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A Born Artist

11th May

Dali4Salvador Dalí was born on this day in 1904 and was aDali1 prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. What is left to say! Known the world over as an artist who brought the subconscious to us through his adherence to realism.

Dali3In 1922 Dalí  began studying at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid with a crowd that were to be later distingushed in their own fields, namely Pepín Bello, Luis Buñuel, and Federico García Lorca. Wow what a team!Dali2

 

 

 

 

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

A Born Artist

10th May

Parthenis2Konstantinos Parthenis was a distinguished Greek painter born, in Alexandria, onParthenis4 this day in 1878.  His cosmopolitan background (Italy, Vienna, Paris) seems to have played a role in the development of his eclectic style. Parthenis1

In later times his mature paintings provide an ideal vision of
Greece intertwining its myths and history;  the Olympian deities, the Byzantine saints and the heroes of the Greek War of Independence. Parthenis3

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

A Born Artist

 9th May

The American Artist George Barker was born on this day in 1882 and was a pupil of Andre Lhote at the Grande Chaumiere in Paris.Barker1

Barker3Whilst he painted both landscapes and portraits  it is the latter that I find most appealing. Although originally from Nebraska the majority of his output was done in Southern California.

Barker 5Although he was lucky enough to be a man of independent means he did teach art firstly in Nebraska before moving to California where he taught at Long Beach Polytechnic High School until 1929.  He was married to Olive Barker, also an artist and traveled and painted with her, beginning in the 1930s, to Arizona and New Mexico.

I feel his landscapes truly capture the heat and dryness of South-West USA in such a tangible way.Barker4

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

A Born Artist

 The 8th May.  

Bertalan Székely  was a Hungarian history and portrait painter who worked in the Romantic and Academic styles and was born today, 8th May.  He mostly painted portraits and female figures, then turned to landscapes. He also created decorative murals. Were you born on this day? If not see which artist was?

Zapatismo

The land belongs to the tiller. a-dv3-a-ta-dv11-tAny hand that moves earth drives a perpetual spiritual companion. Through action with nature one has an honest relationship. A to-and-fro that nourishes each. To own above this is a power that leads to a material death.  a-dv2-t

Tamely Framed

FD4 tSome much Art I see in galleries is Tamely Framed. All energy is lost and the fight has moved from aesthetics to money. From the gallery to the work all is lost in simple transactions. Do not give in to your being tamed in this way. Let it be free. Let it soar as you intended.me know

Folk Art

Divine Devon Art is from an indigenous culture and from modern peasants or other laboring peoples. In contrast to’Art’ folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative and majorly aesthetic.Devon Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional  rules of proportion and perspective are defied.

Addiction to a Dream

Alcohol, cocaine, sex, soaps, lottery, all are an addictive dream.SP1 t

Debt

All money is debt Madoma1