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ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (1563/1639), ITALIAN BAROQUE PAINTER – When art intertwines with life.

One of the more successful interpreters of Caravaggio’s style. His father was a Florentine artist who had moved to Pisa, the city where he was born on a day in July. What he has painted represents a creative synthesis in perfect balance between physical concreteness and abstraction. He knew the art of Rubens. In Genoa and London he was able …

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SATURNO BUTTO (1957), ITALIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – Painting a human figure, to illustrate the story that you decide to tell.

A work focused on identity and content. The work of SATURNO BUTTO, born in Portogruaro (Venice), is characterized by his interpretation of sacred art. What you observe inside his paintings, is his creative and conflicting approach to Western religious iconography, compared to the human body. Within a conflict between transgression and ecstasy, living paintings and neo-Gothic altars, the artist’s surrealist …

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COLIN UNWIN GILL (1892/1940), ENGLISH PAINTER – The most notable work as a war artist during the First World War

Painting Western WWI Front COLIN UNWIN GILL was born at Bexleyheath (Kent), and studied at the Slade School of Art. At the start of World War I he served on the Western Front, until he was back to England with gas poisoning in 1918. His first exhibited in 1914, and he showed works at the Royal Academy. He also taught …

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NIGEL VAN WIECK (1947), ENGLISH REALISTIC PAINTER – When lights, shadows and colors turn a canvas into a realistic narration

A way of painting that prefers urban streets and interiors of houses He loves to create a concrete perspective, the one that always invites you to enter his painting. Stronger was his fascination with the work of Edward Hopper, in whom he perceived a kindred spirit. NIGEL VAN WIECK https://www.facebook.com/nigel.vanwieck has been living and working in New York, USA. His …

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FRANCES HODKINGS (1869/1947), NEW ZEALAND PAINTER – A singular artist

I feel that if I had known what was before me, I should never have had the courage to begin FRANCES HODGKINS was born in Dunedin, the daughter of a lawyer and amateur painter. As a girl, she and her sister attended a private girls’ secondary school, demonstrating artistic talent early. After attended the Dunedin School, she became an art …

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RITA ANGUS (1908/1979), NEW ZEALAND PAINTER – Between Byzantine and cubism art

Paintings clear and sharply-defined Her paintings are clear and sharply-defined. RITA ANGUS was influenced by Byzantine and cubism art, and also by the English painter Christopher Perkins. One of the most famous of 1936′ paintings is “Cass“, in which she portrayed the bare emptiness of the Canterbury landscape, using forms and unblended colours in a style remiscent of poster art. …

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THOMAS WILMER DEWING (1851/1938), AMERICAN PAINTER –Elegant and refined women, placed in interiors or autdoors

Painting figures in tonal style early life experience brought him about a love of music (which would later influence many of his paintings). Painting figures in a tonalist style at a time when Impressionism was dominant, he became a artist influenced by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. As you can observe, his unique style approached the mysterious world of the French …

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GEORGE WESLEY BELLOWS (1882/1925), AMERICAN REALIST PAINTER – His fame came early and has proved long lasting

The most acclaimed American artist of his generation WESLEY BELLOWS began drawing well before kindergarten. At the age of twenty-three, he attained membership in the National Academy of Design. Along with being a great painter, he was a greatest printmakers, using the technique of lithography to make prints fresh like a charcoal sketch. This son of a devout and building …

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JUAN SORIANO (1920/2006), MEXICAN PAINTER – A perpetual rebel

When Art reveal something about the human essence He liked to call himself a “perpetual rebel”. JUAN SORIANO exhibited in the United States and Europe as well as major venues in Mexico (such as the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Palacio de Bellas Artes). Born in Guadalajara, he reputedly saw his future as a painter when he was just …

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GERARDO MURILLO / DR. ATL (1875/1964), MEXICAN PAINTER – Painting modern mural at the spark of the revolution in 1910

The pioneers of the Mexican movement for artistic nationalism With the aid of borrowed helicopters, GERARDO MURILLO also pioneered a new school of aerial landscape painting. His literary writings include “Stories of All Colors”, which focuses on the themes of the Mexican Revolution. He was interested in the native art of Mexico and the depiction of the Mexican landscape. Although …

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