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NEW FIGURATION by SANTIAGO GARCIA – where we’ve been and where we’re going.

SANTIAGO GARCIA 1/4 – the artist was born in 1974 in Montevideo, Uruguay. When Santiago Garcia was growing up, he often explored the fields and meadows that surrounded his home. He was fascinated with the animals that roamed the countryside. He studied biology in college first. As self-taught painter, Garcia produced an immense body of work in his early years. ...

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Post modern surreal fantasies by VASKO TASKOVSKI – provoking spectators to think

VASKO TASKOVSKI 1/4 – He was born in 1937 in the village of Nižopole, Bitola in the southwestern part of the Macedonia (former Yugoslavia). As the first post-war generation of children, there were no books for primers in school in Macedonian language. Children learned more verbally and without a program. His first teacher was Slavjanka (a partisan), dressed in a ...

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A PAINTER WHO SOMETIMES ENCHANTS, NEVER OFFENDS AND NEVER OVERWHELMS – Hans Memling: sense of detail and image quality

HANS MEMLING 1/4 – He was a German painter who moved to Flanders, working in the tradition of Netherlandish painting. His portraits is special in many aspects: it shows the high quality and sense of detail, and the man is portrayed in front of a landscape (he was one of the first painters to add a background to his portraits). ...

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A WOMAN FREE AND PROUD – Artemisia Gentileschi: to paint when women were denied access to schools and at work

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI 1/4 – She was a Baroque-period painter, known for such works as “Susanna and the Elders” and “Judith Slaying Holofernes.” She lost her mother when she was 12 years old, and suffered another tragedy five years later (when she was raped by one of her father’s colleagues). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEa0ibrXqSk She married a painter from Florence, but their union wasn’t ...

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THE WANDERER, POOR AND IMPROVIDENT PAINTER – Lorenzo Lotto, between portraits and historical scenes

LORENZO LOTTO 1/4 – His work appeals to a modern audience, particularly because of the way he identifies with his subjects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-d-ZhfeylE Well known for his perceptive portraits (and mystical paintings of religious subjects), he represents one of the best examples of the relationship between the Venetian and Central Italian schools. In the earlier years of his life, he lived ...

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A SMALL HERITAGE, FULL OF LIGHT – Johannes Vermeer: new forms of capturing light

JOHANNES VERMEER 1/4 – Many of his works (as the portrait “Girl with a Pearl Earring”), have a luminous quality. Despite how much he is admired today, he left behind a small legacy (approximately 36 paintings have been officially attributed to him). Since his passing, his works have been hung in many museums. In his final Years, he struggled financially, ...

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FROM IMPRESSIONISM TO EXPRESSIONISM – The changes style, remains the artistic originality of the man named Max Beckmann

MAC BECKMANN 1/4 – He was born in Leipzig on a February day. Against strong opposition from his family, he pursues a career as an artist. He is accepted into the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School. The en plein air painting (which is taught there), makes the academy one of Gemany’s most progressive art schools. He goes to Paris to ...

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REPRESENTING CHARACTERS, WITH BRUSHES AND COLORS – Anders Zorn, the painter who captured the personality of his models

ANDERS ZORN 1/4 – He was one of Sweden’s foremost artists. His fame abroad is founded mostly on his portraiture, where he had the ability to capture the personality of the depicted person. In Sweden his nude studies are very famous (as his genre pictures, which mostly depict people at work). As a young boy, he had shown an artistic ...

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – Romance, by Boris Pasternak

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, he could not go and collect it, because the return home would have been precluded. He died shortly after, in 1960. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXtFRl1nSs4 Boris Pasternak, the son of a painter and a pianist, after having completed studies in music, law and philosophy, he began his artistic activity in futuristic avant-garde. The beginning of ...

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SOUL AND PASSION – Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva’s Classical Plays

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva, was the most original voices of Russian poetry of the twentieth century, as well as a leading exponent of the Russian Symbolist movement. In her poems, you can distinguish a kind of musical score, where she combines eccentricity and rigorous use of language. https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Passion-Tsvetaevas-Classical-Ariadne/dp/0615608140 At 18, it takes place the debut of her genuine talent, when she ...

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