Brett Whiteley ~ The Meaning Of Existence
The fine art of painting, which is the bastard of alchemy, always has been always will be, a game. The rules of the game are quite simple: in a given arena, on as many psychic fronts as the talent allows, one must visually describe, the centre of the meaning of existence.
Brett Whiteley (Australian artist, 1939-1992)
Purnima Dabholkar ~ Colorful Painter
Purnima Dabholkar is a self-taught artist,working in acrylics and oil on canvas.Figurative paintings are her forte,but she is trying her hand at landscapes too. Bright and vibrant colours are ever present in her work!

This painting is my favorite, called Untitled 3.
Nona Rostagno ~ Art Is All Around Her…
Music in the Air

Nona Rostagno

Nona is  born in the Ukraine, but for political reasons her father left his country in 1943 to live somewhere else. They went to Brazil. The whole family got the Brazilian nationality. In Brazil Nona had the opportunity to study languages, music and specially art.  Her first exhibition was in Germany, in Hamburg, in a Refugee Camp and she was only 5.  Since then she never stopped drawing. Lately she discovered that teaching is marvelous as she is able to help many people emotionally.

The painting we see here is about a person that played near her studio. She didnt know him, but now they are friends. He plays for her, calling her...
Rodrigo Banus ~ Schizophrenia

Rodrigo Banus
Basquiat ~ On Drawing
"Believe it or not, I can actually draw."

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American  artist and the first artist of African descent to become an international art star. His career in art began as a graffiti artist in New York City, and in the 1980s produced Neo-expressionist painting. Basquiat died due to a heroin overdose on August 12, 1988, at the age of 27.
Jean Delville ~ The Love Of The Souls
The Love of the Souls, 1900, Brussels.
Jean Delville
This painting is based on the philosophy of Plato, man and woman unite and then find back the original unity of the androgen.
Alfred Stevens ~ La Parisienne Japonaise
La Parisienne Japonaise by Alfred Stevens
Alifya Daruwala ~ Painter Of The Universe

Alifya loves art and drawing since childhood at an early age of 8..

"life seemed very much pleasant n fruitful when i ever knew myself to draw those landscapes at first which were purely my thoughts expressed in paintings...and that could never be interpreted by interactions..."

She loved doing space art when she was 10.. She admired the vast universe and galaxies and other various solar systems that existed in this region which knew no bounds...She was amazed for such "a wonderful creation by god ever made"...this increased her knowledge and motivated her to sketch different landscapes of planets with their moons.. She also practiced calligraphy of her own made words in different patterns and gave designs to it in her own style of creation....

This painting is titled Astronomical View

More works can be seen in the online gallery Passion of Art

"My painting of imagination of far away distant planetz which is observed by a comet in a constellation hydra....."

Alifya Daruwala
Nandita Ritchie ~ Painter
Nandita Ritchie is a self taught artist and paint in the Impressionistic style.  Her works are highly textured with a sense of relief work. I try to capture vibrant colors of nature with the effect of light. I work mostly with palette knife using the “ impasto wet on wet “ technique.

Her work is a visual diary of her experience of the garden where she grew up as a child watching her grandfather and father working with their green hands creating the most beautiful garden with exotic flowers and trees for her to play, enjoy and respect nature, in her home town pink city Jaipur, India.

Photo painting: Keli Flowers
Man Ray
"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information."

Man Ray  1890 -1976