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JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS ~ HOPE AND AMBITION

“My maturity has not fulfilled the hopes and ambitions of my youth” John Everett Millais

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JAVIER ALISTE ~ PAINTER OF MAGICAL SUBCONSCIOUSNESSES

The artist Javier Aliste searches for the syncretism of our current cultural identity. To find his answers he has been researching the Andean world and the idiosyncrasies of the Amazonian people since 1997. In his work of art he uses sacred chromatic and sacred symbolism, which is inspired on the way people live in South America typically Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Using his heritage of the South American continent – Javier was born in Chile and living in Buenos Aires – where art has always been a mixture...

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EDGAR DEGAS ~ THE MYSTERY OF A PAINTING

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people. Edgar Degas Self portrait 1855

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PAUL CEZANNE ~ FEELINGS & ART

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all… feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique – all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne Photo: Cezanne in his studio, 1904

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PAUL CEZANNE ~ FEELINGS & ART

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all… feeling is the principle, the beginning and the end; craft, objective, technique – all these are in the middle. Paul Cezanne Photo: Cezanne in his studio, 1904

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TAMARA DE LEMPICKA ~ GLAMOUR STAR

…for my inspiration…I liked to go out in the evenings… and have a good-looking man tell me how beautiful I am or how great an artist I am - and he touches my hand … I loved it! – I needed that. And I had many, many.” Tamara de Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”.

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MARC CHAGALL ~ ART FROM THE HEART

Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, St. Paul de Vence, 1955 -by Philippe Halsman ‘When I work from my heart, almost everything comes right, but when from my head, almost nothing.”

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ANTONI TAPIES ~ ART AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

“Art should startle the viewer into thinking about the meaning of life.” ANTONI TAPIES Barcelona, 1923 – 2012, painter, sculptor. Tàpies eschewed traditional painting materials and championed the use of all sorts of other materials long before arte povera became a fashionable critical notion. He did in fact invent a new form of material expression.

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JACK VETTRIANO ~ ON CREATIVE PEOPLE

Creative people are stifled somehow by domesticity. They need to have late nights and bad mornings. Jack Vettriano The Letter by Jack Vettriano

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MALEVICH ~ ON SINCERITY

Only dull and impotent artists screen their work with sincerity. In art there is need for truth, not sincerity. Kazimir Malevich Self portrait, 1933

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