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david hockney

David Hockney and Ania Luk

"There is something ‘disturbing’ about Luk’s artworks, something that similarly to the genius ‘California Dreaming’ series by David Hockney. The godfather of British Pop Art, cannot be ‘read’ literally." To find out please go to the blog of  a famous international blogger,  whose writing about the art is truly inspirational and very unique. David Hockney David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.Born in England in 1937,  attended the Bradford College of Art. Then in 1959, he entered graduate school at the Royal College of Art in London and he experimented with different forms, including…

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso – women and art

A look at Pablo Picasso recognized as  one of the most influential artists of the 20th century through the prism of his women. He is perceived as the world's most creative painter. His career spanned over a 78 year period, in which he created: 13,5 thousand of paintings, 100 thousand of prints and engravings, and 34 thousand illustrations which were used in books. He also produced 300 sculptures and ceramic pieces during this expansive career. It is also estimated that over 350 pieces which he created during his career, have been stolen; this is a figure that is far higher than any…

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Honors

Latest honors

I co-operate with leading galleries around the world which have distinguished my artworks many times: Artist of the Month August 2018 – Distinction of my art by Broadway Luxury (gallery from the UK) Artist of the Day May 2017 – Distinction of my art by Daylighted (gallery from San Francisco) Art of the Day May 2017 – Distinction by ArtFinder (gallery from London) – painting Sensual 4 March 2017 – Distinction by ArtFinder (gallery from London) – painting Money can’t buy 1 Other honors March 2019 -  Patterns series has been selected for publication in the next Special edition of Peripheral ARTeries Art Review - the…

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andrzej wroblewski

My favorite painters – Part 1

I have a few favorite artists. I'll start from one, who is perhaps the least known of the bunch. Andrzej Wróblewski Andrzej Wroblewski is a Polish painter who after the II World War became famous for his original paintings devoted mainly to a human. He was creating both experimental and abstract paintings, as well as inspired by the social realism. His favorite technique was especially oil, gouache, drawing, graphics (including monotype). Wroblewski was primarily a realist and figurative. His early series of abstract paintings of the late 40s - solar abstractions, not really raise my admiration and my impression is…

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contemporary vs modern

Contemporary art vs. modern – what’s the difference?

Contemporary art vs. modern - what’s the difference? Modern…. Contemporary… For majority of people, the two words are used almost mutually in conversations about current events or fashion. However, in the art world, there is, indeed, a difference between the two… First of all, the two terms are not interchangeable. There is a difference, and it is based on rough date ranges established by art historians, art critics, curators and the like. They recognized a distinct shift that took place, marking the end of Modernism and the beginning of the contemporary age. Modern art is that which was created sometime…

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Road to Japan

Guest writings – Road to Japan

From Kyoto to Edo In Japan between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries the emperor stood highest in the hierarchy, but the actual rule was exercised by the chief commander and chief executive: the shogun. Japan had at that time two major metropolises: Kyoto, where the emperor and Edo (today's Tokyo) resided, where the shogun was stationed. There was a lively exchange between the two centers. Today, this distance (500 km) of the fast train goes on in less than a couple of hours, so the journey takes a little longer, so dozens of stations have been stationed on a number…

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wladyslaw strzeminski

Guest writings – What was under the eyelids of Andrzej Wajda?

Introduction What is afterimage? Professor Władysław Strzeminski explained it this way: you are gazing at what surrounds you, then you close your eyes. What you see under the eyelids, it is afterimages. Strzeminski was a well known and respected avant-garde painter before the II World War (obviously valued by those who appreciated the avant-garde). After the war, however, the fate of a prominent artist unfolded tragically. He was expelled from Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, brought to humiliation and misery. He probably died of tuberculosis in 1952. Andrzej Wajda studied painting at that time in Krakow. He belonged to…

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The beginning

Passion for art Passion for drawing and painting as the majority of children I had showed before I started talking. The farther in years the more visual experiments I had on my account. With time, my joyful creativity has been somewhat organized as I began to attend classes of drawing and painting, in the various community centers. Then there was five years at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. At that time, I painted mostly oil - still life, nudes, and in spare time abstractions. Then came a very looong break. Fortunately, this period has gone and now I can…

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