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MICHAEL PARKES (1944), AMERICAN PAINTER – The magical realism of painter with spanish blood in his veins

PAINTING IMAGERY DRAWN FROM CABALISTIC AND TANTRIC TRADITIONS – The creative horizons of painter, who loves India MICHAEL PARKES 1/3 – His creative horizon is populated by strange beasts and mysterious winged women. On his canvases fight Good and Evil, remaining suspended alongside the desires of the heart. He was born in 1944 in Sikeston (Missouri), but his parents are ...

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WILLIAM GLACKENS (1870/1938), AMERICAN PAINTER – Quick brush strokes on intense color palettes

CHEERFUL SUBJECT OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES – WILLIAM GLACKENS – Painting over dark manner, away from social realism WILLIAM GLACKENS 1/3 – He was born in Philadelphia in 1870, where studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and he began his artistic career. In 1895, he went to Paris to deepen the study of European painting. Back in America, his ...

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JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834/1903), AMERICAN PAINTER – Art for Art

EXPLORING THE MULTIPLICITY OF ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES – When Painting Aesthetics becomes an attitude of taste and thought JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER 1/3 – For him, the sole purpose of a painting was to be a source of delight, evoking sensual pleasures of visual and auditory nature, without worrying about emotions for its purposes. He was born in Lowell in 1834, ...

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MARK KOSTABI (1960), AMERICAN PAINTER – Faceless figures and unidentified mannequins suspended between dreamlike and metaphysical atmospheres

HE WISHES HIS PICTURES GIVE JOY, EVEN TELLING THE LONELINESS – MARK KOSTABI MARK KOSTABI 1/3 – He paints faceless figures, which express man’s fears. He was born in Los Angeles in 1960, as a child of Estonian immigrants. He graduated at Fullerton’s California State University. Looking at his paintings, you may notice something unusual: paying homage to the Masters ...

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REMEDIOS VARO (1908/1963), SPANISH PAINTER – Painting a very personal surrealism

METAMORPHOSIS OF THE FEMALE FIGURE AND SHADES OF ALCHEMY – Imagination within the parameters of surrealism – REMEDIOS VARO REMEDIOS VARO 1/3 – Anglès, small town in Catalonia, is the place, where she was born in 1908. She became a famous surrealist painter, especially active in Mexico. As a young woman, she was interested in drawing, she was only 15 ...

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RAMON CASAS I CARBO (1866/1932), SPANISH PAINTER – Catalan Modernism and avant-garde movements

AT THE GATE OF SPANISH PICTORIAL MODERNISM – Between portraits and caricatures RAMON CASAS I CARBO 1/3 – He was the son of a wealthy family and soon revealed his inclination to art. He had become famous for his paintings on social revolts, but he was also graphic designer of billboard poster and postcards. His 64-year-old parenthesis opens and closes ...

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MARUJA MALLO (1902/1995), SPANISH PAINTER – Painting with imagination, emotion and sensuality

PRECIOUS AND ADMIRABLE PAINTINGS, EVEN FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RANGE MARUJA MALLO 1/3 – She was born in Viveiro (Lugo) in 1902. http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/viveiro.html She attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Fernando, interacting with poets and artists (like Salvador Dali and the poet Méndez Shell), and tightening a deep bond of friendship with Rafael Alberti, with whom she had an important ...

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CARMEN LAFFON DE LA ESCOSURA (1934), SPANISH FIGURATIVE PAINTER – One of the pillars of Lyrical Realism

WOMAN WHO MADE THE SPANISH HISTORY OF ART AND SOCIETY – The Andalusian woman painter of intimate environments, gardens, still life and ponds CARMEN LAFFON DE LA ESCOSURA 1/3 – Her beginnings in painting took place at the age of 12, under the care of a valentine painter. She was born in Seville http://www.sevillaonline.es/english/seville/ and is a Spanish figurative painter ...

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RAOUL DUFY (1877/1953), FRENCH FAUVIST PAINTER – Broad brushstrokes and bright colours

VIVID COLOURS, BRIGHTLY BACHGROUNDS AND SENSE OF JOIE DE VIVRE – Raoul Dufy and the decorative scenes of luxury RAOUL DUFY 1/3 – He was born in Le Havre in 1877, becoming painter noted for his brightly coloured and decorative scenes of luxury. In 1900 he went to Paris to attend the École des Beaux-Arts, painting in Impressionist style in ...

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HENRI JULIEN ROUSSEAU (1844/1910), FRENCH PAINTER – Painter, who had no teacher other than nature

THE ALPHA AND OMEGA OF PAINTING – Henry Julien Rousseau painting like a child HENRI JULIEN ROUSSEAU 1/3 – He had no teacher, other than nature. He was born in Laval (Loire Valley) to the family of a plumber. He became a friend of Picasso and was a self-taught painter inside the Paris avant-garde. In 1868 he moved to Paris, ...

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