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A PAINTER WHO SOMETIMES ENCHANTS, NEVER OFFENDS AND NEVER OVERWHELMS – Hans Memling: sense of detail and image quality

HANS MEMLING 1/4 – He was a German painter who moved to Flanders, working in the tradition of Netherlandish painting. His portraits is special in many aspects: it shows the high quality and sense of detail, and the man is portrayed in front of a landscape (he was one of the first painters to add a background to his portraits). …

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HANS MEMLING (1440/1494), GERMAN PAINTER – High-quality portraits, with landscapes in the background

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A WOMAN FREE AND PROUD – Artemisia Gentileschi: to paint when women were denied access to schools and at work

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI 1/4 – She was a Baroque-period painter, known for such works as “Susanna and the Elders” and “Judith Slaying Holofernes.” She lost her mother when she was 12 years old, and suffered another tragedy five years later (when she was raped by one of her father’s colleagues). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEa0ibrXqSk She married a painter from Florence, but their union wasn’t …

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ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI (1593/1652), ITALIAN PAINTER – A raped woman, an artist violently combative

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THE WANDERER, POOR AND IMPROVIDENT PAINTER – Lorenzo Lotto, between portraits and historical scenes

LORENZO LOTTO 1/4 – His work appeals to a modern audience, particularly because of the way he identifies with his subjects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-d-ZhfeylE Well known for his perceptive portraits (and mystical paintings of religious subjects), he represents one of the best examples of the relationship between the Venetian and Central Italian schools. In the earlier years of his life, he lived …

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LORENZO LOTTO (1480/1557), ITALIAN PAINTER – Perceptive portraits and mystical paintings

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A SMALL HERITAGE, FULL OF LIGHT – Johannes Vermeer: new forms of capturing light

JOHANNES VERMEER 1/4 – Many of his works (as the portrait “Girl with a Pearl Earring”), have a luminous quality. Despite how much he is admired today, he left behind a small legacy (approximately 36 paintings have been officially attributed to him). Since his passing, his works have been hung in many museums. In his final Years, he struggled financially, …

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JOHANNES VERMEER (1632/1675), DUTCH PAINTER – Painting women and streets of the Dutch Golden Age

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THE AMERICAN POP ART

In the late fifties, it was born in Britain, growing mainly in the US since the sixties. Acknowledged master of pop art Andy Warhol was the creative who transformed from the single object of art in a mass-produced. Equally famous are David Hockney and Jeff Koons. The name “pop art“, is derived from the English word “popular art”, an artistic …

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FROM IMPRESSIONISM TO EXPRESSIONISM – The changes style, remains the artistic originality of the man named Max Beckmann

MAC BECKMANN 1/4 – He was born in Leipzig on a February day. Against strong opposition from his family, he pursues a career as an artist. He is accepted into the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School. The en plein air painting (which is taught there), makes the academy one of Gemany’s most progressive art schools. He goes to Paris to …

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