Gottfried Bammes: mentor extraordinaire

   Gottfried Bammes was born in 1920 in Freital, Germany. He would have suffered through WWII’s devastation, and it seems likely he would have served in the German Military. Regardless, […]

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inspirational Painters Series: Leon Bonnat

The inspirational painters series deals with painters who had a major influence on their students. These are painters and mentors who prized individual expression over technique. We judge these painters […]

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OBSERVATION VS. IMAGINATION

Magnolia, abstract painting in blues and pinks by Brian Rutenberg, header image

Drawing, like all things in life, is not a choice of absolutes; various factions within the art community would have one believe the exact opposite. Their entire premise is that […]

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Gestural Expression

GESTURE – Gestural drawing is the ability to consolidate the observed and imagined visual characteristics of the subject matter and convey the most inFORMation as graphically as possible. Capturing the […]

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The Human Form As Art

The Crux III painting of a female figure with doves by Steven Kenny, 2013, oil on canvas, 24 x 60 inches

Steven Kenny was born in Peekskill, New York in 1962. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His final year of […]

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Paolo Roversi

Born in Ravenna in 1947, Paolo Roversi’s interest in photography was kindled as a teenager during a family vacation in Spain in 1964. Back home, he set up a darkroom in […]

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Vania Zouravliov

Vania Zouravliov grew up in an artistic family. His mother was an art teacher and so he picked up painting from a very young age. His adolescent influences were both […]

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The human form in the arts_Otto Greiner

Otto Was Born On 16Th December 1869 In Leipzig, Germany And Died On 24Th September 1916 In Munich. Greiner Was A Painter And Printmaker, He Started A Lithography Apprenticeship In […]

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THE NUDE IN ART_ALBERTO ABATE

Alberto Abate_Italian_B. Rome, March 16, 1946_D. Rome, March 9, 2012 Alberto Abate was born in Rome on March 16, 1946, to a family of artists of Catania origin : his father, is the […]

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The Nude in art_Albert von keller

Albert von Keller_Swiss/German_B.27 April 1844_14 July 1920_Female figures are a prominent feature of his work. In 1865 Albert attended the Munich Academy of Fine Art for a short time. He […]

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