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Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich was born in 1774 in Greifswald, Germany, and died in 1840 Dresden, Germany. Introduction He was a painter of German Romanticism, and created landscape paintings with enormous intensity.He said: “God is everywhere, in the smallest grain of...

/ October 16, 2013

Banksy

The New Activist is a truth seeker: someone who has left the introvert schisms of the old world behind. The new activist is like a sniffer dog detecting power strategies and corruption, without hesitation. Banksy is the prototype.

/ December 16, 2012

Paul Klee

Paul Klee has an exquisite sense of color and form. During  trip to Tunisia in 1914 he was so overwhelmed by the colors and the light, that he later wrote “Color has taken possession of me….color and I are one....

/ April 21, 2012

Hans Bellmer

Hans Bellmer, 1902-1975. The following description of his life and work is quoted from: Peter Webb, Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, 2009. Life and Work “German photographer, sculptor, printmaker, painter and writer. As a child he developed fear and...

/ April 20, 2012

Caravaggio Paintings

Caravaggio’s novelty as a painter was a radical naturalism that combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of dark/light contrasts (“chiaroscuro”). Caravagio’s style is also known as  “Tenebrism”, the shift from light to dark with little intermediate...

/ March 12, 2012

Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience. Caravaggio’s  paintings  combine realistic...

/ March 5, 2012

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp challenges our notion of art as something idealistic. Here is a quote about him from the Wikipedia: Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968)  was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Considered by some to be...

/ November 25, 2011