MARK KOSTABI (1960), AMERICAN PAINTER – Faceless figures and unidentified mannequins suspended between dreamlike and metaphysical atmospheres

HE WISHES HIS PICTURES GIVE JOY, EVEN TELLING THE LONELINESS – MARK KOSTABI MARK KOSTABI 1/3 – He paints faceless figures, which express man’s fears. He was born in Los Angeles in 1960, as a child of Estonian immigrants. He graduated at Fullerton’s California State University. Looking at his paintings, you may notice something unusual: paying homage to the Masters ...

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THE WRONG PATIENTS – Novel, by Sonia Hernandez

As she says, her books come from her intimate need. She is a literary critic of the supplement of Cultura La Vanguardia, but she is also a Spanish writer and some of her tales and poems have been translated into English, Swedish and Armenian. Sonia Hernandez was born in Terrassa in 1976 and published her first poetry book when she ...

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MARUJA MALLO (1902/1995), SPANISH PAINTER – Painting with imagination, emotion and sensuality

PRECIOUS AND ADMIRABLE PAINTINGS, EVEN FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RANGE MARUJA MALLO 1/3 – She was born in Viveiro (Lugo) in 1902. http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/viveiro.html She attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Fernando, interacting with poets and artists (like Salvador Dali and the poet Méndez Shell), and tightening a deep bond of friendship with Rafael Alberti, with whom she had an important ...

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CARMEN LAFFON DE LA ESCOSURA (1934), SPANISH FIGURATIVE PAINTER – One of the pillars of Lyrical Realism

WOMAN WHO MADE THE SPANISH HISTORY OF ART AND SOCIETY – The Andalusian woman painter of intimate environments, gardens, still life and ponds CARMEN LAFFON DE LA ESCOSURA 1/3 – Her beginnings in painting took place at the age of 12, under the care of a valentine painter. She was born in Seville http://www.sevillaonline.es/english/seville/ and is a Spanish figurative painter ...

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THE ERASERS (Les Gommes) – Novel, by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922/2008)

He was born in Brest, to a family of scientists, and was trained as an agricultural engineer. His first published novel was The Erasers (Les Gommes), which was issued in 1953. He was one of the figures most associated with the new novel. Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman, and one of the ...

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GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE (1880/1918) – Leader of the Surrealist movement, which marked an epoch

He became friends with avant-garde artists (including Picasso and Braque, Rousseau and Duchamp). Illegitimate son of Polish woman and an unidentified man (his father may have been a cardinal in the Church or an Italian military officer) was born in Rome. His career influenced the development of such artistic movements (as Futurism and Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism). Guillaume Apollinaire was bohemian artist ...

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MEETING BENCHES / AUTHOR’S TRAVELS – 1520 km and 16 hours of driving to know four shades of French pictorial creativity

You need to spend at least a week on this trip. You will need to use the car for at least 15 hours, but you will not be disappointed. https://www.amazon.com/Lonely-Planet-France-Travel-Guide/dp/1786573253/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4833MHKFBDK8JDVJDB6F Four masters of French painting are waiting for you in art museums, in small and big cities and also in a cemetery, to tell extraordinary stories of their pictorial creativity. ...

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