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SURREALISM PAINTERS BEYOND BORDERS – Kikuji Yamashita, a Surrealist painter of postwar art movement in Japan

A surrealist painter associated with the postwar avant-garde art movement in Japan Although he painted hundreds of canvases, he avoided seeking commercial success, surviving economically as an artist thanks to his wife’s beautician earnings. In 1953, he joined many young artists to form the Young Artists’ Alliance art cooperative, which for three years held exhibitions and published a magazine entitled …

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JOURNEY TO THE ANTIPODS – Moving between curious people and places that are apparently distant

In Wonderland, to discover the other side of creativity At the antipodes of Europe and southeast of New Zealand, where a slice of the Pacific Ocean hosts the islands of the Antipodes, https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/southland/places/subantarctic-islands/antipodes-islands/. Used by Plato to denote the inhabitants of the earth diametrically opposed to Europe, Asia and Libya, the concept of antipodes requires as an inevitable condition that …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EDITORIAL FEEDBACK – Murray Ball, the cartoonist who delighted and offended his readers

Feilding, Manawatu Times and the desire to become a cartoonist Wallace Cadwallader Footrot and his dog, two independent rebels who did not understand authority, were the protagonists of his cartoon Footrot Flats. In 2002, Murray Ball https://www.footrotflats.com/the-cartoonist was award the New Zealand Order of Merit. Born in 1937 in Fielding (Manawatu, New Zealand), he spent his childhood between Australia and …

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SIMPLICITY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC IMMEDIATENESS – Max Dupain and his desire to give life to the inanimate

Photographing Sydney’s emerging modernist architecture As a gift, he received his first camera in 1924. Born in Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) in April 1911, Australian photographer Max Dupain https://www.maxdupain.com.au/ developed a photographic style aimed at the use of geometric shapes in architecture and industry. From his first photographic shots, his attention was attract by the opportunity to use the …

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MAKING WOMEN FEEL BEAUTIFUL, PRINCESSES OR OSCAR-WINNING – Carla Zampatti and her timeless but also trendy collections

What a woman wears must express her individuality and style The Sydney Opera House was under construction when she launched her own fashion brand. Born in Italy in 1942, Carla Zampatti https://issada.com/pages/carla-zampatti settled with her family in Fremantle and Bullfinch. In 1965, she produced her first collection, followed five years later by the founding of Carla Zampatti Limited. Her clothes …

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THE OPEN REPRESENTATION OF SEXUALITY AND FEMALE FORCE – Dorothy Hewett, an aspiring writer during World War II

When poetic vocation grows between sheep and wheat, southeast of Perth Bobbin Up, her first novel published in 1959 and based on her experiences working in a spinning mill; it was even translated into Russian and hailed as an example of social realist fiction. When Dorothy Hewett http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/biogs/WLE0507b.htm was born in Perth (Western Australia) on a May day in 1923, …

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I AM WOMAN – Elena Reddy, the pop queen of the 70s

When a song becomes the soundtrack of an era Due to her parents’ constant tours, at the age of 12 she moved in with her aunt, who gave her stability in addition, determination for her possible career as a singer. Born in Melbourne in October 1941, Helen Reddy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0714761/bio won a TV competition for singing talent that allowed her to …

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THE RENDERED DEPICTION OF A PERSONAL SPIRIT WORLD – Vali Myers and her 72 flaming years

Between Dusk and Dawn It was a thick red-haired beatnik girl looking at you with her big black eyes, wearing black neckline sweaters. Her spirit remains not only in her art works, but also and above all, in the people and places she loved to frequent. Like a spirit born out of time, she lived a extraordinary life like a  …

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SIX SHADES OF MEXICAN CREATIVITY – Where one hand dreams what the other writes

Author’s journey where coincidences sprout on the gears of fate The best time to go is from November to April, during the dry season. A trip to Mexico is essential for tourism lovers. Whether you are draw to the heart of Mayan culture, or its fantastic colonial cities, you will certainly not be disappointed. Of course, you will find that …

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FROM CARTOONIST TO MASTER OF FIGURATIVE ARTS – Carlos Orozco Romero, from Centro Bohemio in Guadalajara to international art exhibitions

Not only cartoonist, but also muralist, portraitist and landscape painter He began his artistic career by creating cartoons for publications for newspapers in Guadalajara and Mexico City, where his cartoons were also publish in La Sátira, Excélsior and El Universal. His first teacher influenced him in the creation of satirical cartoons, nudes and portraits. He is part of a generation …

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