Showcase: Man Ray

American visual artist. Spent most of his career in France. Significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements. Though he dabbled with all sorts of media, he considered himself to be a painter first and foremost, yet he was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Continue reading Showcase: Man Ray

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Showcase: Fernand Léger

French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, he developed a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. Regarded as a forerunner of pop art. Continue reading Showcase: Fernand Léger

Showcase: Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a French post-Impressionist artist. He quit his job at a bank in order to paint. He did not manage to gain the appreciation his works deserved, even though his style was innovative in terms of the colors used and quite the departure from Impressionism.  Continue reading Showcase: Paul Gauguin

Showcase: Ancient Roman Art

Those who know me extremely well know that I am obsessed with Ancient Rome. So, yeah, here’s a showcase of some of the best Romans could do with what they had at the time. In terms of art.

As they say, when in Rome…

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Showcase: El Greco

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, most widely known as El Greco (“The Greek”), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance.

El Greco’s dramatic and expressionistic style was met with puzzlement by his contemporaries but found appreciation in the 20th century. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism, while his personality and works were a source of inspiration for poets and writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Nikos Kazantzakis. El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.

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