Malcolm T. Liepke, American painter, was born and raised in Minneapolis. As a student he hungered for 'classical' training rather than the 'conceptual' ideas being taught. In a bold move, he left the Art Center College in Los Angeles and went to New York. That Malcolm Liepke’s paintings are arrestingly beautiful is evident, but they are much more. Through pattern, colour and bravura brushwork, Liepke delves deeply into profound areas of human nature. He has exhibited extensively internationally enjoying phenomenal success with a string of sell out exhibitions.
Quattro enormi allegorie sedute in pose contrastanti agli angoli delle rocce in marmo bianco che rappresentano i maggiori fiumi di ciascuno dei quattro continenti noti, secondo le cognizioni geografiche del XVII secolo:
- Il Danubio per l'Europa, scolpito da Antonio Raggi
- Il Gange per l'Asia di Claude Poussin
- Il Rio della Plata per l'America di Francesco Baratta
- Il Nilo per l'Africa di Antonio Fancelli.Realizzata al centro di Piazza Navona di Roma da Gian Lorenzo Bernini, nel 1651, la fontana dei Quattro Fiumi realizza lo straordinario supporto alla copia romana di un obelisco egizio, proveniente dal Circo di Massenzio. Opera di architettura, oltre che di scultura, la Fontana mette in mostra un vero e proprio artificio barocco, nell'appoggio dell'obelisco sul vuoto. La fontana, coronata dalla colomba dello Spirito Santo - emblema del Papa Innocenzo X, committente dell'opera - fu anche interpretata come simbolo del trionfo della Chiesa sulle quattro parti del mondo. La fontana fu scoperta al pubblico il 12 giugno 1661.
Claude Théberge [1934-2008] was known primarily for his paintings, but also produced murals, stained glass and sculptures.Over many years he divided is time between Paris and Montreal, all the while exploring the full range between pure Abstraction and Hyper-realism. He designed murals, stained glass windows and sculptures for a host of public buildings and created paintings found in prestigious collection: Aérospatial, France; l’Oréal/Lancôme; Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art; Royal British Columbia Museum; Toronto World Trade Center; First Canadian Bank; Esso, Canada; Kennedy Collection, U.S.A., etc. Through the years, he took part in solo or group shows held in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Chicago and elsewhere.
Not surprisingly, the man who once had the opportunity to be a protégé was dedicated to mentoring talented young artists. Claude Théberge passed away, on Thurday May 15 2008, in Montreal.
Antonio Sgarbossa is an Italian painter, known for working in the Figurative style.
Sgarbossa was born in Fontanaviva, Italy, the 18th of July 1945. He started to use oil colors when he was really young and a few time later, his parents decided to send him to study in a workshop the technique of painting pot dishes. In 1971, because of his work he has been obliged to move in Neuchatel (Switzerland) where he came into contact with the artistic scene of this place and started to study nude figure. His first contact with the public wzs in 1976 when he organized his first personal exhibition in "Il fiore" Art Gallery in Bassano Del Grappa. In 1977 in Fontanaviva he opened an own pot laboratory improving his skills in modeling and sculpture. During the 90’s his artistic career become more powerful and well-known in fact he has been published in different art magazines and catalogues.