Howard Chesner Behrens

Howard Chesner Behrens (August 20, 1933 – April 14, 2014) was American popular artist whose original works of art are sold in fine art galleries, at auction on cruise ships, and at Costco. Behrens' limited and open editions are sold internationally. Behrens was also one of the top-selling artists on Princess Cruises.
«Many years ago, I learned that the only way I can really achieve what I feel in my paintings is to create them using a palette knife instead of a brush. I love the boldness of the knife, and the control I have of color. Using the knife, I find that I can capture not only the softness of clouds, but also the boldness of mountains, the vibrancy of flowers, and the strength of water. I move the knife furiously as I apply deep, rich color in many layers to achieve dimension and mood.» Even a casual observer who seeks to venture beyond the natural greatness of the scene and the power of that dull blade (the palette knife) as it shapes unwitting pigments of color into visual dreams, will recognize that Mr. Behrens' work speaks to the segment in each of us that wants a better, more beautiful world, as if by reproducing the outside in its perfect state, the artist can induce us to greater internal satisfaction. Howard Behrens is a romantic poet sculpting paint on canvas, and while he has spawned an entire cottage industry of emulators, few, if any, capture the emotional breadth of this man in love with love, life and the sun.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Between Surrealism and Abstractionism Hedda Sterne

«Hedda Sterne (born Hedwig Lindenberg) was an artist best remembered as the only woman in a group of Abstract Expressionists known as „The Irascibles“ which consisted of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and others. Sterne was, in fact, the only woman photographed with the group by Nina Leen for Life magazine in 1950. In her artistic endavors she created a body of work known for exhibiting a stubborn independence from styles and trends, including Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with which she is often associated.Sterne has been almost completely overlooked in art historical narratives of the post-war American art scene. At the time of her death, possibly the last surviving artist of the first-generation of the New York School, Hedda Sterne viewed her widely varied works more as in flux than as definitive statements. In 1944 she married Saul Steinberg the Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker.During the late 1940s she became a member of The Irascible Eighteen, a group of abstract painters who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy towards American painting of the 1940s and who posed for a famous picture in 1950; members of the group besides Sterne included: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piotr Kowalski - Contemporary Sculptor & Visual Artist

Piotr Kowalski was an artist, sculptor, and architect. He was born 2 March 1927, in Poland, and died 7 January 2004 in Paris, France.Piotr Kowalski.Piotr Kowalski worked in non-traditional materials including electronic and mechanical devices, neon art, large earth works, explosions and other natural phenomena including plant growth and gravity. His work often expressed science or natural laws in direct and tangible ways, immediate to the senses.A refugee of World War II, a graduate of MIT, he immigrated to France as an architect for UNESCO and spent most of the rest of his life in Paris. Along with gallery works, he installed several large outdoors projects.Piotr Kowalski was born 2 March 1927 in Lviv, then in Poland,now Ukraine. By 1946 he was a refugee of the war living in Brazil. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1952, receiving a Bachelors in Architecture, and maintained relations with MIT throughout his life. He worked as an architect for I. M. Pei from 1952 until 1953, then joined Marcel Breuer as an architect at UNESCO in Paris.He became a fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in 1978, and continued in that position until 1985.In 1985, he became president of the Ars Technica Association connected to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie uniting philosophers, artists, scientists such as Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond, Claude Faure, Jean-Max Albert, Sara Holt, Piero Gilardi, Jean-Claude Mocik, reflecting on the relationship between art and new technologies.He was named professor at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rana Salama - Contemporary Visual Artist

Alexandria, Egypt. After 5 years of schooling in the art of interior design, Rana discovered a new outlet to express her emotions. Abstract art became a life changing endeavor. Each piece became intertwined with a story and she began to live each new creation, referring to them as her babies. Rana loves the freedom and creativity that she finds in abstract, inspired by unlimited creativity and the openness to be unique. Incorporating several techniques and tools to her style, this pursuant artist has been featured in art exhibitions throughout Egypt, featuring artists from countries such as Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Canada and more. She has also been successful in sales to countries including USA, Egypt, Kuwait,Lebanon, Australia and the Philippines. Rana's (one of a kind) creations are a must own for any collector. Be sure to keep your eyes open, because this artist has drive and potential to thrive in a global market.
«Happiness, positivity and pride are my pillars for success. The key to producing a piece of valuable Art that goes beyond your living room wall is to tell a sentimental story that really captures and challenges your thoughts. This is what really differentiates one artist from another.»


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CoBrA - European avant-garden art Asger Jorn

«Asger Jorn was a Danish artist and co-founder of the avant-garde CoBrA group in 1948.  He is best known for his paintings, lithographs, and etchings, where he experimented with spontaneous line and semi-figurative representation—two fundamental aspects of the distinctive CoBrA visual language. In one of his best-known series called Défigurations, he overpainted inexpensive 19th century works that he collected at the flea markets, obscuring the classical images with his gestural style. Born on March 3, 1914 in Vejrum, Denmark, he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1937 to 1942, where he was influenced abstract art and critical thought. One of Jorn’s other major contributions came after he and his friend, the artist Guy Debord, founded the Situationist International in 1957. As a member of social avant-garde revolutionary movements, Jorn often combined writing with images as a means of popular communication. During this same time, he began working on his masterpiece painting, simply titled Stalingrad, which used layers of paint to depict the famous Russian battle. Jorn continued laboring on the painting until his death on May 1, 1973 in Aarhus, Denmark. The Silkeborg Museum of Art was renamed the Museum Jorn in 2010 in his honor.»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minimalism and conceptual art Francois Morellet

Francois Morellet (30 April 1926 – 10 May 2016) was a French contemporary painter, sculptor, and light artist. His early work prefigured minimal art and conceptual art, and he played a prominent role in the development of geometrical abstract art.After a short period of figurative/representational work, Morellet turned to abstraction in 1950 and he adopted a pictorial language of simple geometric forms: lines, squares and triangles assembled into two-dimensional compositions. In 1961, he was one of the founders of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), with fellow artists Francisco Sobrino, Horatio Garcia-Rossi, Hugo DeMarco, Julio Le Parc, Jean-Pierre Yvaral (the son of Victor Vasarely) and Joël Stein, François Molnar and Vera Molnar (the last two left the group shortly after). Morellet began at this time to work with neon tube lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruben Galerme - new paintings for sale

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Entrance to the stay. Sunny.
Oil on canvas, 51 x 76.2 cm.
 impressionistic effect.
Value: USD 1,900.00

 

In the Delta. Autumn.
Oil painting by Rubén Galerme
made on hardboard in 60 x 80 cm.
Impressionist style Value: USD 1,200.00

 

Ranch in the Delta.
Sun effect.
Oil on hardboard, 63 x 60 cm…
Impressionist style.
Value: USD 1,600.00

 

Avda. De Mayo and Piedras, Bs.As.,
Autumn. Oil on hardboard in 55 x 50 cm.
Urban Impressionism.
Value: 1,200.00 USD

 

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Graffiti Paintings - Nancy Riedel

«I drawed since my childhood but usually it was a smaller size and only with pencils or markers. Thisyear I started experience graffiti, spray art and painting in a bigger
size. Right now I start to explore the acrylic painting, but I don't
have an artwork so far with that technique.Right now some artworks are hanging in a gallery in nuremberg (where Ilive).The big pictures are 120x90 cm, the others are smaller.The technique is justspraying with cans, some details with acryl and stencils.»Nancy Riedel

 

 

 

 

 

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Afro Libio Basaldella — Abstract Italian Art

Afro Libio Basaldella (March 4, 1912 – July 24, 1976) was an Italian painter in the post-war period, working together with Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana, and beginning as a member of the Scuola Romana. He was generally known by the single name Afro.
Born in Udine, Afro first showed his work when he was sixteen, alongside the paintings of his artist brothers, Dino and Mirko (it). Two years later he and Dino won a scholarship to study art in Rome under a stipend from the Marangoni Arts Foundation in Udine.
By 1933 he was exhibiting, along with fellow Friulians Bosisio, Pittino e Taiuti, at the Galleria del Milione in Milan. In 1935 he participated in the Rome Quadriennale art exhibition, and he showed his work several times at the Venice Biennale. Afro followed the School of Rome, creating murals. In 1936, he receives a commission to paint for the Udine opera house. In 1937, collaborating with Corrado Cagli, he works on large murals for the World Exhibition held in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Active and Structural Graphic Art Vladimír Boudník

Vladimír Boudník (17 March 1924 in Prague — 5 December 1968 in Prague) was a graphic artist, photographer and a key figure in Czech post-war art, and a representative of the «explosionism» movement. He is best known for his active and structural graphic art, but also created mostly photographic and monotype works that, until recently, remained unknown.During World War II Boudník was sent to forced labor in Germany, an experience that resulted in a lifelong trauma. After the war, he attended art school, where he studied printmaking. He spent a brief period working in advertising before getting a job at an ironworks in Kladno, where he met Bohumil Hrabal. In 1952 Boudník, began working for ČKD Works in Prague. The factory environment served as an inspiration for his «active graphics» made of industrial material and waste. In 1968, Boudník committed suicide while experimenting with asphyxiation.Boudník worked mostly in graphics, and developed a number of innovative printmaking techniques. He was also one of the first Czech artist to begin working with the general public, organizing «happenings» and interacting with psychiatric patients.His work had a large influence on many contemporary Czech artists, especially author Bohumil Hrabal, with whom he shared many years of friendship. Boudník appears in several novels by Hrabal.
Since 1995, the city of Prague has annually awarded the Vladimír Boudník Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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