Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti
Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, now part of the Swiss municipality of Bregaglia, near the Italian border. He was a descendant of Protestant refugees escaping the inquisition. Alberto attended the Geneva School ofFine Arts. His brothers Diego (1902–85) and Bruno (1907–2012) would go on to become artists as well. Additionally, Zaccaria Giacometti, later professor of constitutional law and chancellor of the University of Zurichgrew up together with them, having been orphaned at the age of 12 in 1905. In 1922 he moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Rod...
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Al Held

Al Held
Al Held (October 12, 1928 – July 27, 2005) was an American Abstract expressionist painter. He was particularly well known for his large scale Hard-edge paintings. As an artist, multiple stylistic changes occurred throughout his career, however, none of these occurred at the same time as any popular emerging style or acted against a particular art form. In the 1950s his style reflected the abstract expressionist tone and then transitioned to a geometric style in the 60s. During the 1980s there was a shift into acrylic painting that emphasized bright geometric space that’s deepness reflected inf...
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Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin
Agnes Bernice Martin was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan, grew up in Vancouver, and moved to the United States in 1931, becoming an American citizen in 1940. Martin studied at Western Washington UniversityCollege of Education, Bellingham, WA, prior to receiving her B.A. (1942) from Teachers College, Columbia University. After hearing lectures by the Zen Buddhist scholar D. T. Suzuki at Columbia, she became interested in Asian thought, not as a religious discipline, but as a code of ethics, a practical how-to for getting through life. A few years following graduation, Martin matriculated at the U...
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Ad Reinhardt – abstract painter

Ad Reinhardt –  abstract painter
Adolph Frederick Reinhardt ("Ad" Reinhardt) (December 24, 1913 – August 30, 1967) was an abstract painter active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s. He was a member of theAmerican Abstract Artists and was a part of the movement centered on the Betty Parsons Gallery that became known as abstract expressionism. He was also a founding member of the Artist's Club. He wrote and lectured extensively on art and was a major influence on conceptual art, minimal art and monochrome painting. Most famous for his "black" or "ultimate" paintings, he claimed to be painting th...
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Nowruz exhibition

Nowruz exhibition
In March 28th 2015, Baarle-Nassau citizens visited " Haft Sin " for first time. Mythra Gallery presented Nowruz exhibition. the Persian Artist Mitra Jashni showed her artworks- sculptures and paintings- at Visual art Gallery of Mythra. Mitra Jashni (born ِ16 December 1976) is an Iranian-Kurdish post-modern artist. She specializes in the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture. She is an art teacher, translator, author and singer of Iranian contemporary music.As of 2014, she had worked as an artist for more than ten years in Iran, Canada, South America, and Europe. Nowruz is Persian celebr...
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Ahmed Khalilifard

Ahmed Khalilifard
Born: 1960 in Sanandaj Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting Master paintings, Tarbiat Modarres University Faculty members Experience: Member of Iranian Painters Association Member of the Institute of Fine Arts Member of painters +30 Chapter lecturer, science, culture, art and architecture of Yazd Referee Fourth Festival of Visual Arts (Young Art) Referee Art Festival (H-beam) 1388 Art Of the Eighth Biennial Dhaka (Bangladesh) Won the bronze medal and diploma from Paris Trynal 2002 Prize and diploma Art of Resistance 2008
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Miguel Betancourt

Miguel Betancourt
Born in Quito, Ecuador, 1958 In 1974 he initiated art classes with Ecuadorian artists, Oswaldo Moreno. In 1976 and 1977 he attended an artistic workshop in the Milwaukee Art Museum, USA. Upon his return, he enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) to study Pedagogy and Literature until 1982, while continuing to develop his artistic career. In 1988 he was invited by the State Department of the United States to a cultural tour. In the same year, he received a scholarship from the British Council for a graduate degree at the Slade School of Fine Art (University College of...
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Shahnaz Zehtab

Shahnaz Zehtab
Born in 1959/ Tehran M.A .in painting/Azad University . Has performed 7 Individual exhibitions . Participation in 86 groups exhibitions in Iran and abroad . Member of 30+ Group . Member of Society of Artist Painters of Iran and member of board of director since 2008 . Member of Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts . Editor of two books “Pioneers of Iranian Modern Art” by Tehran Museum of contemporary Art . Writer and editor of 10 articles about Contemporary Art and Artists of Iran and the World . Guest Lecturer in Azad University, Soureh University, Jame-Elmi karbordi University a...
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Art as expression: Kathe Kollwitz

Art as expression: Kathe Kollwitz
Art can be a powerful way to communicate ideas, beliefs and feelings. Many artists use art to make eloquent statements about their political and social convictions by responding to events taking place around them. These artists often work with symbols, images and forms of representation that can be readily understood. In order to reach as wide an audience as possible, these artists often choose to work in media that can be easily reproduced, such as drawing and printmaking. Kathe Kollwitz was a German artist who, through her prints, drawings and sculpture, was committed to expressing her em...
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Several Sorts of Backdrops Applied in Photography

Several Sorts of Backdrops Applied in Photography
When taking pictures, we concentrate diligently on our subjects - but what about the background? Taking control of the backdrop could help turn a snapshot into a bewitching photograph. A backdrop is the background setup including the background cloth giving charms to the Professional Photography. Backdrops can give a compact, neutral background for a picture as well as provide color, dimension or an one-of-a-kind essential feature to a photograph. Types of backdrop materials: Paper Backdrop: Paper backdrops are readily reachable as big rolls in most of color you could imagine. They are p...
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