HE BEGINS LOOKING AT THE EMPTY CANVAS – Nicolai Fechin, the man who painted with whatever he could, including his hands

NICOLAI FECHIN 1/3 – He is a Russian-American painter known for his portraits and works featuring Native Americans. He was born in Kazan (Russia). After graduating at the Imperial Academy of Arts and traveling Europe, he returned to Kazan, where he taught and painted. He was infected with tuberculosis and with his family settled in Taos, New Mexico, for a ...

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A WANDERING KNIGHT IN MILAN – The extraordinary journey by Vassily Kandinsky

Along the fascinating artistic journey, you will find a special room, where you can listen to music schoenberghiana. Forty-nine canvases? A real journey towards abstraction. This art exhibition will remain opened until 9 July. “Kandinsky, the errant-knight” awaits you in the exhibition rooms of the Mudec (the Museum of Cultures of Milan). http://www.mudec.it/eng/ For his creative career was important the ...

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SHE WAS WRITING IN A NERVOUS HUSH – Elena Shvarts, the woman that explored the themes of marginality and authenticity

She published sixteen books of poetry and prose (plus a four-volume collected works during her lifetime). Elena Shvarts was a major figure in the underground Leningrad and became widely known and translated after the fall of the Soviet Union. Born in Leningrad, she attended the University of Tartu, where her first poems were published in 1973. She explored the themes ...

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IN THE LANDS OF RUSSIAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

The river of time is but a reflection of the past, present and future. The Indigenous People of the North Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation believe in that Air, Land and Water are blessed. https://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-peoples/komi/ They believe Nature is the source of life and that the man is a drop in the whirlpool of life. The way ...

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SACRED SPIRIT – Chants and Dances of the Native Americans

Today thousands of individuals identify with various Algonquian people, one of the most widespread North American native language groups (historically prominent along the Atlantic Coast and into the interior around the Great Lakes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-I2Ce6hVw Before Europeans came into contact, they lived by hunting and fishing. These people moved to locations of greatest natural food supply (often breaking into smaller units, ...

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SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE – Ralph Waldo Emerson

That son of a minister of the Unitarian Church died in Concord in 1882, but was born in 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered a central figure in American culture. His work has influenced the whole American literary tradition. His instances are perceived in the American pragmatism and contemporary law (the Privacy Act, has roots in the ...

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BEST POEMS OF ALL TIME

Don’t forget that, also about poetry people say: It’s not the size that matters, but what you do with it. Writing your poem don’t just stick to flowery descriptions, but you need to think of scenes, which convey sense. Reading the best poems will help inspire you to think about important elements of poetry-writing, such as themes and style. Your ...

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HE SOWED, OTHERS REAPED

Welcome in Concord, a town in Middlesex County (Massachusetts, United States). Its center town is located, where the confluence of two rivers forms the Concord River. The area, which became this town, was originally known with an Algonquian word: grassy plain. Not only. This site was one of the scenes of the Battle during the conflict in the American Revolutionary ...

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PAINTING BETRAYAL AND ALCOHOLISM – Willem de Kooning, forcing the traits in figurative and abstract mode

WILLEM DE KOONING 1/3 – He worked in a paint company attending evening classes at the art school in Rotterdam and the academies of Brussels and Antwerp. In 1926, this Dutch–American man travelled as a stowaway illegally to US. Since 1928, he began painting still lifes and compositions with figures, which reflect the school of Paris. Starting from 1935 he ...

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