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MARSDEN HARTLEY (1877/1943), AMERICAN PAINTER

Modern ideas and a               personal vision of art MARSDEN HARTLEY 1/3 – He was a pioneer of American modernism, whose knowledge of French avant-garde styles and close collaboration with innovative German painters led him to invent one of the most innovative painting styles of the early twentieth century. In addition to being a painter, he is also remembered as a ...

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ALBERT HERTER (1871/1950), AMERICAN PAINTER

The artist with no theory of art and method ALBERT HERTER 1/3 – He was a superb muralist, and his respect for beautiful aesthetic arts and neoclassical techniques were cultivated in Paris and New York (but also appreciated at Palm Beache Santa Barbara). He, who was born in New York, came from a family of artists. He studied in New ...

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SURREALISTIC LANDSCAPES

Looking for surreal beauty Going to find places where one of the greatest genes of the twentieth century was born, lived and inspired, you could go to Dalí’s places. Looking for places of surreal beauty, you can go to Iceland, where the Goðafoss Falls – the most spectacular Icelandic water jumps – are 12 meters high and extending about 30 ...

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ROBERTO MATTA (1911/2002), CHILEAN PAINTER

To make the invisible visible ROBERTO MATTA 1/3 – Born in Santiago of Chile in 1911, he decided to study architecture at the Universidad Católica de Santiago. After studying architecture in 1934, he moved to Paris, contacting intellectuals such as Federico García Lorca, André Breton and Salvador Dalí. He is one of the great pioneers of modernist abstraction, with epic ...

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PAUL DELVAUX (1897/1994), BELGIAN PAINTER

The man that in 1934 had met Surrealism PAUL DELVAUX 1/3 – He was born in Antheit (Belgium), and studied architecture and decorative painting at the Royal Academy of Beaux-Arts in Brussels. His early paintings were primarily naturalistic landscapes and between 1920 and 1925 he completed about 80 such compositions. He was associated with the Surrealism art movement (although he ...

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KURT SELIGMANN (1900/1962), SWIZZ/AMERICAN PAINTER

The first messages, from the spirit world   of the objects KURT SELIGMANN 1/3 – He was a monumental figure within the Surrealist movement (especially in America). Born in Basel (Switzerland), his first employment as was in a local printer’s shop, where he was involved to apply color to pictures on glass. In 1918 he started to participate in exhibitions, and ...

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FRANCIS PICABIA (1879/1953), FRENCH PAINTER

Abstract planar compositions, colourful and rich in contrasts FRANCIS PICABIA 1/3 – Born in Paris on a January day, dying 74 years later in the same city and home, on a November day. This was the existential frame in which this French-born French painter and writer who had studied at the High School of Fine Arts lived. The beginning of ...

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TOSHIYUKI ENOKI (1961), JAPANESE PAINTER

Exploring the content, from fantasy and myth TOSHIYUKI ENOKI 1/3 – He was born in Tokyo and had studies Arts and Design at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He is a contemporary Japanese artist who works in the techniques of traditional lacquer painting (oil, acrylic, metal leaf and ink on canvas). With several different genres of traditional ...

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LIU HONG YUAN (1976), CHINESE PAINTER

Her paintings look as if they are sculptured on the canvas LIU HONG YUAN 1/3 – She is a rare mixed media artist combining tradition and contemporary modernist trends. Her detailed works, consisted of every jewel worn by her lady, with the porcelains and fruit blossoms flowers on tables. This talented Chinese artist, was born in Baoding (Hebei Province). Her ...

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FAIZA KHAN (1975), PAKISTAN PAINTER

FAIZA KHAN 1/3 – Her father wrote several books and essays pertaining to the Pakistani poet and philosopher, Allama Iqbal. Her mother (also an artist), she gave up visual art after marriage to raise Faiza and her brothers. She is a Pakistani visual artist. Born in Abbottabad in August 1975, she is an expressionist and abstract oil painter, combining socio-political ...

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