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14/05/21

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Antonino Leto | Pittore verista

Antonino Leto (Monreale, 14 giugno 1844 - Capri, 31 maggio 1913) è stato un pittore Italiano figurativo, aderente al movimento verista.
Antonino Leto nacque a Monreale nel 1844. Grazie al sostegno dei concittadini intraprese i primi studi a Palermo sotto la guida dell’abate Gravina e presso i pittori Luigi Barba e Luigi Lojacono.
Nel 1864, durante un breve viaggio a Napoli, conobbe Filippo Palizzi e Domenico Morelli, frequentando i pittori della Scuola di Resina.



11/05/21

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Eastman Johnson | At the Closing of the Day, 1878-80

Beginning in 1870 Eastman Johnson (American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1824-1906) produced a string of anecdotal narrative subjects depicting daily life on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

In the years after the Civil War, Johnson drew upon the visual character of the island and its inhabitants to portray everyday scenes which rank among the artist's most memorable paintings.
In an effort to find new and relevant subject matter, the painter found inspiration in the quiet whaling community of Nantucket. Johnson relished the island's simple way of life, its setting, and its population which offered models of distinctive appearance and character.



09/05/21

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Max Agostini (French, 1914-1997)

Max Michel Agostini, of Corsican origin from his grandparents, was born in 1914.
He discovered his talent for Impressionistic painting while studying at the Paris Beaux-Arts School.
Drafted into the French army for five years during the Second World War, Max-Agostini was a prisoner of war for three years.
During the postwar years, he was already recognized as an excellent portrait and landscape artist in Châteauroux, where he lived for several years.
Later, he moved to Gargilesse in the Berry region, and to Provence. He died in January 1997, but painted his greatest canvases just a few days just before his hospitalization.



08/05/21

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Diana Armfield RA, 1920 | Centenarian painter of Flowers / Landscapes

Diana Armfield RA is a British painter who celebrated her 100th birthday on 11 June 2020. She was born on 11 June 1920.
Armfield is known for landscapes, and has also painted portraits, literary subjects and still lifes.
She has a particular interest in flower paintings, and is considered to owe much to the Sickert tradition.
She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Armfield was elected as a Royal Academician in 1991.



07/05/21

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Bernard Dunstan RA (1920-2017)

Bernard Dunstan studied at Byam Shaw School of Art in 1939 and subsequently at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1939-1941.
He went on to teach at the West of England School of Art in Bristol from 1946-1949, Camberwell School of Art from 1950-1964, Byam Shaw School of Art from 1953-1974, Ravensbourne Art College from 1959-1964 and City and Guilds of London Art School from 1964-1969.



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Agnes Lawrence Pelton (1881-1961) | Abstract painter

Agnes Lawrence Pelton was a modernist painter who was born in Germany and moved to the United States as a child.
She studied art in the United States and Europe. She made portraits of Pueblo Native Americans, desert landscapes and still lifes.
Pelton's work evolved through at least three distinct themes: her early "Imaginative Paintings," art of the American Southwest people and landscape, and abstract art that reflected her spiritual beliefs.



02/05/21

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Adam Styka | Genre / Orientalist painter


French-Polish artist Adam Styka was a painter of genre scenes, landscapes and orientalist scenes.
Adam Styka (1890-1959) was born of a family of artists in Kielce, Poland.
He started studying with his father, the painter Jan Styka, and his brother, the portraitist Tadé Styka.
In 1908, he moved to Paris and completed his formal education at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts where he studied in the Studio of Fernand Cormon until 1912.

He started exhibiting his work at the Salon des Beaux-Arts in 1911, and in Paris most prestigious galleries: Galerie Georges Petit (1906), Galerie des Champs-Elysées.


30/04/21

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Anthonore Christensen (1849-1926) | Flower painter

Anthonie Eleonore Christensen, generally known as Anthonore Christensen, née Tscherning was a Danish flower painter.
She exhibited from 1867 at Charlottenborg, winning the medal of the year in 1893.
As a painting teacher, her students included Queen Louise and Queen Olga of Greece.

Born in Copenhagen, Anthonie Eleonore Tscherning was the daughter of the army officer and politician Anton Frederik Tscherning (1795-1874) and the painter Eleonora Tscherning (1817-1890).



28/04/21

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Georgia Cox, 1975

Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 1998, Bath based artist Georgia Cox has achieved a reputation for her paintings of intricate flower compositions using oil and gold leaf.
Patterning, repetition, texture and the highly detailed observation of natural forms have become the hallmark of her work. As well as the natural world, inspiration comes from armour, quilting, tiles and jewellery.



26/04/21

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Wisława Szymborska | The railroad station / La stazione ferroviaria

My nonarrival in the city of N.
took place on the dot.

You'd been alerted
in my unmailed letter.

You were able not to be there
at the agreed-upon time.

Jeff Rowland | Right here waiting for you

The train pulled up at platform 3.
A lot of people got out.

My absence joined the throng
as it made its way toward the exit.

Several women rushed
to take my place
in all that rush.

Somebody ran up to one of them.
I didn't know him,
but she recognized him
immediately.

While they kissed
with not our lips,
a suitcase disappeared,
not mine.

The railroad station in the city of N.
passed its exam
in objective existence
with flying colors.

Jeff Rowland

The whole remained in place.
Particulars scurried
along the designated tracks.

Even a rendezvous
took place as planned.

Beyond the reach
of our presence.

In the paradise lost
of probability.

Somewhere else.
Somewhere else.
How these little words ring.

Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska (1923-2012) was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality".

Jeff Rowland

Il mio arrivo nella città di N.
è avvenuto puntualmente.

Eri stato avvertito
con una lettera non spedita.
Hai fatto in tempo a non venire
all’ora prevista.

Il treno è arrivato sul terzo binario.
È scesa molta gente.

L’assenza della mia persona
si avviava verso l’uscita tra la folla.

Alcune donne mi hanno sostituito
frettolosamente
in quella fretta.

A una è corso incontro
qualcuno che non conoscevo,
ma lei lo ha riconosciuto
immediatamente.

Jeff Rowland

Si sono scambiati
un bacio non nostro,
intanto si è perduta
una valigia non mia.

La stazione della città di N.
ha superato bene la prova
di esistenza oggettiva.

L’insieme restava al suo posto.
I particolari si muovevano
sui binari designati.

È avvenuto perfino
l’incontro fissato.

Fuori dalla portata
della nostra presenza.
Nel paradiso perduto
della probabilità.

Altrove.
Altrove.
Come risuonano queste piccole parole

Jeff Rowland


21/04/21

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David Gray, 1970

Lo stile inconfondibile di David rivela un'espressione personale e contemporanea di bellezza ed ordine che rende omaggio alla tradizione classica nella sua maestria.
I collezionisti del lavoro di David spesso riferiscono che la sua pittura evoca un senso di pace, quiete o uno stato d'animo contemplativo.
I suoi lavori pluripremiati sono stati coperti da importanti pubblicazioni d'arte tra cui Southwest Art, Art of the West e American Art Collector.



19/04/21

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Harrold Clayton (1896-1979)

Harold Clayton was a British painter best known for his depictions of flower arrangements in ornate vases, painted with the detailed techniques and centered compositions of 16th-century Dutch and Flemish floral still-life painters like Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.
Harold Clayton was born into a family of artists in London. He began studying at art school in Hackney at an early age.
After graduating with distinction, he moved to Harrow Art School and, once again, graduated with distinction.



15/04/21

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Jacques Henri Lartigue | The Belle Époque photographer

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes and female Parisian fashion models.
His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Born in Courbevoie in western Paris to a wealthy family, Lartigue started taking photographs when he was seven.
He photographed his friends and family at play - running and jumping; racing home-built race cars; making kites, gliders as well as aeroplanes; and climbing the Eiffel Tower.



13/04/21

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Edvard Munch | Dance on the Shore ,1900

Originally, The Dance on the Shore was part of the collection of twenty-two paintings entitled "The Frieze of Life".
The figures of dancing girls are at the centre of the action being observed by two figures in black – widows. The solitary woman in red symbolises the age of the climax of erotic strength.
The cycle of life is rendered in wide colourful lines dividing the space into multi-coloured bands. | National Gallery, Prague

Edvard Munch | Dance on the Shore, 1900 | National Gallery, Prague


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Edvard Munch | Evening, 1888

From very early on in his career Edvard Munch aimed to convey the angst and isolation characteristic of modern man. Evening reflects these interests.
It is considered to be the artist’s first treatment of the subject of melancholy and also looks forward to his more characteristic Symbolist compositions.
Munch used his sister Laura as a model on numerous occasions.

In this canvas she is depicted seated and in profile, in front of the house on the Norwegian fjord where they spent the summer of 1888. Her body occupies the foreground, albeit located on the far left-hand side and truncated at the bottom and on the left side.

Edvard Munch | Evening, 1888 | Munch Museum


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Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891

In October 1889, aged twenty-five, Edvard Munch left his native Norway for an extended stay in France, supported by an artist’s grant from the Norwegian State. The terms of his bursary stipulated that he enroll in a traditional art school, but he lasted only a few weeks in Léon Bonnat’s studio before storming out during a dispute over color.

Instead, for the next two and a half years, Munch steeped himself in French modernism, returning home only for summer holidays.
He absorbed the plein air ethos of Impressionism at the Galeries Durand-Ruel and Georges Petit; at the Salon des Indépendants, he encountered the latest work of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Vincent van Gogh.

Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891


11/04/21

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Sulamith Wülfing (1901-1989)

Sulamith Wülfing è stato un artista ed illustratore Tedesco. L'autore Michael Folz spiega che l'arte di Wülfing era un "riflesso realistico del mondo in cui vive: ha visto gli angeli e le creature elfiche dei suoi dipinti per tutta la vita".
L'atmosfera del lavoro di Wülfing varia da serena a malinconica a profondamente malinconica. Il soggetto è spesso misterioso, con elementi narrativi il cui significato l'osservatore può solo indovinare, esattamente come intendeva l'artista.

Nelle sue stesse parole: "Per le persone in sintonia con le mie composizioni, potrebbero essere specchi delle loro stesse esperienze. È per questo motivo che ho lasciato completamente la spiegazione dei disegni allo spettatore, in modo che non siano vincolati dal mio interpretazione di ciò che dovrebbe essere ogni immagine".



08/04/21

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Jane DeDecker | The Women's Suffrage Monument / Monumento al Suffragio Femminile

By Jane DeDecker / The concept of this proposed women’s monument was inspired by a letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Lucretia Mott in which she wrote about the power of words and deeds:

"Every word we utter, every act we perform, waft unto innumerable circles, beyond".

I wanted to capture the collective energy from all women who have made this happen, as well as acknowledge that we still need to keep moving as we strive for equality.
When a water droplet impacts a body of water it pushes waves outward and rebounds upward as a smaller droplet. This droplet, called the daughter droplet - gains height - then falls back to the water in what is called a coalescent cascade. This describes the height, breadth, and lasting impact of the Suffragists’ work.
The composition centrally places Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton writing the Declaration of Sentiments. This friendship holds the beginning of the women’s movement, the drop of water coalescing its impact on US history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony writing the Sentiments forms a unified force that truly speaks of the oneness of their purpose.



02/04/21

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Silvio Valli, 1944

Silvio Valli è un artista Napoletano rinomato per il suo senso prospettico, per la purezza del suo tracciato e per la cromaticità dei suoi colori.
Allievo della scuola italiana del Novecento di paesaggio, i suoi dipinti sono inconfondibili: potrete infatti ammirare le più belle città italiane dal terrazzo di splendide ville, circondati da bouganville, pianta tanto cara al Maestro.
Artista pluripremiato dalla critica, espone le sue opere in molte collezioni pubbliche e private, italiane ed internazionali.



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Dino Buzzati | Un amore | Capitolo XVI

Quel giorno Laide sembrava più allegra e spensierata del solito. Che accanto a lui si sentisse finalmente a suo agio?
Che un principio di intimità umana cominciasse a crearsi fra loro? Una bella fetta di sole entrava di sbieco nella camera da letto battendo sulla "moquette" verde e illuminando di riflesso l'intera stanza lietamente. Erano già distesi sul letto, lei ancora in sottoveste.
Ecco, per Dorigo nella consapevolezza certa dell'amore imminente, i rari momenti di tregua e di sollievo. Non più il dubbio che lei non telefonasse più, che svanisse nel nulla, che senza preavvisi avesse lasciato Milano per sempre, non più il supplizio dell'attesa quando si avvicinava l'ora della chiamata promessa, con l'atroce stillicidio dei minuti una volta varcato il termine e allora le congetture, i sospetti, le speranze via via sfuggenti si aggrovigliavano in un vorticoso crescendo che lo trasformava in una specie di ebete automa. L'incredibile ancora una volta si era avverato.

Dino Buzzati