NATIVE AMERICAN PAINTINGS THROUGH CENTURIES – vibrant and continuing traditions

Native American art is also called Indian art or American Indian art. Check selected painters and enjoy the cultural heritage, different character and themes of the paintings over centuries. Do you prefer traditional or modern innovative painters ? NAVAJO SAND-PAINTING – The sand-painting has been used for centuries in religious rituals, including healing ceremonies. A sand-painting for a ceremony is ...

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE / GUSTAVE COURBET – Until February 5, 2017 / Oslo, The National Gallery

After deaths, many popular French painters (such as Gustave Courbet), they fell victim to widespread forgery. http://www.visitoslo.com/en/product/?TLp=183423 For art museums, it is a challenge to distinguish forgeries from authentic pictures. Thanks to new research, it has been possible in recent years to throw light on many false attributions, and to expose a number of counterfeits. He insisted that pictures should ...

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BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF VALENCIAN TILES OF BLUE – Welcome to House of Joaquín Sorolla

The Sorolla Museum, http://www.mecd.gob.es/msorolla/en/inicio.html aims to promote enjoyment of Joaquín Sorolla’s legacy, in the conviction, that this legacy can provide a positive and enriching emotional and aesthetic experience, as an instrument of knowledge where to develop their own creative abilities. The Sorolla Museum occupies artist’s family house from 1911 (the house has been preserved almost intact with the decoration, it ...

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VALERIYA KUTSAN – 2D or not 2D and Weird Beauty

VALERIYA KUTSAN 1/4 – Was born in Tomsk, Siberia (Russia). Graduated from pedagogical University. Since 1996 she is make-up artist, in 1999 she became hair dresser. Since 2011 – she is an Image-designer of Bogomolov’ image school. From 2007 she participated for her professional development at different countries and programs: Paris, London (School of ILLAMASQUA), Milan (Fashion Academy Fashion Up ...

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THOMAS BARBEY – welcome to the surreal world of photos

Thomas Barbey 1/4 – He was born in Connecticut in 1957, but his upbringing was cosmopolitan in the extreme. His parents moved to Europe when he was six-months old. His familly then moved to Italy and Germany for a time, then settled in Geneva, Switzerland. Thomas grew up in Geneva, across the street from the “Caran D’ache” factory, the largest ...

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OLEG SHUPLYAK – Keep staring at the pictures

Oleg Shuplyak 1/4 – was born 23 September 1967 in Ternopil, Ukraine.  In 1991 he graduated the Architecture Department of the Lviv Polytechnic National University. But his first love and passion was always painting, however, and he has used the technical precision of an architect to create his intriguing optical illusions. Oleg Shuplyak 2/4  – It was at the institute ...

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OCTAVIO OCAMPO – The longer one looks at his work, the more is revealed

Octavio Ocampo 1/4 – was born 28 February 1943 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was growing up in a family of designers. He first studied art as a little boy. Professor Salvador Zuniga directed the local art school in his hometown. At art school, Ocampo constructed papier mache figures for floats, altars, and ornaments that were used during carnival parades and other festivals. ...

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OPTICAL ILLUSION PAINTINGS with a double meanings

As it has been confirmed over and over again, sometimes there is much more to the eye than you can initially perceive. We are going to present you three painters to enjoy the optical illusion they’ve created and to play with what you can see in their artworks. Which of these paintings do you like the most? OCTAVIO OCAMPO (Mexico) – Octavio ...

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