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COLORFUL HILLS AND SMALL VILLAGES – The wanderful world of Francesco Nesi

FRANCESCO NESI 1/3 – Francesco Nesi is born in a September day in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tuscany. At present, he lives and works in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. He is a self-taught artist, and his love for art allowed him to transform a passion in a full-time work. Dreams are the main feature of his compositions, and all ...

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BOTTICELLI AND PICASSO, DIEGO RIVERA, SIQUEIROS AND OROZCO – Five art imprints, in the life of Mario Carreño y Morales

MARIO CARRENO Y MORALES 1/3 – Mario Carreño Morales, is born in Cuba, in the city of Havana on a day in June of 1913. His painting, will have an abstract and symbolic geometric trend with surreal overtones. His first works, affected by the influence of Picasso, but evolve in the grandeur of the Mexican muralists. His formative period, when ...

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HANDSOME AND TALENTED, FAMOUS, LOVED BY WOMEN AND ESTIMATED BY MEN – The extraordinary life of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

RAFFAELLO SANZIO 1/3 – Pupil of his father Giovanni (and later by Perugino), soon he is one of the most renowned artists. In Urbino there was a school of painting that influenced the painter, and the atmosphere of the place he always retain creative juices. Umbrian constructive influences of Perugino and Pinturicchio, enter into the life of Raffaello, and an ...

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WHEN SEX AND FEARS WILL VOID THE CONSCIENCE – The perverse art by André Masson

ANDRE’ AIME’ MASSON 1/3 – In his long life, this master of surrealist painting has brought the fruits of his creativity in many places, such as Venice and Berlin, crossing several personal trials. After World War II, he went to live in Aix-en-Provence, painting landscapes, but the outbreak of World War II he had seen a great sea: the sadness ...

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WHEN THE ENVIRONMENT LEADS – Arnold Böcklin: create allegories with colors, where the Alps become hills

ARNOLD BOCKLIN 1/3 – When in 1945 the Red Army entered Berlin, one of the five versions of a painting by Böcklin it was still hanging on the wall of the study of Hitler. That painting – born in a period spanning the last vestiges of Neoclassicism and signs devoid of Art Nouveau – has remained in Moscow for many ...

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THE CZECH PAINTER OF WOMEN – Alfons Maria Mucha: Art Nouveau painter, with images of women

ALFONS MARIA MUCHA 1/3 – When he was born in Ivančice, that land was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. When he was still a child, it is in Brno which manifests his first interest in drawing. When at the age of 19 he moved to Vienna, working designer, of painting he increases his technical knowledge. ALFONS MARIA MUCHA 2/3 – ...

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DEPICTING LONELINESS AND ISOLATION – George Russel Drysdale: shades of abstract and surrealistic art

GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1/3 – George Russell Drysdale was born in Bognor Regis (Sussex, England), and its family settled in Melbourne, Australia. A chance encounter an with artist and critic awakened him to the possibility of a career as an artist. He studied in Melbourne and made trips to Europe. By the time of his return, leaving Melbourne for Albury, ...

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ALL THE SCENERY OF THE AMALFI COAST – Gaetano Capone, between oils and watercolors

GAETANO CAPONE 1/2 – He is the son of a painter. Along his career, he was the greatest exponent of an artistic movement, the one where the painters were nicknamed “Painters of Maiori.” He was the founder of an artistic experience that has grown on the Amalfi coast. In his works, the landscape it has become one load concerns and ...

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ARTICULATED AND NEO/EXPRESSIONISTIC FIGURES – The subjective and boldly figures of Kent Williams

KENT WILLIAMS 1/2 – He was born in North Carolina, attended the Pratt Institute in New York and graduated in 1984. He, illustrator and graphic novel artist, has realized his work through various other artistic channels. Boldly articulated figures are often obscured or surrounded by abstracted, neo-expressionistic environments. His work is characterized by strong, gestural forms combined with areas of ...

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BETWEEN MATERIALISM AND TRANSCENDENCY – Jacek Yerka: when the nuances of creativity embrace the world of things and that of fantasy

JACEK YERKA 1/2 – Jacek Yerka is a Polish surrealist painter that was born into an artistic family. What he paints not only speaks to the curiosity of our eyes, but calls for emotional responses, from the bottom of each viewer. As a child, he loved to draw and make sculptures, creating and exploring his own world, which resulted in ...

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