December 17, 2017 3:30 am

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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DREAMLANDS CREATIVITY – Places and people of Surrealism

When the dream finds itself, as the night 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 feet wide. https://www.northiceland.is/en/other/place/godafoss-waterfall The site is easily accessible and has the advantage of being easily accessible. Worth a visit to your ...

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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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SURREALISTIC MUSIC

Sound juxtapositions for your dreams An example of the influence of surrealism in music is found in avant-garde composers in New York (like Edgard Varèse, John Cage and Morton Feldman. Surrealism, transposed into music with Debussy’s themes, was the first musical taste of this movement that developed its own creative aesthetic, very close to Freud’s thought. Jazz is one of ...

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SURRELISM IN LITERATURE

Creating a new linguage Their works was diverse as Surrealist approach in the visual arts. The major Surrealist painters were Salvador Dalí, Pierre Roy and Paul Delvaux, Joan Miró, Jean Arp and Max Ernst, André Masson, René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. In literature, Surrealism it was an artistic attempt to bridge reality and the imagination. Surrealists seek to overcome the ...

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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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AUTHOR’S JOURNEY THROUGH JAPAN

The treasured landscapes of creativity Deciding to leave for Japan, choose the season well. The best times are spring and autumn (in April there is the show of cherry blossoms), but from March to May the climate is extremely enjoyable. Autumn is also a good season, with colors that make up the temples. When you leave, you will bring four ...

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JAPANESE LANDSCAPES

When creative ideas enhance nature When you leave, you will bring four Japanese friends with you. Angela Aki and Keigo Higashino, Toshiyuki Enoki and Agawa Chika will tell you the soul of their country. The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge ...

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THIS LOVE – Angela Aki, Japanese songwraiter

Play the piano,  next to the Itano temples Konsen-ji is a temple in Itano (Tokushima Prefecture). Founded by Gyōki, it was rebuilt in the Edo period after being burnt. Dainichi-ji is also an Itano temple. https://en.japantravel.com/tokushima/dainichiji-itano/8346 The main image is by Dainichi Nyorai (it is said that the temple was founded by Kōbō Daishi, who carved the image). Born in ...

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JOURNEY UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN – Novel by Keigo Higashino

Scent of Mystery, in the city of flavors This town is known for its food (in Japan and abroad). Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka it is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan. Some of the most famous images of Osaka, are located around the Dōtonbori canal, in Namba (also known as an ...

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OCEAN OF MEMORY – Sagawa Chika, Japanese avant-garde poet

The beauty of nature, in a diary Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and the Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu. The two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel. There are many undisturbed forests in Hokkaido, including Shiretoko National Park (one of the most remote regions in all of Japan, much of the peninsula is ...

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