Modest Cuixart - Art Informel

Modest Cuixart  (1925-2007)
«Painter, draftsman, printmaker and scenographer Spanish. He was born in Barcelona on November 2, 1925 and passed away in Palamós (Girona) on October 31, 2007.In 1944 he joined the Faculty of medicine, but abandoned it in 1946 to devote himself completely to painting. In 1948 he participated in the founding of the magazine Dau al set and in the Group of the same name, being the first and most important manifestation of Spanish surrealism of post-war linking innovative movements after the war with the avant-garde of the first third of the century, together with Arnau Puig, Joan Brossa, Tharrats and Tàpies. Two years later, took part in the „second week of art“ organized by the „School of Altamira“, where he became friends with Willi Baumeister, Lloréns Artigas, Luis Felipe Vivanco and Ricardo Gullón, among others. In 1951 he travelled to France, alternating her residence between Lyon and Paris. His first paintings and drawings, in the Decade of the 1940s, are assigned to expressionism. Then it went through a surreal stage linked to fantastic and dreamlike, images in the time of „Dau to Set“. In the Decade of the fifties evolved into a painting informalist and material that uses the „dripping“ and collage, to end up going to a painting which will progressively accentuating of expressionist figuration, with a special interest in the female figure and „erotic“ images. Cuixart Antigone of the Ballet Moderne de Paris made a substantial graphic works, as well as decorations and theatrical costumes, including those carried out for the ballet in 1964. In 1958 he won prize Torres García and in 1959 the painting prize of the 'V biennial of São Paulo».

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan-Josep Tharrats - Abstract Art

Joan-Josep Tharrats i Vidal (1918 in Girona – 2001 in Barcelona) was a Spanish painter, art theorist and publisher.Born into an industrialist family, his father was the businessman and poet Josep Tharrats i Vilà. From 1932 to 1935 he lived in Béziers, before relocating to Barcelona where he studied at the Escola Massana. The Spanish Civil War brought his studies to an end, and he wouldn't resume his art career until 1942. His initial style was akin to Impressionism but moved into abstraction as the influence of Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky became more important to him. From 1946 on he used collage techniques. In 1947 he was introduced to artists Arnau Puig Grau, Joan Ponç, Modest Cuixart, Antoni Tàpies, Joan Brossa and Josep Vicenç Foix at the Institut Français in Barcelona. With some of these artists he founded the group Dau al Set, which published the magazine of the same name, printed in his atelier.
He was one of the most visible artists in the local avantgarde art of the post-war years. His style evolved from lineal abstraction influenced by surrealism (during his Dau al Set years) towards Art Informel working with texture, color and graphism. His work also includes a variety of posters, books, murals, stained glass, mosaics, jewelry and opera scenography. També va fer cartells, il·lustrà llibres i va fer murals, vitralls, mosaics, joies i fins i tot escenografies d'òpera (Spleen de 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Master of documentary photography Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt (born Elio Romano Erwitt, 26 July 1928) is an American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's «decisive moment».Erwitt served as a photographer's assistant in the 1950s in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. He was influenced by meeting the famous photographers Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration's photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. He then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier's, Look, Life and Holiday. Erwitt was invited to become a member of Magnum Photos by the founder Robert Capa. One of the subjects Erwitt has frequently photographed in his career is dogs: they have been the subject of five of his books, Son of Bitch (1974), To the Dogs (1992), Dog Dogs (1998), Woof (2005), and Elliott Erwitt's Dogs (2008).
Erwitt has created an alter ego, the beret-wearing and pretentious «André S. Solidor» (which abbreviates to «ass») — «a contemporary artist, from one of the French colonies in the Caribbean, I forget which one» — in order to «satirise the kooky excesses of contemporary photography.» His work was published in a book, The Art of André S. Solidor (2009), and exhibited in 2011 at the Paul Smith Gallery in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helmut Newton - fashion photographer

 Helmut Newton (born Helmut Neustädter; 31 October 1920 – 23 January 2004) was a German-Australian photographer. He was a «prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications.»Newton was born in Berlin, the son of Klara «Claire» (née Marquis) and Max Neustädter, a button factory owner.[2] His family was Jewish.Newton attended the Heinrich-von-Treitschke-Realgymnasium and the American School in Berlin. Interested in photography from the age of 12 when he purchased his first camera, he worked for the German photographer Yva (Elsie Neuländer Simon) from 1936.Newton was interned by British authorities while in Singapore and was sent to Australia on board the Queen Mary, arriving in Sydney on 27 September 1940.[4] Internees travelled to the camp at Tatura, Victoria by train under armed guard. He was released from internment in 1942 and briefly worked as a fruit picker in Northern Victoria. In April 1942, he enlisted with the Australian Army and worked as a truck driver. After the war in 1945, he became a British subject and changed his name to Newton in 1946. In 1948, he married actress June Browne, who performed under the stage name June Brunell. She later became a successful photographer under the ironic pseudonym Alice Springs (after Alice Springs, the central Australian town).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oktogon - Roman Opałka

«Painter and etcher. Born on the 27th of August 1931 in Abbeville (France). Died in Rome on the 6th of August, 2011.
Opałka is one of the best-known Polish artists outside Poland — a painter, the author of unusual „spatial arrangements“. In these works, all the visual elements play an equal role (paintings, the artist's photographic portraits) together with the phonic (his voice counting the numbers that he paints on the canvas).
During the Second World War, Opałka was in Germany with his family. After the war, he returned to France, and in 1946 he was repatriated to Poland. He left the country again in 1977. He lives in France.Between 1949-50, he studied at the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Łódź (currently the Fine Arts Academy) and after that, for six years, at the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy. Parallel to his studies, he also worked on drawing and realistic painting (which he continued until 1958). At the end of the ‘50s, he became interested in the painting of matter...»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digital Art - Mirror - M.Frias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harold Balazs

Harold Balazs ( 1928 — 2017 )  was an American sculptor and artist whose work has been featured in exhibits and public art installations throughout the Northwestern United States. He is known for creating large, abstract metal sculptures, but also created murals, jewelry, furniture, drawings, stained glass and wooden boats.
Balazs lived in Mead, Washington and referred to the studio in his barn as Mead Art Works. Harold passed away December 30, 2017.
He was born in 1928, in a small Ohio farming community during the Depression Era. While his mother encouraged his interest in art, he honed his skills in his father's sheet metal and air conditioning business. He moved with his parents to Spokane, Washington, and later majored in art at Washington State University. It is there that he met his wife, Rosemary.His first collaboration for commissioned work was a mural at Ridpath Hotel in Spokane, produced with Patrick Flammia in 1951. He became a leading liturgical artist, with sculpture, painting, stained glass, and reliefs inside over 200 churches and synagogues in the Pacific Northwest, including a bas relief sculpture on the east facade of the First United Methodist Church in Eugene, Oregon. Balazs served three terms as Washington State Arts Commissioner and helped draft the state's percent for art legislation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rammellzee - Street art

«Rammellzee ( 1960-210 ) was an American street and performance artist, sculptor, writer, and hip-hop musician, famous for his Wild Style tag work that can be found all over the East Village in New York City. Rammellzee’s graffiti style, which is dynamic and vibrant, was created by a group of like-minded people in the 1980s and it is based on the illegible writing resembling the Gothic script. Rammellzee is also widely known for his performances and wearing extremely elaborate Samurai-like masks and costumes. During his short lifetime, he had many shows alongside with the eminent names such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Futura.»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mila Smagliy - Painting for Sale

 Odessa Ukraine

 Contact: smagliy.mila@gmail.com

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Old garden 45cm x 40cm  acrylic painting — carton — 1000 USD


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Emilio Grau Sala - Colorism & Modern Art

Emilio (Emi) Grau Sala (1911, Barcelona — 1975, Paris) was a Catalan painter. He studied at the Fine Art Academy of Barcelona and came to France in 1932. He was a famous colorist (oil painting, watercolor and pastel) and illustrator. In the French Salon «Comparaisons», he was a member of the group of Maurice Boitel.
«A School of Paris painter who never abandoned lyrical figurative and landscape subjects, Emilio Grau-Sala was born in Barcelona and studied at the School of Fine Arts in his native town. Beginning his public career in 1929, he moved to Paris in 1932 and exhibited at the Salon du Printemps.His lively and graceful street scenes, circus rings and interiors accorded well with current sensibilities in the Parisian art center, and Grau-Sala quickly gained an international reputation. In 1937 he was awarded a Carnegie prize in Pittsburgh, and his regular exhibitions in the United States made him as sought-after overseas as he was in Europe.
In addition to his work as a painter, Grau-Sala was also recognized as an important illustrator, decorator, and pastel painter, illustrating numerous fine editions of volumes by authors such as Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Maupassant.
Leisure, entertainment, and elegant domesticity are Grau Sala’s most frequently treated themes: people conversing at the racetrack or circus, splendid parties, or domestic scenes in well-appointed interiors. He depicted his pleasant scenes with an intense, broken color and sparkling, impastic surface heighten the joyous quality so typical of his work.»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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