PAINTERS

IZUMI KATO (1969), JAPENESE SURREALIST PAINTER – When finger paintings earn high praise

IZUMI KATO 1/3 – The place, where he was born is very important for him, because it is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. Although in 1992 he graduated in Department of Oil Painting at Tokyo’s Musashino Art University, he was not naturally drawn to art at an early age. He paints with his fingers, wearing plastic gloves and …

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WANG YI GUANG (1962), CHINESE PAINTER– Tibet’s vigorous yaks, winding railways and cheerful girls

WANG YI GUANG 1/3 – It is difficult to imagine, that the art of this painter is the work of a man, who grew up on the plain of northern China. He is modern Chinese painter famous for his Tibetan paintings of people, yaks and sheeps. He was born in Linyi (Shandong, China). In 1990 he graduated at the Beijing …

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TARIQ JAVED (1952), PAKISTAN PAINTER – A mixture of color and style

MODERN TOUCH, OVER ANCIENT CULTURE TARIQ JAVED 1/3 – He creates paintings with modern touch and also uses all the embellishments of his culture. Faces and decorative figures with their soft or bright color schemes (depending on the effect he wants to create) are his strenght. He was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan town of Punjab province and graduated at the …

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RENE’ MAGRITTE (1898/1967), BELGIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – When everything is a mystery in life

OBSERVING THE WORLD WITH DIFFERENT EYES RENE’ MAGRITTE 1/3 – When the baby named René was born in Lessines (a small Belgian town) his parents could not imagine he became “quiet saboteur” because of his ability to insist on real realities through the pictorial representation of the real his own. The intention of his work was to allude to everything …

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MIKHAIL VRUBEL (1856/1910), RUSSIAN PAINTER – An existential drama, between talent and madness

MIKHAIL VRUBEL 1/3 – He is author of many masterpieces of pictorial art and also one of the most tragic figures among Russian painters. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2XY57RhaiY The man who became the promoter of new modern style in Russia was born in Omsk http://www.kolejtranssyberyjska.pl/en/omsk-tourist-information and completed his studies with very high scores. Between 1867 and 1869 he attended the art school in …

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WOJCIECH WEISS (1875/1950), POLISH EXPRESSIONIST/COLOURIST PAINTER

WOJCIECH WEISS 1/3 – Lots of his works are on display in the museums of Pozna, Warsaw and Cracovia. He was born in Romania to a Polish family in exile. He chose to enroll in the academy of Fine Art of Cracovia. When he completed studies, he traveled Europe to improve himself sojournined in Rome, Florence and Paris. In his …

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ISTVAN SZONYI (1894/1960), UNGARIAN PAINTER

ISTVAN SZONYI 1/3 – He was an outstanding figure of 20th-century Hungarian painting. He was born to German-born Catholic parents in Újpest in 1894 and studied painting with Hungarian painters Ferenczy and Réti. During his early trips to Europe (Vienna and Berlin), he met great classmasters. His post-Impressionist paintings have enhanced and embellished the magical landscape. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0III74ZEy4 His first paintings …

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ZLATKO PRICA (1916/2003), CROATIAN PAINTER

ZLATKO PRICA 1/3 – He loved to draw figures and scenes, crystallizing in his precious chromatic contrasts. What he painted was functional to color, synthesizing his exquisite landscapes. In the 1960s, he approached abstractism, no longer captivated by the geometries of the realism of the origins and each painting is governed by the vital energy of colors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8CuoDAYHY ZLATKO PRICA …

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NIKIPHOROS LYTRAS (1832/1904), GREEK IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

THE ARTISTIC WHOLENESS NIKIPHOROS LYTRAS 1/4 –He was one of the most important exponents of painting, design and fine arts in Greece. His works represent Greek daily life with kindness, spirituality and simplicity. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-bnxfKsEI He was born in the village of Pyrgos at Tinos, and the teacher in the village school was surprised watching him drawing during the lesson, without …

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TAUBA AUERBACH (1981), AMERICAN VISUAL ARTIST

TAUBA AUERBACH 1/2 – Her paintings rely on artisan seriality using a variety of techniques. Her type of work challenges illusion, forcing you to ask questions about the nature of seeing and understanding. In her first personal show, she had shown a set of text-based designs, which explored several language systems (such as calligraphy, Morse code, and traffic light signals). …

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