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Portraits and Figure Paintings by Mandie Keay

Portraits and Figure Paintings by Mandie Keay

What makes paintings realistic? Precision? Saturation? Or the sharpness of the edges? Probably all of these elements. But you should never forget about another no less essential feature — emotional connection. A real master is one who can create a ...

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Garry Watin, a Talented Realist Painter Whose Art Elevates Souls

Garry Watin, a Talented Realist Painter Whose Art Elevates Souls

Artists are creators. Their craft is to translate the beauty of the imagination into aesthetics. Some artists are also educators, which is a truly noble occupation, considering how much energy and dedication it requires. Only a few are actually able ...

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Evocative and Vivid Portraits by Iryna Fedorenko

Evocative and Vivid Portraits by Iryna Fedorenko

These days, an aptitude for painting, photography, sculpture, or any other form of art doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a dazzling success. Contemporary artists should work hard to make themselves successful, often taking on different roles and continuously improving through self-learning. ...

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Contrastful Portraits by the Emerging Artist Hannah Reinhard

Contrastful Portraits by the Emerging Artist Hannah Reinhard

Portraiture has been a significant part of art throughout centuries. The ancient craft is nothing but an uncanny ability to decipher the personality, individual’s physical features, their nature and expression. True portraitists do not depict or imitate but create another ...

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The Jeanne Oosting Prize Goes to Hanna Van Bart

The Jeanne Oosting Prize Goes to Hanna Van Bart

The Jeanne Oosting Prize is awarded every year to two artists working in a figurative style. It was created almost fifty years ago, in 1970, by Adriana Johanna Wilhelmina (Jeanne) Bieruma Oosting. She was a Dutch sculptor, graphic artist, painter, ...

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The Louvre Plans to Buy Rembrandt’s Artwork

The Louvre Plans to Buy Rembrandt’s Artwork

The Louvre plans to purchase a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn “The Standard-Bearer” (1636). It is an elegant full-size portrait of a standing man, which has been owned by the French branch of the Rothschild dynasty for almost two centuries. ...

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Edvard Munch’s Exhibitions in London and Moscow

Edvard Munch’s Exhibitions in London and Moscow

Among the highlights of the exhibition “Edvard Munch. Love and fear,” which opened in the British Museum, is a scandalous artwork by the Norwegian artist titled “Self-Portrait with Tulla Larsen.” Munch created this painting in 1905 and two years later, ...

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“Thérèse on a Bench Seat” by Balthus Gets Auctioned

“Thérèse on a Bench Seat” by Balthus Gets Auctioned

In May, Christie’s Auction House will put up the art collection of Dorothy and Richard Sherwood for sale. Major works will be offered in two evening sales – those of impressionist and post-impressionist art pieces and the works by the ...

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