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29/09/21

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Tolstoy's Love Letters to Valeria Arsenev

In a letter dated Nov. 2nd, 1856 Leo Tolstoy writes:

"I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious - your heart, your soul.
Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know.
Believe me, nothing on earth is given without labour, even love, the most beautiful and natural of feelings.
Forgive me this silly comparison: to love as the silly man does is to play a sonata without keeping time, without accents, always with the pedal down, with emotion, thereby giving neither oneself nor others true pleasure."

Fatima Ronquillo | Hand with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 'Sonnets from the Portuguese No.44'


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Sotto la pioggia in quella panchina

Era sera e pioveva..
Ti chiedo "che facciamo"?
"Vieni con me", mi rispondi
"anche se piove, questa sera non la perdiamo"..

E sotto le ali del generoso albero
Ci sediamo sulla panchina
per stare ancora insieme..

Leonid Afremov | Lovers in the park


22/09/21

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John La Farge (1835-1910)

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Painter, stained glass designer. Among his many commissions, decoration of the Trinity Church in Boston placed La Farge at the forefront of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
He early admired the formality and patterning of Japanese art, and he recored his impressions of his travels in Asia in An Artist’s Letters from Japan (1897).

John La Farge was born in New York City, the son of prosperous French emigres, his father having been a refugee from the ill-fated Napoleonic expedition to San Domingo.
La Farge began drawing at an early age, had intermittent instruction, and graduated from the Roman Catholic Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland.



19/09/21

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Elisabeth Warling | Genre painter

Swedish painter Elisabeth Warling (1858-1915) was the daughter of the confectioner Viktor Warling and Carin Sjögren.
Warling studied at the Technical School in Stockholm (1875-1877) and the Academy of Fine Arts 1877-1883 and abroad at, among others, the Académie Colarossi in Paris (1875–1887) after she was awarded a scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts.
Her art consists mainly of genre and portrait paintings made in oil, gouache, watercolor or pencil drawings, but she also performed to a lesser extent figure studies and landscape depictions.
She participated in the Art Academy's Stockholm Exhibition in 1887, the Nordic exhibition in Copenhagen in 1888 and several of the Swedish Artists' Association's exhibitions in Stockholm from 1890, the Swedish General Art Association's December exhibition in 1911, the Swedish Artists Association's exhibitions in Stockholm in 1911 and in Lund in 1912 and The Baltic exhibition 1914.



16/09/21

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Charlotte Wahlström | Landscape painter

Charlotte Constance Wahlström (1849-1924) was a Swedish painter.
Wahlström was born in the parish of Svärta in Södermanland, Sweden. She was the daughter of Anders Wahlström and Carolina Setterberg. She attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
She traveled on a scholarship to Paris, Brittany in 1885 and later to Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
In 1889, she spent a period in the artist colony in Barbizon.
Wahlström exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.



15/09/21

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Viggo Johansen | Skagen painter

Viggo Johansen (1851-1935) was a Danish painter and active member of the group of Skagen Painters who met every summer in the north of Jutland.
He was one of Denmark's most prominent painters in the 1890s.

Early life and education

As a boy, Johansen already had a talent for drawing which was recognized by Wilhelm Marstrand.
He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1868-1875, specializing in figure painting, but did not pass the graduation examination.



14/09/21

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David Burliuk | Il padre del Futurismo russo

David Davidovich Burliuk /Дави́д Дави́дович Бурлю́к (1882-1967) è stato uno scrittore, pittore, giornalista, illustratore di libri, futurista e neo-primitivista ucraino, associato al movimento futurista russo. Burljuk è spesso descritto come "Il padre del futurismo russo".
David Burljuk nacque a Char’kov 1882 da una famiglia della classe privilegiata russa. Sua moglie fu istruita con i rampolli dello zar. Nel 1898 frequentò le scuole d’arte di Kazan e poi di Odessa e Mosca.
Nel 1902 si recò a Monaco per studiare presso Azbé, W. Diez e Archipov e nel 1904 frequentò a Parigi lo studio di Cormon.
I suoi primi lavori si rifecero all'arte Fauve "violenti nei colori e dalla verniciata greve" e furono esposti alla mostra del "Blaue Reiter" di Monaco.
Tornato a Mosca nel 1907 entrò in rapporto con gli artisti delle avanguardie ed in particolare strinse amicizia con Larionov e Goncarova.
L’influenza di costoro lo spinsero verso il Primitivismo il cui contributo è stato sovente trascurato a favore del più noto intervento sulla scena letteraria Cubo-Futurista.



09/09/21

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Carole Feuerman, 1945 | Scultrice iperrealista

Carole A. Feuerman è una scultrice ed autrice Americana che lavora nell'iperrealismo. Lei è una dei tre principali artisti con cui ha ufficialmente fondato il movimento alla fine degli anni 1970.
È l'unica donna a scolpire in questo stile.
La sua carriera è evidenziata da opere iconiche figurative di nuotatori e ballerini.
È stata inclusa in mostre alla Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery; al Museo Statale Hermitage di San Pietroburgo, in Russia; alla Biennale di Venezia ed a Palazzo Strozzi a Firenze, tra gli altri.

Carole Feuerman | Mona Lisa