PAINTERS

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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JAN TOOROP (1858/1928), DUTCH SYMBOLIST PAINTER – Painting Desire and Satisfaction

QUICKLY ADAPTED TO NEW STYLES AND GENRES JAN TOOROP 1/3 – He was born on the island of Java, has Dutch parents and his early childhood was wrapped up by the oriental suggestions of this island. He had attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, being artistically influenced in Brussels, in the shadow of the symbolic poetry environment. After …

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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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GEORGE UNDERWOOD (1947), BRITISH FIGURATIVE PAINTER – The artist who led David Bowie to make music

PAINTING FIGURES ENIGMATICALLY AVOIDING THE VIEWER’S GAZE GEORGE UNDERWOOD 1/3 – That boy, who in 1963 had joined the Beckenham Art School, was born in 1947 in Bromley, a hamlet in London in the south-east of the British capital. Along with David Bowie (his great friend), he began a career in the music world, deciding that musical activity understood his …

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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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STEFANIA FERSINI (1982), ITALIAN PAINTER – Crumpled fashion models of Stefania

I AM FED UP OF GOING FAST, TIRED OF THE EXCESSES AND SUPERFICIALITY, I NEED TO PAINT TO SLOW DOWN STEFANIA FERSINI 1/3 – Her inspiration? The world of fashion. She was born in Aosta, but she lives and works in Turin, creating paintings, which look like photos https://www.stefaniafersini.com/ She loves working with painting, which reflects the excess of visual …

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SALVATOR ROSA (1615/1673), ITALIAN NATURALISTIC PAINTER – Rebel of Neapolitan painting

WHEN TEARS ARE THE LAST LEFTOVERS OF HOPE SALVATOR ROSA 1/3 – At age 17, he was initiated as an artist. This child, who was born in the village of Arenella (in Naples) in 1615, had known the basics of pictorial art from his grandfather’s shop, painting on small real life scenes canvases. In the shop of a Spanish painter …

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GINO SEVERINI (1883/1966), ITALIAN FUTURIST PAINTER – Colors of movements, lights and events

PERFECT FUTURISTIC STYLE AND SPECIAL PSYCHIC CUBISM GINO SEVERINI 1/3 – He was born in Cortona in 1883, compled his primary studies in his hometown. In 1899 he went to Rome, where he attended art courses of Villa Medici. In his hands, formed amazing masterpieces of art. After his Roman debut, because he wished to study Impressionist painting, he had …

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