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Felix Vallotton\’s Mastery in Capturing the Mood and Atmosphere

DECEMBER 28, ON THIS DAY “The life I live is literally the opposite of the life I dreamed of. I love seclusion, silence, cultivated thinking and reasoned action – and I have to deal with machinations, foolish talk and vain affectation.\” Felix Vallotton Felix Vallotton was a Swiss-born French painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer. He …

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Nathan Oliveira\’s canvases depicted human solitude and alienation

DECEMBER 19, ON THIS DAY “For me, painting is that magical material, that beautiful stuff that was invented, the ground-up pigments in oil which makes it very malleable. It can be manipulated and changed, darkened, lightened, given different hues and colours, so that by manipulating this material somehow I can find that figure I\’m looking …

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Luminous, vibrant and spiritual: Celebrating the works of Manjit Bawa on his birthday

July 28, On This Day Known for “luminous works” that provided “a striking portrayal of spirituality and simplicity”, Indian artist Manjit Bawa is also known as “a modernist master of the figurative genre”. Born on July 28, 1941, in Dhuri, Punjab, Bawa extensively “drew on Indian mythology and Sufi philosophy to paint vibrant depictions of …

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A master of scenes of quiet contemplation — Edward Hopper — was born today

July 22, On This Day Acclaimed as one of the most well-known names in American art, Edward Hopper was a realist painter (oil and watercolours) as well as printmaker in etching, born on July 22, 1882. Hopper grew up with a view of the Hudson River in New York — he was initially trained as …

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