as a result of precise geometric ...

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