◄ Contemporary Art by Pojar Calin ►
► Romanian contemporary art painter ( 1939-2010) . Studied at ‘Ion Andreescu’ Academy of Visual Arts Cluj-Napoca.
Since 1969 ,he has frequently participated in numerous groups exhibitions , anniversaries, celebrations, mostly held at the National Museum of Art from Cluj-Napoca. His works were included in the ‘Cluj 70 ’ exhibition , held at Dalles Hall from Bucharest(1970) , in the exhibitions of the ‘Lucian Blaga’ International Festival ( 1991) , also in museums and state collections in Romania and private collections in Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, Austria, England, Greece, Israel, U.S.A.
Dominant colors of his paintings are the well-known red , blue and yellow alloy. He lived for a long time in the fascinating privacy of Transilvania’s rural universe, especially Maramures and therefore expression in speech naturalness of these realities has established itself as a pure breath.
Themes his works evoke openly the city of Maramures : Monumental Gate, Trinity as sign of pious rememberance for the known or unknown heroes, Dowry chest. In other words, a world full of splendor and subtle symbolism, legends and myths, which transpires a strong sense of existence.
► Source : Pojar Calin
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◄ Awesome Paintings by Gabi ►
► Gabi was born in Hungary, but moved to Canada in 1989. She always had good imagination and a creative side but only in the her early 20′s she found her inspiration to start painting and only in the last 7 years she found herself, and her own style of painting. She thinks she is a late bloomer. Partly because she was so busy raising her 3 children. She loves a variety of things to paint and uses vibrant colors that pop.
Painting is her way to relax, to be creative and to escape to another world. When she paints she gets so lost in the moment that she doesn’t notice anything around her, not even the hours passing by.
Her mind is constantly thinking about the next project ahead. She is never out of ideas. At present, she is working at marketing her art through art galleries and different internet sites.
► View more in her album : My paintings
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◄ Paintings by Raphael ►
► Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520), better known simply as Raphael , was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop, and despite his death at thirty-seven, a large body of his work remains. Many of his works are found in the Apostolic Palace of The Vatican, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career.
The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome, much of his work was designed by him and executed largely by the workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality.
He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking. After his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael’s more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models.
His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years (from 1504–1508) absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associates.
► Source : http://art-profiles.com/fine-arts/172-greatest-paintings/albums/291-raphael.html
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◄ Photos of Zinnia Flowers ►
► Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colors.Zinnia leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and pale to middle green in color.
The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals, to a dome shape, with the colors white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac.Zinnias are popular garden flowers, usually grown from seed, and preferably in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year.
Over 100 cultivars have been produced since selective breeding started in the 19th century.Zinnia elegans, also known as Zinnia violacea, is the most familiar species, originally from Mexico and thus a warm–hot climate plant. Its leaves are lance-shaped and sandpapery in texture, and height ranges from 15 cm to 1 meter.Zinnia angustifolia is another Mexican species. It has a low bushy plant habit, linear foliage, and more delicate flowers than Z. elegans – usually single, and in shades of yellow, orange or white. It is also more resistant to powdery mildew than Z. elegans, and hybrids between the two species have been raised which impart this resistance on plants intermedate in appearance between the two.
The Profusion series, with both single and double-flowered components, is bred by Sakata of Japan, and is among the most well-known of this hybrid group.
► Source : http://art-profiles.com/green-art/194-flowers/albums/286-zinnia.html
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◄ Art by Piet Pedersen ►
► Artist Statement :
" I am an artist living in Aarup at Fyn in Denmark and I am born in 1960. I have been drawing and painting my entire life and I am so lucky to have room in my life to paint, with family and all. To me it means stability, joy, peace and lots of colors.
For some years I have been working with commercials as a sign writer. It doesn’t mean much for my painting style, but it provides me some discipline in my work. I love to tell a story and I am seeking the motif in the motif. Therefore you can often recognize it and see what it looks like. If people can recognize the shape, you can put almost anything in it, and get away with it.
I am always trying to renew myself from time to time, but I am stuck with certain figures and colors or they are stuck with me. Often I have been painting the rhinos. It s almost extinct, but then again, it has a protecting armor. The similarities to my own life exist in everything. Sometimes we need protection against the world. The pictures of a bull and a woman I see as if I am the bull pressing on while the woman is a expression of my inner vulnerability. The toucan is a self-portrait from my soul, representing my soul. As a bird, I have the big view at the world and thereby the sense of happy colors and happy moments. I see the toucan as a symbol of freedom and good values and my direct contact with my inner soul as a painter. The toucan is always with me in my work, monitoring my work and securing it is well done. A free bird with happiness in colors and expression…..it should appear as often as possible in my work.
Sometimes I pick up my inspiration in the darkness of my soul. It often appears as (brightness) clarity of colors. At other times I catch a glimpse of something, and it gets reworked until it shows who I am and what I want. It all goes through a process where I am exploring it and if I can approve it, its end up with my signature. There is at all times an inner connection and drive to keep on painting. I don’t paint to be famous or to receive recognition. I paint because the urges demand me to, and therefore I just keep on painting. “
Pin Art by Philip Karlberg
Philip Karlberg is very talented and famous still life and interior photographer. Here I am showcasing a unique shoot of his, which he did for Plaza Magazine. He used 1200 wooden pins to simply create famous faces. Sunglasses and shadows resulted into some amazing images, which you can check below.
◄ Art by Yucel Donmez ►
► Yucel Donmez is Turkish-American artist live and works Chicago_İstanbul and his art representing in Norway-Oslo. Donmez is one of important artist for Today’s art and his paintings- Protest Art-Digital works and Land Art specially his Snow Paintings (His the first artist work in snow large scale paintings one of his paintings in snow over than 10.000 meter square)
► Source : Yucel Donmez’s Art
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◄ Fantasy Art by Michael Whelan ►
► Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more than 30 years he worked as an illustrator specializing in science fiction and fantasy cover art.
Since the mid-1990s he has pursued a fine art career, selling non-commissioned paintings through galleries in the United States and through his website.
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Whelan in June 2009, the first living artist so honored.
According to his Hall of Fame citation,Michael Whelan is one of the most important contemporary science fiction and fantasy artists, and certainly the most popular.
His work was a dominant force in the transition of genre book covers away from the surrealism introduced in the 1950s and 1960s back to realism.
His paintings have appeared on the covers of more than 350 books and magazines, including many Stephen King novels, most of the Del Rey editions of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series, the Del Rey edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars series, Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince and Dragon Star series, the DAW editions of Michael Moorcock’s Elric books, numerous DAW editions of C. J. Cherryh’s work, many of Robert A. Heinlein’s novels including Friday and The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, the Ace editions of H. Beam Piper’s Fuzzy novels, and Tad Williams’s Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Otherland, and Shadowmarch series. Whelan provided covers and interior illustrations for Stephen King’s The Gunslinger and The Dark Tower, the first and last of his Dark Tower books.
Cover art by Michael Whelan has graced many music record albums including The Jacksons’ Victory; Sepultura’s Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos A.D., and Roots; Soulfly’s Dark Ages; Obituary’s Cause of Death; and every album by the Elric-influenced metal band Cirith Ungol.
He painted original works for the covers of Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell and The Very Best of Meat Loaf albums and several of his older paintings illustrate the liner notes of the former. Recently he painted the cover art for thrash metal band Evile’s album Infected Nations.
He has also illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.
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