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Monet...

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I remember the first time I saw Van Gogh's Olive Trees in Edinburgh's National Gallery. I was reduced to a catatonic pillar of awe. I just stood there for about twenty minutes. Me, the painting and him in its brushstrokes and colours. I've never been one for running up to famous people because I'm rubbish with introductory small talk, so when I met this celebrity we didn't need to say a word. I just gazed, and it held its own as I bathed in rapture. After about twenty minutes I moved over to the other side of the room and spent what felt like hours just drinking it in. Oh, I was drunk on it. Then I walked up to it, inches from my eyes and tried to figure out how he'd done it. Was it madness? Was it genius? Certainly. And it spoke to me in a language canons of literature could only vaguely express. I can't look at a print of it, I can't post one. It would be like looking at a dead body of a lover whose eyes you looked into with all the passions that only eyes can communicate.
 
Paul Gauguin

The discovery of Impressionist art had such a profound impact on Paul Gauguin’s that he left his successful stockbroker career and his family to pursue it. Living as the proverbial starving artist, he invented a style he coined “Synthetism” which became a Post-Impressionist form of modern art symbolized by nature through primitive subjects, massive simplified forms and bright color planes. Gauguin’s work exudes the feeling of escape from civilization. In fact, while in Tahiti he discovered the flat forms, vibrant colors and untamed nature of primitive art that became his signature style.



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Virginia Lee

Virginia Lee is an artist specializing in magical, surrealistic work that uses imagery from folklore and myth to explore themes of transformation.

Born in Exeter in 1976 Virginia grew up in a family of artists in Chagford a small Dartmoor village.

Her father, Alan Lee, is an award winning artist and Lord of the Rings designer, her mother, Marja Lee Kruyt, is a highly skilled Dutch artist and musician and her younger brother, Owen, is a weaver.


http://www.surreal-artist.co.uk/biography.shtml
 
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Kristian Adam

...I think it is important for humans to realize their biological roots and to understand they are a part of nature, not separate. I hope to convey through wit and seriousness, a unique dimension of man and woman’s relationship with each other and their environment and provoke thought and preservation of the places and things we love”

...I think it is important for humans to realize their biological roots and to understand they are a part of nature, not separate. I hope to convey through wit and seriousness, a unique dimension of man and woman’s relationship with each other and their environment and provoke thought and preservation of the places and things we love”

http://www.surrealartists.org/Gal62_Kristian_Adam_-_Distortions_of_Anatomy_and_Raw_Environment.asp
 
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Johannes Vermeer or Jan Vermeer (baptized October 31, 1632, died December 15, 1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of ordinary life. His entire life was spent in the town of Delft. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial painter in his lifetime. He seems to have never been particularly wealthy, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings, leaving his wife and eleven children in debt at his death.

Virtually forgotten for nearly two hundred years, in 1866 the art critic Thoré Bürger published an essay attributing 66 pictures to him (only 35 paintings are firmly attributed to him today). Since that time Vermeer's reputation has grown, and he is now acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age, and is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work.

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