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FRANCISCO DE ZURBARAN (1598/1664), SPANISH BAROQUE PAINTER

Paint figures closed in themselves, not portraits but symbols FRANCISCO DE ZURBARAN 1/3 – It is unknown if he has had the opportunity to see the paintings of Caravaggio, but his work presents, like that painter, a realistic use of chiaroscuro and darkness. Born in Fuente de Cantos, in Extremadura, this profoundly religious artist was able to represent the counter-reformist ...

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HELENE SCHJERFBECK (1862/1946), FINNISH PAINTER

HELENE SCHJERFBECK 1/3 – Her childhood had been obscured by sad events, as at the age of four he fell, limping through her entire life. She, born July 10 in Helsinki, came from an old Swedish family. His father was a railroad, but by dying prematurely there were financial problems in the family, for this her mother began to take ...

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FERDINAND HODLER (1853/1918), SWISS PAINTER

Coloristic symbolism and sketches of expressionism FERDINAND HODLER 1/3 – He was born in Bern in 1853. At the end of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most significant Symbolist painters. In Switzerland, Germany and Austria he is considered one of the founders of modern art (art nouveau). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RMe7y6k5Xk His creative power and taste for decoration reminded Rodin. ...

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OSKAR KOKOSCHKA (1886/1980), AUSTRIAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman.

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA 1/3 – His life full of passion, the desire for humanity and obsession with one woman. This, with brutal sincerity, shows his paintings. He never adhered to expressionistism, but his works represent some of the highest vertexes of historical expressionism. His paintings can be divided into three groups – portraits, landscapes and allegories. He perceived himself as a ...

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ANTON ROMAKO (1832/1889), AUSTRIAN PAINTER

ANTON ROMAKO 1/3 – He is Austrian painter, considered one of the most significant exponents of nineteenth-century Austrian culture, for his portraiture sensitivity, for battle scenes and interior views. He was born in Atzgersdorf and studied at Vienna’s Fine Arts Academy and in Munich. At the beginning of 1850 he studied privately in Vienna under Carl Rahl, adopting his pictorial ...

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ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ (1868/1926), AUSTRIAN PAINTER – Colors of the fields and war

EGGER-LIENZ 1/3 – He was born in Dölsach, a municipality in the district of Lienz in 1868. After elementary school, he studied painting first with his father (a church painter). As a child he was susceptible to religious sentiment and rural life, elements, which became the main theme of his artistic work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQq6W8p32Q ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ 2/3 – He had attended ...

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PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (1416/1492), ITALIAN PAINTER – A spacious, monumental and impassionately rational painting

PURCHASING THE PAINTING PERSPECTIVE, LOOKING FOR THE MATHEMATICAL BASIS OF BEAUTY PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA 1/3 – One of his most famous and mysterious works (The flagellation of Christ) dates back to 1460. Born in Borgo Sansepolcro, he would become one of the artists of the Italian Renaissance. His works affect the use of perspective, as a result of precise geometric ...

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IRIS SCOTT (1984), AMERICAN PAINTER – “She can manipulate thick paint with her fingers in ways brushes never could.”

IRIS SCOTT 1/3 – Her original oil paintings are on show in 4 US galleries, but her prints are economically accessible. She was born on a small farm near Seattle. Her parents named her Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Their home was surrounded by woodlands and she could play with many animals, build houses in the woods and ...

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LOUISE UPTON BRUMBACK (1867/1929), AMERICAN PAINTER

INTO THE LIGHT, ALL BRIGHT AND COLORFUL LOUISE UPTON BRUMBACK 1/3 – Cecelia Beaux, Marion Boyd Allen and Louise Brumback were among the most famous painters of Cape Ann artist columns, https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/tag/louise-upton-brumback/ a rocky promontory on the Atlantic Ocean (in northeastern Massachusetts). She believed that the best art was able to show the individuality and ability of the artist’s self-expression. ...

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KATHLEEN MUNN (1887/1974), CANADIAN PAINTER – When art is an adventure, not a habit

KATHLEEN MUNN 1/3 – She was born to a middle-class family in Toronto in 1887. Her family ran a store, living in the apartment above. Creating abstract paintings in the 1910s, she was one of the first in Canada who used abstraction. In 1904 she began art education, attending the Westbourne School in Toronto. In 1909, she began to show ...

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