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I WANT YOU TO COME NOW – Kristina Lugn

The themes of loneliness, smiling In Swedish her surname also means “calm” (a double meaning she often plays with humor). Appreciated by the Swedish audience, she touches subjects of loneliness with cynicism and black humour. After finishing her academic education, she has devoted her time to poetry. Born in Tierp (Uppland) in 1948, KRISTINA LUGN is a poet and dramatist. ...

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CARL LARSSON (1853/1919), SWEDISH PAINTER – When a woman become a turning point in a painter’s life

Oils, watercolors and frescoes to express pictures of calm daily life CARL LARSSON 1/3 – At the age of thirteen, he joined the Stockholm Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. Thanks to his talent, over the years, the timid boy, born in 1853, had become a central figure in his academy. A publisher published his books (written and illustrated) containing reproductions ...

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ANDERS ZORN (1860/1920), SWEDISH PAINTER – When it comes to the skills that need to capture the light and colors

Bequally equally skillful in watercolor, oil and etching ANDERS ZORN 1/3 – He was one of the most prominent Swedish artists, painter and sculptor, best known for his nude studies and portraits (especially of the common and working class). He was born in 1860 in Mora to a young unmarried peasant woman and his life was not easy, because he ...

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THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON – Novel by Kate Morton

Gothic elements with mystery elements Her novels have been published in 31 states. She is very attracted to contemporary novels combining Gothic elements with mystery elements. Born in Queensland (South Australia) in 1976, KATE MORTON is an bestselling Australian writer of novels (A Faraway Madness, The Garden of Secrets). Her familly moved many times until they settled on Tamborine Mountain, ...

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ALL THINGS CONSPIRE – Judith Wright

The poet of Mount Tamborine She was the second Australian woman, who received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Her first book of poetry “The Moving Image” was published in 1946. JUDITH WRIGHT was born in Armidale (New South Wales), spent her youth in Brisbane and Sydney, becoming extremely interested in Aboriginal reality. She has written numerous poems and letters ...

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PERCY TREZISE (1923/2005), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER

One man’s passion for Rock Art PERCY TREZISE 1/3 – He was a painter and writer, historian and documenter of Aboriginal rock art. He was born in Tallangatta (Victoria) in 1923 and is associated with Far North Queensland and the rock art galleries of the Cape York Peninsula. He attended a bush school and his interest in Aboriginal people began, ...

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DONALD FRIEND (1915/1989), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER – The Duke of Bali

Driven by the feeling of the insufficiency of life DONALD FRIEND 1/3 – Born in Sydney in 1915, he was a mid 20th century painter, cartoonist and author. His diaries (he kept from the age of 13), show his determination to become an artist. At the age 17 he lived for some time with North Queensland family, beginning a series ...

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WINTER IN THE BLOOD – Novel by James Welch

“The country had created a distance as deep as it was empty, and the people accepted and treated each other with distance.” He has described himself as both: an “Indian writer” and “an Indian, who writes.” James Welch was born in Browning (Montana). His father, rancher was a member of Blackfeet tribe and his mother from a Gros-Ventre tribe. He ...

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THROUGH POETRY – Charles Badger Clark

The imagery of American West He was born on January 1, 1883 in Albia (Iowa). His family moved to Dakota Territory, where his father served as a Methodist. There were interesting citizens, many made contributions to the state’s cultural growth. South Dakota is one of those western states, which were overrun by gold-hungry whites. Since no whites occupied the Black ...

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KIM FUJIWARA (1957), AMERICAN PAINTER

Art as lifetime process of learning and passion KIM FUJIWARA 1/3 – His first portrait commission came from a customer, who saw his portraits, asking him to do one of him and his wife (from a not-so-good photograph). His influences were Marvel comic books, Monster movies, psychedelic rock posters, Creepy and Mad magazines. He was born and raised on the ...

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