Is photography an extension of painting?
As we know photography is the art of light, painting is the art of line and colour. The goal is the same, but the medium is completely different. As Cartier-Bresson said,
… Drawing and photography start from the same point: the act of looking; then the drawing is an elaboration of reality, photography and a supreme moment captured in a single instant. Read more
Belvedere Palace – the palace complex:
During a visit to Vienna, one of the highlights was visiting the Belvedere Palace, not soley for the painting and photography exhibits, but for the garden palace complexes which were created by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt for Prince Eugene of Savoy. The gardens were seperators to distinguish the Upper and Lower Belvedere. The Palace is now home to the Austrian Gallery, which is divided on two parts. Read more
Gérard Vulliamy (1909-2005)
Gérard Vulliamy (1909-2005) was a painter, draftsman and engraver of French Swiss origin born in Paris. He attended the school of André Lhote, in which he joined the group in 1932 Abstraction- Creation founded by Auguste Herbin. Vulliamy met Jacques Villon, Robert Delaunay and Piet Mondrian. Two years later, he progressed to surrealism. This is when he became part of the group of Swiss artists Allianz. Read more
“The word montage came to identify specifically the rapid, shock cutting that Eisenstein employed in his films. Its use survives to this day in the specially created ‘montage sequences’ inserted into Hollywood films to suggest, in a blur of double exposures, the rise to fame of an opera singer or, in brief model shots, the destruction of an airplane, a city or a planet” Arthur Knight  Read more
Gustav Klimt – Symbolist painter
Gustav Klimt was born in 1876 in a city of Vienna called Baumgarten, today it is divided into two parts. Gustav Klimt was an important painter of symbolisms and a member of the painters union called Art nouveau group. Gustav was also widely known because he founded the movement of the Vienna Secession, in which modernist artists wanted to end academic standard paint and revolutionize painting. Read more
Painting and music reduces stress
Painting and music reduces stress, every artist who works in a quiet environment is often accompanied by good music, classical, rock, hiphop, this helps a lot in the creation of an artist process, helping to unleash the deepest sense of the soul, after the painting is a reflection of the artist’s state of mind itself. Read more
Augusto Rodrigues Duarte
Augusto Rodrigues Duarte was born in Nespereira in Portugal. He began his studies in 1866 at the Imperial Academy of Fine arts. He drew attention at school for being a great student, winning several awards, including two gold medals. His strengh laid in painting portraits and landscapes. Read more
Benjamin Abraham the unscrupulous character.
Benjamin Abraham (1901-1938), a Syrian-Lebanese who fled to Brazil in 1915, fleeing the mandatory enlistment call during the First World War. For a long time, he worked as a salesman until he became private secretary to Father Cicero. One of Benjamin Abraham jobs was to research Lampião, Maria Bonita and other outlaws. Read more
Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
The muses of Pablo Picasso play a central role in his art, entire periods can be identified with his respective muses. “Nude Seated in a Chair” (1963) shows Jacqueline Roque, whom he met in 1952 and married in 1961. 45 his junor, she became the artist most important muse during his last twenty years, a symbolic figure of feminity; beauty; and male desire. Picasso’s art work of Jacqueline Rogue exhibt everfresh inspiration which is noted in the boisterous brushwork.