KAREL APPEL (1921/2006), DUTCH ABSTRACT PAINTER – The hedonistic pleasure of the creative gesture

SPONTANEOUS ESPRESSIONISM, WHICH CREATES IRONIC AND GROTTESCHE FIGURES KAREL APPEL 1/3 – This Dutch painter and sculptor was born in Amsterdam in 1921. Growing up, he studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, but had to wait till 1946 to complete his first exhibition (though very young, he already had a personal style), with clear pictorial influences from ...

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MANY KINDS OF DUTCH CREATIVITY

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THE MEETING BENCHES AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – Take an artistic journey with creative Englishman

Carnoustie is a really special North Sea town (Central-Eastern Scotland), https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/carnoustie-p241441 located along the estuary of Barry Burn. We took a break at the Carnoustie Golf Course Hotel with nice clean room, good pool Jacuzzi, great breakfast and friendly staff.                        This resort is famous for its golf courses, but also because here lives and works painter ALAN MACDONALD, whose ...

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THE SHORT MUSICAL HISTORY OF THE DANCING ELF

The name of the musician born in London on September 30, 1947 was Mark Feld, but this singer, guitarist and composer (frontman of the band Tyrannosaurus Rex), who died in a road accident before his thirtieth birthday is known as Marc Bolan. The son of a truck driver, who grew up in East London had a big passion for rock ...

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TO THE LIGHTHOUSE – Novel, by Virginia Woolf

A book which follows the tradition of the Modernist novel, the one, where the plot has secondary importance to the psychological introspection of the characters. To the lighthouse is a novel published for the first time in 1927. In 1998, the Modern Library named the novel No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th ...

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ALICE MUMFORD (1965), BRITISH PAINTER – Colour and tone, warm and cool

RELATIONSHIP OF THE OBJECTS, ONE TO ANOTHER, IT EXCITES AND ABSORBS ME ALICE MUMFORD 1/3 – She is a Colombia-born painter born in 1965. She lives and works in Cornwall and studied at Falmouth College of Art and Camberwell School of Art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9TloXNvfu8 She teaches life drawing and painting at St Ives School of Painting. Her brush by many creative ...

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PHILIP WILSON STEER (1860/1942), BRITISH IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Fascinating history of modest man, who had dedicated himself to art

IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPES, WRAPPED IN FOGGY PICTORIAL STYLE PHILIP WILSON STEER 1/3 – He, the son of a portrait painter, was born in Birkenhead (Merseyside, near Liverpool), http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/11-reasons-merseyside-most-underrated-3748949 and had become the leader among the progressive British artists of his generation. He spent his childhood and youth at Whitchurch (near Ross-on-Wye, just three miles from the English-Welsh border), and studied at ...

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JOHN CONSTABLE (1776/1837), BRITISH ROMANTIC PAINTER – When is difficult to name a landscape in which the sky is not the key note

MOVING CLOUDS IN BOUNDLESS SKIES, LEAFY TREES AND CRUMBLING WATER MILLS JOHN CONSTABLE 1/3 – That native of East Bergholt (Suffolk), http://eastbergholt-bells.org.uk/ son of a wealthy cereal merchant, shared with Turner the fame of the greatest English landscapist. He had been educated to begin a business career, but in 1799 his father had to accept his enrollment at the Royal ...

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ALAN MACDONALD (1962), SCOTTISH PAINTER – Pictorial clues, distant coast of you

VISUAL TRAVEL WITH UNKNOWN DESTINATION ALAN MACDONALD 1/3 – His work is always recognisable for its mix of old-master technique and modernity. He was born in Malawi (Central Africa), attended College of Art in Dundee, Scotland. http://www.alanmacdonald.net/ He lives and works in a small town, not too far from medieval Edinburgh, Scotland. His beautiful paintings have a potent sense of ...

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ITALIAN AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – The theme of travel through five painters, two writers and an Italian songwriter

If traveling within art is your wish, Meeting Benches proposes to broaden your horizons through 2145 km and 25 hours of journey by car, which leads through Italian peninsula. Http://www.italia.it/en/home.html Among many ways how to appreciate expressions of art, what we propose is a “Journey of Author” to get to know eight Italian artists, who have left (and continue to ...

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SKY IN THE ROOM – Gino Paoli, a long love’s history

He was born in Monfalcone, little town near Trieste in 1934, but everyone believes that Gino Paoli was born in Genoa (and in a sense it is like that) because he has written beautiful music pages about this town. http://www.ginopaoli.it/Home/ In Genoa, he worked as a porter and painter, but he had also started singing in town. His first success ...

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