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PIERRE BONNARD (1867/1947), FRENCH PAINTER – The painter thrilled by the evolution of the art world

A style based on meditated painting, with the incisive use of color What PIERRE BONNARD painted at the end of the nineteenth century, placed emphasis on the intimate affections of the characters, and on the visions of Parisian glimpses embellished with vital human presences. His stylistic models are some of Gauguin’s works and Japanese prints, because they allowed him to ...

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FRANCOIS BOUCHER (1703/1770), FRENCH ROCOCO’ PAINTER – The importance of the fluid stretch and the solar colors

Painting at the king’s court, thus representing French taste abroad FRANCOIS BOUCHER had raised the level of the preliminary design for studio painting, bringing it to authentic and finished art in its own right. Among his portraits, the most famous is that of madame Pompadour, built in 1755. At the height of his success, he welcomed various painters in his ...

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ALDO DEL VIGO (1952), SURREALIST PAINTER – The lonely child who did not know the word “art”

Painting surrealist works, inspired by the great portraits of the past Already at the age of two, ALDO DEL VIGO had a pencil in his hand with which he made mysterious hieroglyphs. He is a self-taught painter who lives and works in Sassari. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k38uiQys__E After obtaining a diploma in publishing graphics in Switzerland, in a print shop he met the ...

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ALBERTO MARTINI (1876/1954), ITALIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – The mysteries of life, inside black symbolic evocations

When pictorial activity combines surrealism and verism Born in Oderzo on a November day, ALBERTO MARTINI was an Italian painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator and graphic designer. That of his father (a naturalist painter and professor of drawing), was an ancient noble family from Treviso. With him he began to paint, thus continuing the family tradition. In 1898 he had stayed ...

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EINAR HAKONARSON (1945), ICELANDIC ESPRESSIONISTIC FIGURATIVE PAINTER

The crusader of the painting EINAR HAKONARSON 1/3 – He was the director of the National Art School of Iceland, and the artistic head of the Reykjavik City museum. He claims that he gets influenced by feeling for nature. In his motherland, he is a pioneer art scene and art education. Born in in Reykjavík, is one of Iceland’s best ...

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JOHANNES SVEINSSON KJARVAL (1885/1972), ICELANDIC EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER – The first professional painter that appeared in Iceland in the 19th century

The grandfather of Icelandic artistic tradition JOHANNES SVEINSSON KJARVAL 1/3 – He was adopted and worked as a fisherman, but he spent every spare time drawing and painting. This artist born in an October day, is considered one of the most important Icelandic artists. At age 27 was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and during the ...

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THOMAS JONES (1742/1803), WELSH PAINTER – Important testimony of the eighteenth-century artistic world

Painting, favoring the direct observation THOMAS JONES 1/3 – His autobiography is recognized as an important testimony of the eighteenth-century artistic world. He was born in Cefnllys (now Powys in Wales) in 1742, becoming famous for his landscapes in Wales and Italy. Cefnllys was a medieval town in central Wales. Close by on the hill (known as Castle Rock), http://www.ecastles.co.uk/cefnllys.html ...

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AUGUSTUS JOHN (1878/1961), WELSH PAINTER – His work was compared with Gauguin and Matisse

Brilliant figure drawings and a new technique of oil sketching AUGUSTUS JOHN 1/3 – Around 1910, for a short time, he was an important exponent of post-Impressionism in the UK. To become a painter and engraver he had studied at the Liverpool Academy and at the London art school. Thanks to his fame, in 1921 he was appointed a member ...

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CHRISTER KARLSTAD (1974), NORWEGIAN PAINTER – Intriguing interpretation of Nature and Man

When paintings show a confrontation between life and death CHRISTER KARLSTAD 1/3 – Sometimes his paintings show a confrontation between life and death. Visual figurative artist who lives and works in Drammen, graduated from Rogaland’s Norwegian School of Art, but he was born in Rælingen. The absence of architectural structures, is part of his staged mysticism, the same that contributes ...

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HANS DAHL (1849/1937), NORWEGIAN PAINTER

sun and smiling people in national costume HANS DAHL 1/3 – His talent was evident already when he was 16, but was after the military service he received artistic education. He was educated to become an official and became a lieutenant in 1871. His first performance was held in Düsseldorf in 1876. The painter, who from 1888 lived in Germany. ...

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