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René Magritte

René Magritte
René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. Early life[edit] Career[edit] Magritte's earliest paintings, which date from about 1915, were Impressionistic in style.[2] From 1916 to 1918, he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, under Constant Montald, but found the instruction uninspiring. In 1922, Magritte married Georgette Berger, whom he had met as a child in 1913.[1] From December 1920 until September 1921, Magritte served in the Belgian infantry in the Flemish town of Beverlo near Leopoldsburg. Galerie 'Le Centaure' closed at the end of 1929, ending Magritte's contract income. During the German occupation of Belgium in World War II he remained in Brussels, which led to a break with Breton. Magritte Museum[edit]

Bernard Buffet Bernard Buffet (10 July 1928 – 4 October 1999) was a French painter of Expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group "L'homme Témoin" (the Witness-Man).[1] Life and work[edit] Buffet was born in Paris, France, and studied art there at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of the Fine Arts) and worked in the studio of the painter Eugène Narbonne. Sustained by the picture-dealer Maurice Garnier, Buffet produced religious pieces, landscapes, portraits and still-lifes. On December 12, 1958, Buffet married the writer and actress Annabel Schwob. On November 23, 1973, the Bernard Buffet Museum was founded by Kiichiro Okano, in Surugadaira, Japan. At the request of the French postal administration in 1978, he designed a stamp depicting the Institut et le Pont des Arts - on this occasion the Post Museum arranged a retrospective of his works.[2] Buffet created more than 8,000 paintings and many prints as well. Theme exhibitions (selection)[edit] Awards[edit]

Ilija Basicevic - Bosilj | Biografija ...Kako sam već napred naveo o svojim roditeljima i o braći i o sestrama a sada bi tevo da kažem nešto malo i o sebi. Rekavo sam da sam rodjen kavo deveto dete u matere i u oca. Rodjen pa vec nisam bijo mnogo interesantan a tako isto ni poželjan jer su se roditelji već bili skoro i navoleli dece koja su se radjala bolovala umirala. Koliko se sećam da mi je mati rekla ali već odraslom damise nije baš nimalo radovala mene je to uvredilo pa kaže daje čak Boga molila dase rodim mrtav ali kako se to mišljenje promene kod svog sveta tako se promenilo i kod moje matere. Brigo moja ja sam malo se sigravo sa decom na šoru pa ih malo poznajem akako ću ići u školu odvojitise od matere biti medju nepoznatom decom. I pored moje bojazni dodje dan dase ide u školu mati me uzme zaruku i dovede u školu po prozivu Predame učitelju sada vi majke možete ići kući a deca neka ostanu u školi. Tako polazim sa ocem na njivu kadase ore i kopa žanje onda ide i brat stariji i sestre.

George Lois Background[edit] Lois was born in New York City on June 26, 1931, the son of Greek immigrants. Lois attended the High School of Music and Art, and received a basketball scholarship to Syracuse University, although he chose to attend Pratt Institute. Lois attended only one year at Pratt, then left to work for Reba Sochis until he was drafted six months later by the Army to fight in the Korean War. Career[edit] CBS[edit] After the Korean war, Lois went to work for the advertising and promotions department at CBS where he designed print and media projects. Lois Holland Callaway Agency[edit] In 1967 he left to form Lois, Holland, Callaway. Braniff Airways Account[edit] In 1968, Lois obtained the coveted Braniff International Airways account. The Big Idea[edit] In comments about Mad Men, a television drama that aspires to depict the advertising industry he worked in, Lois summarized his experiences of the times: Accolades[edit] Controversy[edit] Awards[edit] Bibliography[edit] References[edit] Videos

Download 35,000 Works of Art from the National Gallery, Including Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rembrandt & More As a young amateur painter and future art school dropout, I frequently found myself haunted by the faces of two artists, that famously odd couple from my favorite art history novelization—and Kirk Douglas role and Iggy Pop song—Lust for Life. Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, above and below respectively, the tormented Dutch fanatic and burly French bully—how, I still wonder, could such a pair have ever co-existed, however briefly? How could such beautifully skewed visions of life have existed at all? Van Gogh and Gaugin’s several self-portraits still inspire wonder. Now, thanks to the wonders of digital technology, my older self, and yours, can view and download high-resolution photos of both paintings, and over 35,000 more from the museum’s vast holdings, through NGA Images, “a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art.” There you’ll find works by another obsessive Dutch self-portraitist, Rembrandt van Rijn, such as the lush 1659 painting below.

АПРИЛ У ИВАНОВУ | Фото-савез Србије Фотогенично банатско село Иваново, удаљено од Панчева свега 17 а од Београда 35 километра, било је у недељу 13. априла 2014. године окупирано фотографима из Србије и иностранства. Из године у годину се број фотографа који се одазивају на позив љубазних домаћина Дома културе “Жарко Зрењанин” и Фото групе “Дунавац” повећава, па их је ове године било око 100. Будући да је село окружено каналима чија вода потиче од оближњег Дунава, фотографима су и ове године били на располагању чамци за обилазак по води. И ове, као и прошлих година, организатори су обезбедили моделе – младиће и девојке из села и једну младу породицу. Прошлогодишња победница конкурса “Иваново у фокусу”, Александра Лековић, фотограф из Београда, одржала је своју прву самосталну изложбу фотографија под називом “Унутрашњи простор” и “Омеђени линијама”. Како изгледају најбоље фотографије снимљене овог пролећног априлског дана бићемо у прилици да видимо на јесен када буде завршен конкурс “Иваново у фокусу 2014″ . Драган Бабовић,

Между небом и землей. Мариана Калачева Цитата сообщения Марина_КопьеваМежду небом и землей Ко дню влюбленных! Mariana Kalacheva В дополнение к предыдущему посту. Лунная прогулка Волшебный дым Спускайся вниз Свадьба Дерево желаний Ледовая площадка Воздушные шары На пригорке Поцелуй Путешествия Маргаритки Маки Маки-воскресенье Под березкой Под звездами Хобби Танец на канате На пляже Чехарда Свадебные гости в воздухе После вечеринки Подарок Истории с Ангелами Gabriel Rafael Haniel Michael Azrael Uriel Tsadkiel Художница Мариана Калачева (Mariana Kalacheva) родилась в 1977 году в Пловдиве, Болгария. Загляните в эти зеленые глаза! Я рада возможности поделиться с вами такими замечательными находками! Mariana Kalacheva . Настроение сейчас - Будьте счастливы!

Spider soft sculpture made from vintage embroidery by MisterFinch STREET ART UTOPIA » We declare the world as our canvasSTREET ART UTOPIA » We declare the world as our canvas Han van Meegeren Han van Meegeren (pronounced [ɦɑn ʋɑn ˈmeɣərən]) (10 October 1889 in Deventer, Overijssel – 30 December 1947 in Amsterdam), born Henricus Antonius van Meegeren, was a Dutch painter and portraitist and is considered to be one of the most ingenious art forgers of the 20th century.[1] As a child, van Meegeren developed an enthusiasm for the paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, and later set out to become an artist himself. When art critics decried his work as tired and derivative, van Meegeren felt that they had destroyed his career. Thereupon, he decided to prove his talent to the critics by forging paintings of some of the world's most famous artists, including Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch and Johannes Vermeer. He so well replicated the styles and colours of the artists that the best art critics and experts of the time regarded his paintings as genuine and sometimes exquisite. Early years[edit] Career as a legitimate painter[edit] The forgeries[edit]

Christopher Anderson Magnum archives | Features | TANK Magazine Christopher Anderson has lived in New York City since 1998, except for a four-year stint in Paris. A Magnum photographer, his images have appeared in the New Yorker and he is currently New York Magazine’s first ever photographer-in-residence. He made this selection of photographs of cities from the Magnum archives exclusively for TANK. New York City, 1998. Photography by Chien-Chi Chang Left: Brussels, 1981. “I try to look for pictures that don’t just convey statistics about the idea of population and crowdedness but that reveal something more about the experience of living in and being part of a city – because living in a city I feel like I’m part of a large organism.” Left, top: New York City, 2011. Right, top: Top: Port-au-Prince, 1994. “In 2011 The New Yorker asked me to photograph in a way that made a lyrical comment about New York today, ten years after September 11th, how has it changed, emotionally, spiritually, physically. Left, top: New York City, 2011. Tokyo, 1980.

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of the way a totally mundane occurrence, when captured from just the right angle, can look like a still plucked from a sci-fi film. Architectural critic Jonathan Glancey defines cities as “zoolike, forestlike places planted with trees and alive with animals.” Jackie Higgins’ “The World Atlas of Street Photography,“ published by Yale University Press, features a compendium of artists and perspectives from around the world, each fearlessly hunting the urban jungle, camera in hand. Behold, 10 dazzling international street photographers who allow us to see the world in ways we never thought possible. 1. From ‘A City Refracted’, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012–14 2. 3. Appold Street, 6 pm 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Woman vs. the World: Photographer Guia Besana Tackles The Pressures of Femininity Italian photographer Guia Besana‘s work explores notions of the duplicitous world in which womanhood and perfection are synonymous. Using personal and deeply felt experiences to depict complex but universally felt emotions, Besana has become an unexpected champion of the female condition. Her series Baby Blues depicts the surreally isolating experience of raising a young child, while Under Pressure speaks to larger issues of women attempting an impossible balance of work, marriage and motherhood, beauty and acceptance in the contemporary world. The photographs are colorful nightmares of psychological tensions, each woman trapped or suspended in these alternate universes of expectation. We asked Besana about her inspiration and how she uses Squarespace to keep her audience up-to-date with fresh work without sacrificing design or utility. Your series Under Pressure and Baby Blues both explore the anxiety that simply goes along with being female. All images © Guia Besana

DIY BALENCIAGA INSPIRED RUFFLE SKIRT 15th January 2013 One of my absolute favourite collections from the coming SS13 season was Balenciaga, I was so incredibly taken with the monotones, cropped silhouettes, exaggerated ruffles and dip hemmed skirts, not to mention the stacked gold rings (get thee to the hardware store!). Straight away I knew the collection would be the inspiration for one of my projects this year. I decided to try my hand at the monotone ruffled hem skirts, reworking a simple black skirt I picked up in a thrift store by adding a black and white ruffled asymmetric hem. This was the runway inspiration, I decided to go for a white ruffle lined with black as opposed to the black ruffle lined with white seen on the runway – feel free to mix it up depending on what you like. You need: A simple black skirt1m (approx 1 yard) of white cotton fabric1m (approx 1 yard) of black cotton fabricDressmaker’s ScissorsBlack and white threadA Sewing machineMeasuring tapePins or get a sewing kit here. How to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

A Closer Look Go to content Go to navigation Go to search Change language Our "Closer Look" interactive multimedia modules allow you to see the details of an artwork through a magnifying glass, while commentaries and animations give you its historical and artistic background. This section is supported by eni. A closer look at the Mona Lisa Forget the clichés and look at the painting. A closer look at the Winged Victory of Samothrace A peerless masterpiece of Greek sculpture, the Winged Victory of Samothrace standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. This multimedia feature was produced with the support of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière (Fimalac), who has been a patron of the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities since 1995. A closer look at the Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour A closer look at Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss A closer look at the Seated Scribe Practical information Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France Buy tickets