November 24, 2017 11:08 pm

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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21ST CENTURY CHINESE POETRY

In the modern era, many of the traditional uses of Chinese poetry remain intact (these include relationships between politics and poetry). The early twentieth century, was a period in which the world’s other linguistic traditions of poetry influenced Chinese poets. Modern Chinese poetry, does not follow prescribed patterns. Poetry was revolutionized (after 1919’s May Fourth Movement), when writers tried to ...

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I DIDN’T KILL MY HUSBAND – Novel by Liu Zhenyun

Many Chinese writers seek to make sense of China’s newly urbanized culture, but Liu Zhenyun seems to have his finger more firmly on the pulse of China’s cities. After graduating from university, he became a journalist at the Farmers Daily.He was born in Yanjin (Henan Province), in 1958. In 1973 he joined the People’s Liberation Army and spent years in ...

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ENJOYING A QUIET FEMALE SMOKE – When objects are a mix of traditional Chinese culture and Western technology

LEO BAO JUN 1/4 – He is a professional painter from China. His works have been featured in a variety of exhibitions in China (including the Shanghai International Art Fair, Shanghai Music Hall Art Show, first prize in a Liaoning Province film poster challenge, and a ShangHai Art Legend Gallery Solo Show). Born in 1963 in China’s north-east Liaoning province, ...

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THE VERY STOUT CHINESE MONK WITH A BROAD SMILE

One of the four great ancient civilizations, China is the size of the USA or Europe (with more people than Europe and North America together). An enormous and beautiful land, China offers you so much to see and explore. Essence of China? Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai (enjoying China’s cultures and classic beauty, where you won’t miss any important places or ...

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TIME IS RUNNING AWAY – Hugo Grotius: the man who escaped in chest of books

Hugo Grotius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmdXusPBF3w was a Dutch jurist that laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He wrote most of his works in exile, in France. He was teenage intellectual prodigy, he was imprisoned for his involvement in the intra-Calvinist disputes of the Dutch Republic (but escaped hidden in chest of books). A prodigious learner, he entered the ...

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PAINTING IN HIGHLY REALISTIC MANNER – The intense illumination painting of Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller

FERDINAND GEORG WALDMULLER 1/4 – He, born in Vienna was an Austrian writer and painter, one of the most important of the Biedermeier period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPuLuVOXQoc In 1807, at the age of 14, he left his family to attend the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where studied portrait painting. In 1814 he married Katharina Weidner. He lived in Bratislava, then worked ...

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