Monthly Archives: August 2016

Belvedere Palace

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

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

Film Montage

Film Montage

 “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 [1] Read more


Spiritualism, The beginnings……what was the great fuss about?
According to a definition adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of America, spiritualism “is the science, philosophy and religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of mediumship, with those who live in the spirit world.” [1] So what is spiritualism and spirit photography?

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Gustav Klimt

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

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

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

 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

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.

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Henry Peach Robinson

Henry Peach Robinson (1830–1901) was considered one of the pioneers of combination printing along with Oscar Rejlander (1813–1875). In laymans terms comination printing is the arranging and constructing of photographs to make one final print. This began in the nineteenth century during photography’s so-called “Pictorialist” era mid-century when photographers made pictures whose subject matter was “important.”

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