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A FUSION OF PABLO PICASSO AND DIEGO RIVERA – Djoko Pekik, or, struggling and pushing the boundaries of art

Painting happy victims and thieves who rob them Born in Grobogan (Purwodadi, Central Java) in 1937, he received an art education at the Indonesian Fine Arts Academician in Yogjakarta. With prices ranging from just over 1000 to over 40.000 USD, his paintings have been offered for auction multiple times. From his point of view, art can help eradicate the characteristics …

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POWER OF NATURAL LIGHT, BACKLIGHT AND CHIAROSCURO – Fernando Amorsolo’s mastery in the use of light and shadow

When sunlight becomes an additional color Four days after his death, he was awarded at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In his paintings, you can easily grasp the presence of figures outlined against a bright light. Considered together with Juan Luna and Fernando Zóbel among the protagonists of the Philippine pictorial scene, the portraitist and painter of rural landscapes …

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THE PAINTER WHO CREATED GOTHIC FABLES – Stanislao Lepri, a surrealist in the recent history of art

The countless shades of an uncomplicated pictorial labyrinth He held his first exhibition in 1946, at the Galleria La Finestrina in Rome, demonstrating since then his singular vocation for surrealism full of allusive figures and spatiality. Son of the Marquis of Rota Lepri, born in Rome in 1905, Stanislao Lepri https://www.galerieminsky.com/en/portfolio-item/stanislao-lepri-2/ interrupted his diplomatic career to devote himself to painting. …

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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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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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THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED BEHIND THE BARS – Sofia Bassi, an unsettling and authentic artist

Writer and painter, with five years in prison For Sofia Bassi http://www.artnet.com/artists/sof%C3%ADa-bassi/, art was an elixir, a regenerating vevanda that she would have liked to drink forever. For some art critic of her her kind of work was akin to some form of magical impression, however, for many people, she is a surrealist painter, even in painting landscapes representing lost …

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IF SURREALISM IS THE ARTIST’S SELF IMAGE – Kay Sage, a painter between complex architectures and biomorphic forms

A surrealist, disturbing paradoxes and hallucinating qualities Among the many schools she attended, also Foxcroft School https://www.foxcroft.org/, in Virginia. In her paintings, you sometimes find a jumble of objects in the foreground contrasted by others in the distance. Her semi abstract paintings, permeated with a sense of stillness, took motifs and styles from both de Chirico and other surrealist painters, …

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THE FASCINATING WORLD OF A METICULOUS DREAMER – Jean Philippe Dallaire and the wealth of imaginary creations

Pictorial artifacts that humanize an artist Feeaturing 128 paintings and drawings, until April 2000 – and fifty years after presenting its first Jean Philippe Dallaire exhibition – the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts https://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2000/03/02/26296.html showed its second retrospective of that remarkably talented artist and about his contribution to Canadian art history. Set up chronologically according to Discoveries of youth, The …

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AN INTROSPECTIVE AND PROPHETIC EYE PAINTER – Victor Brauner, between flattened perspectives and vivid colors

The eclectic use of images, between religion and mysticism His Prelude to a Civilization represents a gigantic white animal in profile on a blue and green ground, which preserves a series of stylized and strange representations inside. I am the dream. I am the inspiration. Through his work, he has depersonalized the human form, describing his anxieties to you. In …

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THE FANTASTIC IN ART – Paul Delvaux, a painter poised between the cleverly low and the fascinating

Twentieth century, Surrealism and disturbing landscapes The museum that bears his name, inaugurated in 1982, offers an overview of Paul Delvaux‘s painting productionhttps://www.delvauxmuseum.be/v2/index.php. Visiting it is a unique experience, because it offers you the opportunity to be immerse in the world of this 20th century Belgian surrealist painter. You will be able to observe not only some of his paintings, …

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