MANY GROTESQUE HUMAN FACES – Francis Bacon

FRANCIS BACON 1/3 – Born to an English family in Dublin, he was the second of five children and his father was a former army officer. Borrowing inspiration from Surrealism and Old Masters, he forged his personal style, that made him one of the most recognized exponents of figurative art until the 1950s. In post-war art he produced some of ...

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PERCEIVING THE WORLD IN NEW WAYS – London’s Art Shows 2017

Creativity? It is the act of turning new ideas into reality. Also your creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways.You too can make connections between unrelated phenomena, generating solutions http://creativity-online.com/ The Creativity Geneplore Model have a generative phase (where an individual constructs mental representations), and an exploratory phase (where those structures are used to ...

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AMAZING SECRET PLACES IN LONDON

Step beyond the queues of London’s tourist, to its quirkier side, because the town reserves any number of hidden treasures, but only for those who know how to wander off the beaten track, and far from the usual clichés. Step beyond the queues of London’s tourist, to its quirkier side. Enjoy a night (out somewhere different), this weekend and discover ...

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LONDON UNDERGROUND PLACES

At the time construction was extremely difficult, thanks to the muddy silt. The Thames Tunnel was the first successful one. http://www.brunel-museum.org.uk/history/the-thames-tunnel/ You too can see what London Underground reopened: the remains of the bunker that Winston Churchill used to hide (during WWII), and the entrance to the first underwater tunnel ever constructed. Tours run every Tuesday afternoon. We can meet ...

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LONDON UNDERGROUND PAINTINGS

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LIFE OF MIDDLE-AGED MEN IN LATE 20TH-CENTURY – Money, novel by Martin Amis

Martin Amis was born in Oxford. His father was noted English novelist Sir Kingsley Amis. As a young boy, he read nothing but comic books, untill his stepmother introduced him to Jane Austen. After teenage years spent in flowery shirts, he graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, with a “Congratulatory” First in English. His father showed no interest in his early ...

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ENGLISH FEMALE MUSIC SCENE

Shirley Collins is folk singer, contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She (and her older sister, Dolly) grew up in a family, which kept alive a great love of traditional song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_lIfH6hgI She likes music fairly simple, which allows you to think about the song, rather than telling you what to think. Her 1969 album ...

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CARNIVAL TIME – Venice’s party colors in art paintings

It’s CARNIVAL TIME If you hear some discussion about carnivals in Europe, what would be your first association?  Most of us probably think of the annually Carnival in Venice. Today, this carnival is a huge celebration, that lasts for two weeks. While several events require invitations and have steep ticket prices, many others, like the candle-lit parade of boats, concerts, and street performances are ...

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GEORGES COROMINAS (1945), SPANISH PAINTER – “joie de vivre”

GEORGES COROMINAS  George Corominas is the son of a Spanish painter. He was born in 1945. After studying in Algeria at the National School of Fine Arts of Algiers, he returned to France in 1962, where his paintings were quickly noticed. He portrays personages that resemble nobility in wonderful and colorful landscapes. His paintings resemble tales, enchanting fables, that lead ...

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ALEX LEVIN (1975), UKRAINIAN PAINTER – Venice through the mask’s eyes

ALEX LEVIN  He was born in 1975. His works are admired worldwide. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, he has been displayed in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the U.S., Israel, France, Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland and Belgium. He has been acknowledged by many influential figures, including: Richard Gere, Madonna, jazz player Oscar Peterson, and former president of Israel. Alex Levin ...

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JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA, FRENCH ARTIST – the magic of Venetian carnival

JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA He has been painting for the last thirty years. He started his career by exhibiting together with Baboulène, Buffet, Hilaire, Brayer. Strengthened by his expérience in surrealism, symbolism and realism, he has been devoted to Venice in a very personal style. The succession of glacis really captures the light, this way he creates theater scenes, where utopia and reality ...

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JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES (1936), FRENCH ARTIST – sublime mystery

 JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES He was born in Normandy in 1936 and developed a passion for drawing from the age of eight years.  A former student of the School of Fine Arts, Jean Claude Desplanques has been devoted to painting since 1960. His mythical creatures, characters and sublime mystery take us to his pictorial fantastic universe. Note: The intellectual property of ...

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