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GEORGE TSUI – Forbidden city and exotic birds

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THE GEORGE’S ROMANTIC MODELS – The Chinese themes inside paintings of George Tsui

GEORGE TSUI 1/2 – George was born in Hong Kong, and moved to New York in the late 60s, studying first at the School of Visual Arts, and later majoring in oil painting at the Art Students League. Chinese themes filled his imagination. After twenty years in New York, George Tsui set out on a creative journey into China, in …

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GEORGES DE LA TOUR (1593/1652), FRENCH PAINTER – Mystical night scenes, with candle, torch, or lantern

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IN A REALISTIC MANNER – Georges de la Tour: using of simple lighting, like candles, in a realistic manner

GEORGES DE LA TOUR 1/4 – He was born as the son of the master baker Jean de la Tour and Sibylle Mélian in Vic-sur-Seille. In 1618, he married Diane Le Nerf, the daughter of the duke of Lorraine. He was a good and ambitious businessman, who soon became famous and wealthy and had a large workshop with numerous assistants. …

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PAUL SIGNAC (1863/1935), FRENCH PAINTER – Paint with square color touches, like the tiles of a mosaic

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ALONG THE WATER – Paul Signac: attention to avant-garde painting, between scientific rigor and emotional values

PAUL SIGNAC 1/4 – He is an artist who has given birth – along with Georges Seurat – the painting technique of Pointillism. The life of this Parisian artist, in love with the French Riviera, is like a catalog of exhibitions dedicated to him regularly: paintings, watercolors and drawings by an artist in love with the color. PAUL SIGNAC 2/4 …

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LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER (1472/1553), GERMAN PAINTER – Portraits, religious and mythological subjects, painting the Protestant Reformation era

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THE FINEST PAINTING – Lucas Cranach the Elder, between Venus and Lutero

LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER 1/4 – He was a German Renaissance painter, and is known for his portraits. He also painted religious subjects, in the Catholic tradition and Lutheran concerns in art. His work at this time, lyrical and spirited with landscape setting, was influenced by that of Albrecht Dürer. He continued throughout his career to paint nude subjects drawn …

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FRANZ MARC (1880/1916), GERMAN PAINTER – Extremely short career, discovering a strong affinity for the work of van Gogh

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BRIGHT PRIMARY COLOR – Franz Marc and the use of bold, bright colors

FRANZ MARC 1/4 – Not only was his work highly appreciated during his time, and extremely short career, but to this day, he is considered to be one of the most influential painters to come out of Germany, for the unique style. His father was a professional landscape painter, and in 1900 Marc began to study at the Academy of …

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