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PAINTING IN HIGH QUALITY – Gabriel Metsu, between Leiden and Amsterdam

GABRIEL METSU 1/3 – He was the son of a tapestry worker and painter, who lived most of his days at Leiden. He was taught by Gerard Dou. He began placing his figures in domestic interiors. Old people were among Metsu’s favorite thematic and at least thirteen of his paintings show carpets. He also often painted young (single) women, who ...

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DARIA PETRILLI – ride between dreams

DARIA PETRILLI 1/4 – She was in 1970, in Rome, Italy. After graduating with an MA in Communication and Design at the Università La Sapienza, she took on various agency roles as a graphic designer and illustrator in Rome. Later she moved to London, where she completed a Diploma in Experimental Illustration at the LCC – part of the University of ...

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MANY GROTESQUE HUMAN FACES – Francis Bacon

FRANCIS BACON 1/3 – Born to an English family in Dublin, he was the second of five children and his father was a former army officer. Borrowing inspiration from Surrealism and Old Masters, he forged his personal style, that made him one of the most recognized exponents of figurative art until the 1950s. In post-war art he produced some of ...

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GEORGES COROMINAS (1945), SPANISH PAINTER – “joie de vivre”

GEORGES COROMINAS  George Corominas is the son of a Spanish painter. He was born in 1945. After studying in Algeria at the National School of Fine Arts of Algiers, he returned to France in 1962, where his paintings were quickly noticed. He portrays personages that resemble nobility in wonderful and colorful landscapes. His paintings resemble tales, enchanting fables, that lead ...

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ALEX LEVIN (1975), UKRAINIAN PAINTER – Venice through the mask’s eyes

ALEX LEVIN  He was born in 1975. His works are admired worldwide. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, he has been displayed in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the U.S., Israel, France, Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland and Belgium. He has been acknowledged by many influential figures, including: Richard Gere, Madonna, jazz player Oscar Peterson, and former president of Israel. Alex Levin ...

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JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA, FRENCH ARTIST – the magic of Venetian carnival

JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA He has been painting for the last thirty years. He started his career by exhibiting together with Baboulène, Buffet, Hilaire, Brayer. Strengthened by his expérience in surrealism, symbolism and realism, he has been devoted to Venice in a very personal style. The succession of glacis really captures the light, this way he creates theater scenes, where utopia and reality ...

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JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES (1936), FRENCH ARTIST – sublime mystery

 JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES He was born in Normandy in 1936 and developed a passion for drawing from the age of eight years.  A former student of the School of Fine Arts, Jean Claude Desplanques has been devoted to painting since 1960. His mythical creatures, characters and sublime mystery take us to his pictorial fantastic universe. Note: The intellectual property of ...

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BETWEEN HISTORIC PICTURES AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE PORTRAITS – Hans von Aachen

VON AACHEN 1/3 – His surname is derived from the birthplace of his father: Aachen. In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, his life and work bear witness to the cultural transfer between North, South and Central Europe. He was versatile and productive artist, who worked in many genres and was one of the leading representatives of Northern Mannerism. ...

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A WORLD OF FANTASY, STUNNING ORIGINALITY

SANTOS HU 1/3 – His artistic creativity addresses the issue of the still life, which makes it meticulously.He is a master, in combining the inner and outer lives. He, born in the South of Taiwan, began to study Fine Arts at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Taipei. He moved to Spain, at the University Complutense of Madrid, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkFFYaruvBY ...

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THE GREAT MADNESS – I will only complete this crazy original dream on the last day of my life

JORGE SELARÓN 1/4 – Selarón Steps, also known, also known as the Escadaria Selarón, is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”. Jorge Selarón was born in Chile in 1947. He traveled, lived and worked as a painter and ...

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