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Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) | Silence / Il silenzio

Lucien Lévy Dhurmer🎨 (French Art Nouveau painter, 1865-1953) | Le Silence, 1895 | Musée d’Orsay, Paris

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence for which music alone finds the word,
And the silence of the woods before the winds of spring begin,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities -
We cannot speak.

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Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer | Le Silence, 1895 | Musée d'Orsay

"Le Silence", a picture that Levy-Dhurmer🎨 kept throughout his life, is without doubt one of his most fascinating works.
It has the suggestive power of an icon, an image that is all the more compelling for being presented as an enigma: fixed in a hieratic pose, with eyes hidden in shadow, the figure eludes all explanation.
Solid and immobile, it keeps what we imagine to be the secret of its mourning to itself.
The long, falling folds, enhanced by the vertical format, cannot but evoke both physical gravity (from which it is impossible to escape) and moral gravity.

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Rabindranath Tagore | Al risveglio

Govanni Boldini🎨 | La lettera mattutina

Al risveglio ho trovato
con la luce una lettera.
Ma non posso sapere
che dice: non so leggere.

E non voglio distrarre
un sapiente dai libri:
ciò che c’è scritto forse
non lo saprebbe leggere.

I woke and found his letter with the morning.
I do not know what it says, for I cannot read.
I shall leave the wise man alone with his books,
I shall not trouble him, for who knows if he can read what the letter says.

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Yigal Ozeri, 1958 | Photorealist painter

New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of distinctive young women in rich prodigious landscapes.
With tinges of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics, Ozeri brings an ethereal and uninhibited sensibility to his paintings.
His portraits denote art historical foundations in romanticism, while also offering contemporary notions of sensual femininity.

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E. E. Cummings | I carry your heart with me / Il tuo cuore lo porto con me, 1958

Telemaco Signorini (1835-1901)🎨 | Settignano, Rendez vous in the woods, 1873

I carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling).

Il tuo cuore lo porto con me (lo porto
nel mio) non me ne divido mai (dove vado io
vieni anche tu, mia amata; e qualsiasi cosa
sia fatta da me, la fai anche tu, mia diletta).

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Francois Flameng | Academic painter

François Flameng (1856-1923) was a very successful French painter🎨 during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th. He was the son of a celebrated engraver and received a first-rate education in his craft.
Flameng initially received renown for his history painting and portraiture, and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.
He decorated such important civic buildings as the Sorbonne and the Opera Comique, and also produced advertising work.

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E. E. Cummings | Lady, i will touch you with my mind / Signora, ti toccherò con la mia mente..

Jon Boe Paulsen🎨, 1958 | The Blue Hour

Lady, i will touch you with my mind.
touch you and touch and touch
until you give
me suddenly a smile, shyly obscene

(lady i will
touch you with my mind.)

you,that is all,

lightly and you utterly will become
with infinite care
the poem which i do not write.

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Anna Nuwka Ivanova, 1984 | Watercolor Ballet Dancers

Анна Иванова was born in Kazan, Russia.
She graduated from an art school in 1998, the class of Suyurov F.A., a member of The Painters Union of Russia.
Anna earned her medical degree from Kazan State Medical University, the faculty of preventive medicine in 2008.

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Roderic O'Conor | Romeo and Juliet, 1898-1900

This extraordinary painting, Roderic O'Conor's answer to "The Kiss"🎨 by Edvard Munch, belongs to a group of imaginative compositions the Irish artist🎨 worked on during the closing years of the nineteenth century.
Living in isolation in the small Breton town of Rochefort-en-terre, whilst keeping in touch by letter with Gauguin🎨, de Chamaillard and Seguin, O'Conor composed from memory to create works of Symbolist🎨 intent.

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Edvard Munch | The Kiss, 1897

"The Kiss" is an oil painting on canvas completed by the Norwegian Symbolist artist Edvard Munch🎨 in 1897.
Part of his Frieze of Life, which depicts the stages of a relationship between men and women, The Kiss is a realization of a motif with which he had experimented since 1888/89: a couple kissing, their faces fusing as one in a symbolic representation of their unity.
Exhibited as early as 1903, this work is held at the Munch Museum in Oslo.

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Marie Duhem (1871-1918) Post-Impressionist painter

Marie Duhem, born Marie Amélie Hortense Sergeant was a French painter🎨.
Her parents operated a lace factory, so she became familiar with the work of designers and models from an early age.
She began her art studies with Adrien Demont, husband of the painter Virginie Demont-Breton🎨.
It was at their workshop in Wissant that she met her future husband, the painter Henri Duhem🎨, eleven years her senior. They married in 1890.

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Henri Duhem (1860-1941) | Impressionist painter

Henri Aimé Duhem as a French🎨 Impressionist painter.
He was descended from an old Flemish family and originally practiced as a lawyer.
In 1887, his passion for drawing and watercolors finally led him to go to Paris and enroll in the drawing classes of Henri Harpignies🎨.

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Charles Guilloux (1866-1946) | Symbolist painter

Charles-Victor Guilloux was a French🎨 symbolist artist.
An employee of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, Guilloux was a self-taught artist who critics like Albert Aurier, Félix Fénéon and Rémy de Gourmont liken to the time of the Symbolist movement🎨.

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Louis Gaidan (1847-1925) Neo-Impressionist painter

Louis Gaidan was a French painter🎨 associated with the Neo-Impressionism movement🎨.
He was born in Nîmes to a wealthy family who owned a bank, the Banque Gaidan.
He studied in Paris with the Academic painter Jean Jalabert and later in Nîmes with the landscape painter Paulin Bertrand.
Jalabert taught him the fine draftsmanship of the Academic tradition and from Paulin Bertrand he was exposed to the painting of landscapes en plein air.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Christie's

Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, expertise and global reach.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful.

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William John Leech (1881-1968) | Impressionist painter

William John Leech was an Irish painter🎨, well known for his illustrations of Concarneau harbour. The works of Leech feature coastal and harbour scenes, landscapes, interiors, still life and portraits.
He went to school at St Columba's College, Dublin in Rathfarnham, later studying at the Metropolitan School.

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Joaquín Allustante (1853-1935) | Genre painter

Joaquín Pallarés Allustante was a Spanish painter🎨 of portraits, genre, religious compositions, murals and decorative arts.
He was initially trained at the Escuelas de Bellas Artes de Zaragoza under the tutelage of Marco and Antonio José Palao and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Saint-Ferdinand (Madrid) where he was a pupil of Vincent Palmaroli and Paul Gonzalvo.
He furthered his training in Paris and remained in the French capital until 1881, when he moved to Rome.

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Joaquín Agrasot (Spanish, 1836-1919)

Joaquín Agrasot y Juan was a Spanish painter🎨 of the Realistic style who produced many works in the Costumbrismo genre.
Agrasot was born in Orihuela. His studies began in his home town and, in 1856, he received a fellowship from the "Diputación Provincial de Alicante", the local government.
He then enrolled at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia, where he studied with the art restorer Francisco Martínez Yago, the father of Salvador Martínez Cubells.

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Francesco Gioli (1846-1922) Macchiaioli painter

Francesco Gioli was an Italian painter🎨 and member of the Macchiaioli movement.
He was born in San Frediano a Settimo near Pisa.
He studied first in the Academy of Pisa, then in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, under Antonio Ciseri and Enrico Pollastrini.
His painting of Carlo Emanuele di Savoia dispatches the Spanish Ambassador (1868), first exhibited in Florence, and awarded a prize at an exhibition in Pistoia in 1889, gave him recognition.

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Fritz Gartner (German, 1882-1958)

Fritz Gärtner, full name: Friedrich Anton Gärtner, was born in Aussig - Bohemia, the son of senior teacher Julius Gärtner. He was a painter, engraver and sculptor.
His first training was with the painter Josef Reiner in Aussig. In 1900 he joined Gabriel von Hackl's nature class at the Munich Art Academy.