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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE 04 LEONARDO DI SER PIERO DA VINCI Was an Italian Renaissance polymath painter Auguste Rodin

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PAINTING: DESPITE THE RECENT AWARENESS

FRANÇOIS AUGUSTE RENÉ RODIN

Admiration of Leonardo as a scientist and inventor

Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor

Leonardo da Vinci

PAGE 12 PABLO RUIZ Y PICASSO Was an expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker

PAGE 18 WAR IN SPAIN. GUERNICA. WORLD WAR II Guernica 1937 The 26 th of April ,1937.

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LEONARDO THE LEGEND

MARCIN JAKUBOWSKI A CONCEPT ARTIST

Within Leonardo’s own lifetime his fame...

and illustrator, works as a freelancer from Gdansk, Poland.

PAGE 36 MICHAEL OSWALD describes his work as “photomanipulation

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L Leonardo

DaV

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inci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized theRenaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often

15 APRIL 1452 – 2 MAY 1519

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Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci


Introduction

L

eonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist,

geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a

man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”.

Life Childhood, 1452–1466 Leonardo was born on April 15,

Mona Lisa

1452 (Old Style), “at the third hour of the night” in the Tuscan hill town

M

of Vinci, in the lower valley of the

ona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a

Arno River in the territory of the

woman by the Italian Renaissance art-

Medici-ruled Republic of Florence.

ist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been He was the out-of-wedlock son of

described as “the best known, the

most visited, the most written about, the most sung

the wealthy Messer Piero Fruosino

about, the most parodied work of art in the world”.

di Antonio da Vinci, a Florentine legal notary, and Caterina, a peasant.

The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the

Leonardo had no surname in the

wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lom-

modern sense, “da Vinci” simply

bardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted

meaning “of Vinci”: his full birth name

between 1503 and 1506. Leonardo may have continued

was “Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci”,

working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I

meaning “Leonardo, (son) of (Mes)

of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on

ser Piero from Vinci”. The inclusion

permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797.

of the title “ser” indicated that Leonardo’s father was a gentleman. Little is known about Leonardo’s years in the hamlet of Anchiano in the home of his mother, then from 1457 lived in the household of his father, grandparents and uncle,

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

early life. He spent his first five

Francesco, in the small town of Vinci. His father had married a sixteenyear-old girl named Albiera, who loved Leonardo but died young.

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Painting DESPITE THE RECENT AWARENESS

Uffizi, is thought to be Leonardo’s earliest complete work.

DESPITE THE RECENT

cated or attributed to him that have

AWARENESS AND

been regarded as among the su-

ADMIRATION OF LEONAR-

preme masterpieces. These paintings

DO AS A SCIENTIST

are famous for a variety of qualities

AND INVENTOR

which have been much imitated

for the better part of four hundred

length by connoisseurs and critics.

years his enormous fame rested on his achievements as a painter and on a handful of works, either authenti-

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by students and discussed at great

Among the qualities that make Leonardo’s work unique are the innovative


I thought I was learning to live; I was only learning to die.

Annunciation (1475–1480)

Paintings of the 1480s In the 1480s Leonardo received two very important commissions, and commenced another work which was also of ground-breaking importance in terms of composition. Unfortunately, two of the three were never finished, and the third took so long that it was subject to lengthy negotiations over completion and payment. One of these paintings is that of St. Jerome in the Wilderness. Bortolon associates this picture with a difficult period of Leonardo’s life, techniques that he used in laying on

All these qualities come together

and the signs of melancholy in his

the paint, his detailed knowledge of

in his most famous painted works,

diary “I thought I was learning to

anatomy, light, botany and geology,

the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper

live; I was only learning to die.”

his interest in physiognomy and the

and the Virgin of the Rocks.

way in which humans register emo-

Although the painting is barely be-

tion in expression and gesture, his

gun the composition can be seen

innovative use of the human form in

and it is very unusual. Jerome, as

figurative composition and his use

a penitent, occupies the middle of

of the subtle gradation of tone.

the picture, set on a slight diagonal and viewed somewhat from above.

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AMONG THE WORKS CREATED BY LEONARDO IN THE 16TH CENTURY

THE SMALL PORTRAIT KNOWN AS THE MONA LISA OR “LA GIOCONDA” Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (1503–1505/1507)—Louvre, Paris, France

LEONARDO THE LEGEND WITHIN LEONARDO’S OWN LIFETIME HIS FAME WAS SUCH THAT THE KING OF FRANCE carried him away like a trophy, and was claimed to have supported him in his old age and held him in his arms as he died. Interest in Leonardo has never diminished. The crowds still queue to see his most famous artworks, T-shirts bear his most famous drawing and writers, like Vasari, continue to marvel at his genius and speculate about his private life and, particularly, about what one so intelligent actually believed in. Giorgio Vasari, in the enlarged edition of Lives of the Artists, 1568,[119] introduced his chapter on Leonardo da Vinci with the following words: In the normal course of events

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the laughing one. In the present era it is arguably the most famous painting in the world. Its fame rests, in particular, on the elusive smile on the woman’s face, its mysterious quality brought about perhaps by the fact that the artist has subtly shadowed the corners of the mouth


There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

and eyes so that the exact nature

so pleasing that it seemed divine

In the painting Virgin and Child

of the smile cannot be determined.

rather than human; and those who

with St. Anne the composition

The shadowy quality for which the

saw it were amazed to find that

again picks up the theme of fig-

work is renowned came to be called

it was as alive as the original”.

ures in a landscape which Was-

“sfumato” or Leonardo’s smoke.

The perfect state of preservation

serman describes as “breathtak-

Vasari, who is generally thought

and the fact that there is no sign of

ingly beautiful” and harks back

to have known the painting only

repair or overpainting is extremely

to the St Jerome picture with the

by repute, said that “the smile was

rare in a panel painting of this date.

figure set at an oblique angle.

many men and women are born with remarkable talents; but occasionally, in a way that transcends nature, a single person is marvelously endowed by Heaven with beauty, grace and talent in such abundance that he leaves other men far behind, all his actions seem inspired and indeed everything he does clearly comes from God rather than from human skill. Everyone acknowledged that this was true of Leonardo da Vinci, an artist of outstanding physical beauty, who displayed infinite grace in everything that he did and who cultivated his genius so brilliantly that all problems he studied he solved with ease. —Giorgio Vasari

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St. John the Baptist 1513

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For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.


Selected

Work THE LAST SUPPER: 1498

PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA

CECILIA GALLERANI, LADY

LA BELLE

The most celebrated

DE BENCI: 1474-78

WITH AN ERMINE: 1483-90

FERRONNIÈRE 1490

Last Supper was painted

One of Leonardo’s earlier

Cecilia Gallerani is holding

The painting, thought to be

by Leonardo da Vinci

works completed while he

the heraldic animal of

a portrait of Lisa Gherardini,

around 1494-98 in the

was apprenticed to Andrea

Ludovico il Moro in her

the wife of Francesco del

refectory of Santa Maria

Verrocchio in his Florentine

arms. She was his favorite

Giocondo, is in oil on a white

delle Grazie in Milan.

workshop. Here, Leonardo

and gave birth to his

Lombardy poplar panel,

The real dining room

learned a variety of skills

child in the same year

and is believed to have

appears to be continued

that he would master

as he married Beatrice

been painted between 1503

in the perspectival painted

later on in his career.

d’Este. The charming and

and 1506. Leonardo may

one, but on a higher

Although this painting is

vivid impression Cecilia

have continued working

level: the prior’s table is

rather traditional, it includes

makes gained Leonardo

on it as late as 1517. It was

upstaged by that of Christ

details such as Ginevra’s

the reputation of being a

acquired by King Francis

and the apostles above.

curling hair that only

talented portrait painter.

I of France and is now the

Christ and the apostles

Leonardo could achieve.

property of the French

seem to have taken their

Republic, on permanent

place in the monk’s dining

display at the Louvre

hall in Milan, as it were.

Museum in Paris since 1797.

The Last Supper: 1498

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, Lady with an Ermine: 1483-90

Portrait of Ginevra de Benci: 1474-78

La belle ferronnière 1490

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P Pablo

Pica

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Pablo PIcasso was an expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, born on October 25th, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. Picasso is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He has a huge collections of famous artworks including Three Musicians, The Three Dancers and Self Portrait: Yo Picasso. Picasso died on April 8th, 1973 in Mougins, France.

sso

25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973

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GOOD ARTISTS COPY, GREAT ARTISTS STEAL.

P

ablo Picasso

ism also eventually led him

was the most

to the invention of collage,

dominant and

in which he abandoned

influential artist

the idea of the picture as

of the first half of the twen-

a window on objects in

tieth century. Associated

the world, and began to

most of all with pioneering

conceive it merely as an

Cubism, alongside Georges

arrangement of signs which

Braque, he also invented

used different, sometimes

collage, and made major

metaphorical means, to

contributions to Symbol-

refer to those objects.

ism, Surrealism, and to the classical styles of the 1920s.

THIS TOO WOULD PROVE HUGELY INFLUENTIAL

He saw himself above all as

FOR DECADES TO COME.

a painter, and yet his sculpture was greatly influential,

His encounter with Surreal-

and he also explored areas

ism in mid 1920s, although

as diverse as print-making

never transforming his

and ceramics. Finally, he

work entirely, encouraged

was a famously charismat-

a new expressionism which

ic personality: his many

had been suppressed

relationships with women

throughout the years of

not only filtered into his art

experiment in Cubism and

but may have directed its

subsequently during the

course; and his behavior has

early 1920s when his style

come to embody that of the

was predominantly classical.

bohemian modern artist in the popular imagination. Picasso’s immersion in Cub-

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Femme assise (Sitzende Frau)

Portrait of Daniel-Henry

The Old Guitarist (1903)

Pablo Picasso, 1909, Femme as-

1910, Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahn-

Picasso’s Blue Period (1901–1904),

sise (Sitzende Frau), oil on canvas,

weiler, The Art Institute of Chicago.

characterized by somber paint-

100 x 80 cm, Staatliche Museen,

Picasso wrote of Kahnweiler “What

ings rendered in shades of blue

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

would have become of us if Kahn-

and blue-green, only occasionally

weiler hadn’t had a business sense?”

warmed by other colors, began either in Spain in early 1901, or in Paris in the second half of the year.

3RD SCULPTURE INTERNATIONAL HELD AT THE PHILADELPHIA THE CHICAGO PICASSO A 50-FOOT HIGH PUBLIC CUBIST SCULPTURE. Picasso was one of 250 sculptors

reinterpretations of the art of the great masters. He made a series of works based on Velázquez’s painting of Las Meninas.

who exhibited in the 3rd Sculpture International held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in mid-1949. In the 1950s, Picasso’s style changed once again, as he took to producing

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Madame Olga Picasso, 1923

Different

Periods “

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Family of Saltimbanques [1905]

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Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

CUBISM, ESPECIALLY THE

terials is particularly associated with

SECOND FORM, KNOWN AS

Picasso’s novel technique of collage.

SYNTHETIC CUBISM,

This collage technique emphasizes the differences in texture and pos-

played a great role in the development

es the question of what is reality

of western art world. Works of this

and what is illusion in painting.

phase emphasize the combination, or synthesis, of forms in the picture.

With his use of color, shape and

Colour is extremely important in the

geometrical figures, and his unique

objects’ shapes because they become

approach to depict images, Pi-

larger and more decorative. Non-paint-

casso changed the direction of

ed objects such as newspapers or

art for generations to come.

tobacco wrappers, are frequently pasted on the canvas in combination with painted areas - the incorporation of a wide variety of extraneous ma-

Three Musicians [1921]

Nude in an Armchair (Seated Woman) [1909]

Three Dutch Girls [1905]

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BAD ARTISTS COPY. GOOD ARTISTS STEAL.

SCIENCE AND CHARITY SCIENCE ET CHARITÉ 1897 In 1897, Picasso, following the advice of his father, painted a huge canvas in the academic manner. Of course, in duty to his father’s wishes, Picasso, who unwittingly discovered expressionism last summer and painted one of the

WAR IN SPAIN. GUERNICA. WORLD WAR II GUERNICA 1937 THE 26 TH OF APRIL ,1937. The Bask’s town Guernica was become the goal for bombing with the Franko’s planes Ju-52 of the legion “Condor”. Twenty- two tons of bombs were thrown off at all. There were results: center of the town was practically pulled down from the ground, more then 70% of buildings were destroyed fully or partly, more 1,600 of people were killed. The publishing of those events were done by the English journalist John Steer who had been in Guernica soon after that tragedy, he inspected destructions and inquired local tenants and also found splinters of

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK CITY

The Rose Period (1904–1906) best Spanish portraits - a portrait of a devout and crazy Aunt Pepa, - became much more conservative at the time. “The Science and Charity” is no more than a usual genre painting, the composition of which is surely thought-out by Pablo’s father; furthermore, it is evident that its theme and composition are inspired by the painting by Enrique Paternina, “Mother’s Visit”.

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

IN “LE LAPIN AGILE” OR HARLEQUIN WITH A GLASS The owner of the cabaret Le Lapin Agile with guitar, Germaine Gargallo, a femme

fatale of Casagemas, who tried to kill her and committed a suicide because of her, and Picasso himself as a harlequin. By this painting, the artist paid off his debts at Le Lapin Agile.

bombs with the German brands. “Guernica” was ordered to Picasso from the Spanish government which was going to place it on the World Exhibition in Paris. The painter represented the picture in May,1937. The huge picture (3,5 of high and 7,8 meter of wide) was drawn with oil in black-and- white style during one month. The international journalist Medvedenko A.V. talked that the painter “worked boisterous as madman. The work had been getting on so rush that it could be seemed that he had deliberated the picture at great length and in detail long ago.”

PORTRAIT OF GERTRUDE STEIN, 1906, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK CITY. The famous writer and expatriate Gertrude Stein was

among the first Americans to respond enthusiastically to European avant-garde art. She held weekly salons in her Paris apartment populated by European and American artists and writers. ARTIST INSIGHT

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AFTER WAR (1945 - 1960S)

terranean seaside of France. The panel

the peace time, in 1946 Picasso had

harmony of nature with existence - it

made the picturesque ensemble from 27 panels and pictures for a Portrait of father 1895

LAST YEARS (1960 - 1973) IN 1960 PICASSO HAD DRAWN THE DIFFERENT VARIATIONS OF THEMES BY FAMOUS MASTERS OF ART During the later period of his creature he often appealed to a woman portrait (portraits of Jacqueline Roque). She remained the last and loyal to Picasso woman. She took care of his health when he was ill, blind and hard of hearing till his death. Picasso died in 1973, April 8 in town Mudzen in France. He was 92 years old multimillionaire and buried near his own castle Vauvenargues. He left more than 80,000 works (another information approximately 20,000 ). He said about Death: “I think about Death all time, it is as a woman who will never leave me”. In 1970 the Museum of Picasso was opened in Barselona (the pictures for that museum were given in possession by himself) and in

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castle of the noble family Grimaldy in Antibes, it is a town on the Medi-

in the first hall is named “The joy of life” and all series is represented as is the representation of fauns, naked girls, centaurs, fairy-tale creatures.. In 1946 Picasso had drawn his well known “Dove of Peace” on the poster


All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

for the World congress supporters of

war, and he named his work as “The

they carry edition of many copies

peace in Paris, and in 1951 he created

temple of peace”. In Vallauris Picas-

things with the mark “Picasso” which

the politic picture “Massacre in Korea”

so was interested in ceramics. He

was created by the artist. In 1958 the

(the Museum of Picasso, Paris). Since

had created his favorite personag-

famous artist of standing reputa-

1947 Picasso had lived on the south

es - centaurs, fauns, pigeons, bulls,

tion had created the monumental

of France, in town Vallauris where

women; he made anthropomorphous

composition “The Fall of Icarus” for

he drew the walls of an old chapel

jars. Before nowadays the ceramic

the building UNESCO in Paris.

with allegoric symbols of peace and

workshops are kept in that town and

1985 with helping his heir apparents was founded the Museum of Picasso in Paris, counted more than 200 pictures, 150 sculptures and some thousands drawings, collages, prints, documents. The Picasso’s creature had been influenced on developing of Art and Culture of XX century. And on the world auctions before nowadays are searched and sat out for sale new and new little known works of famous artist from his huge heritage.

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A Auguste

René

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Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsmanlike approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris’s foremost school of art.

Rodin

12 NOVEMBER 1840 – 17 NOVEMBER 1917

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Nobody does good to men with impunity.

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about. He’s not interested in how things look different in moonlight.

Cast of Balzac (1891–1898) exposed in Jardin du Musée Rodin. The same statue is used for the monument in Paris

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A

uguste René

with predominant figurative

Rodin (12 No-

sculpture traditions, in which

vember 1840

works were decorative, for-

– 17 November

mulaic, or highly thematic.

1917), known as Auguste Ro-

Rodin’s most original work

din (/oʊˈɡuːst roʊˈdæn/; French:

departed from traditional

[oɡyst ʁɔdɛ̃]), was a French

themes of mythology and

sculptor. Although Rodin

allegory, modeled the

is generally considered

human body with realism,

the progenitor of modern

and celebrated individual

sculpture, he did not set out

character and physicality.

to rebel against the past.

Rodin was sensitive to the

grew, such that he became the preeminent French sculp-

He was schooled tradition-

controversy surrounding his

tor of his time. By 1900, he was a world-renowned artist.

ally, took a craftsman-like

work, but refused to change

approach to his work, and

his style. Successive works

Instead of copying traditional academic postures, Ro-

desired academic recog-

brought increasing favor

din preferred his models to move naturally around his

nition, although he was

from the government and

studio (despite their nakedness). The sculptor often

never accepted into Paris’s

the artistic community

made quick sketches in clay that were later fine-tuned,

foremost school of art.

The Shade, (1880-81) High Museum of Art, Atlanta

cast in plaster, and forged into bronze or carved in FROM THE UNEXPECT-

Sculpturally, Rodin pos-

ED REALISM OF HIS

sessed a unique ability to

FIRST MAJOR FIGURE

model a complex, turbulent,

marble. Rodin’s focus was on the handling of clay. George Bernard Shaw sat for a portrait and gave an idea of Rodin’s technique: “While he worked, he achieved a

deeply pocketed surface

inspired by his 1875 trip

number of miracles. At the end of the first fifteen min-

in clay. Many of his most

to Italy – to the unconven-

utes, after having given a simple idea of the human form

notable sculptures were

tional memorials whose

to the block of clay, he produced by the action of his

roundly criticized during

commissions he later

thumb a bust so living that I would have taken it away

his lifetime. They clashed

sought, Rodin’s reputation

with me to relieve the sculptor of any further work.”

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Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.

THE INSPIRATION OF ITALY

The Age of Bronze

St. John the Baptist Preaching

The Age of Bronze is a bronze statue by the French

St. John and The Age of Bronze, Rodin had achieved a

sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917). The figure is

new degree of fame. Students sought him at his studio,

of a life-size nude male, 72 in. (182.9 cm) high.

praising his work and scorning the charges of surmoulage.

The Burghers of Calais

The Gates of Hell (unfinished)

The town of Calais had contemplated a historical mon-

The Gates of Hell is a monumental sculptur-

ument for decades when Rodin learned of the project.

al group work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from “The Inferno”,

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The Gates of Hell

THE SCULPTURE WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF FINE ARTS in 1880 and was meant to be delivered in 1885. Rodin would continue to work on and off on this project for 37 years, until his death in 1917. THE DIRECTORATE ASKED FOR AN INVITING ENTRANCE TO A PLANNED DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM with the theme being left to Rodin’s selection. Even before this commission, Rodin had developed sketches of some of Dante’s characters based on his admiration of Dante’s Inferno.

THE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM WAS NEVER BUILT. Rodin worked on this project on the ground floor of the Hôtel Biron. Near the end of his life, Rodin donated sculptures, drawings and reproduction rights to the French government. In 1919, two years after his death, The Hôtel Biron became the Musée Rodin housing a cast of The Gates of Hell and related works. The Gates of Hell (French: La Porte de l’Enfer) is a monumental sculptural group work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from “The Inferno”, the first section of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The figures range from 15 centimetres (6 in) high up to more than one metre (3 ft). Several of the figures were also cast independently by Rodin.

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Auguste Rodin, 1881-ca.1899, Éve, bronze, Jardin des Tuilleries, Paris.

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EARLY FIGURES: THE INSPIRATION OF ITALY

drew inspiration from Michelange-

In Brussels, Rodin created his first

mastery of the human form with

full-scale work, The Age of Bronze,

his own sense of human nature,

having returned from Italy. Mod-

Rodin studied his model from all

eled by a Belgian soldier, the figure

angles, at rest and in motion; he

lo’s Dying Slave, which Rodin had observed at the Louvre. Attempting to combine Michelangelo’s


Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.

mounted a ladder for additional

drew inspiration from Michelange-

a ladder for additional perspective,

perspective, and made clay models,

lo’s Dying Slave, which Rodin had

and made clay models, which he

which he studied by candlelight.

observed at the Louvre. Attempting

studied by candlelight. The result

to combine Michelangelo’s mas-

was a life-size, well-proportioned

In Brussels, Rodin created his first

tery of the human form with his

nude figure, posed unconventionally

full-scale work, The Age of Bronze,

own sense of human nature, Rodin

with his right hand atop his head,

having returned from Italy. Mod-

studied his model from all angles,

and his left arm held out at his

eled by a Belgian soldier, the figure

at rest and in motion; he mounted

side, forearm parallel to the body.

Rodin’s gravesite

reputation has re-ascended; he is recognized as the most important sculptor of the modern era, and has been the subject of much scholarly work. The sense of incompletion offered by some of his sculpture, such as The Walking Man, influ-

RODIN’S GRAVESITE AT THE

enced the increasingly abstract

MUSÉE RODIN DE MEUDON

sculptural forms of the 20th century.

Rodin willed to the French state

Rodin restored an ancient role of

his studio and the right to make

sculpture – to capture the physical

casts from his plasters. Because

and intellectual force of the human

he encouraged the edition of his

subject – and he freed sculpture

sculpted work, Rodin’s sculptures

from the repetition of traditional pat-

are represented in many public and

terns, providing the foundation for

private collections. The Musée Rodin

greater experimentation in the 20th

was founded in 1916 and opened in

century. His popularity is ascribed to

1919 at the Hôtel Biron, where Rodin

his emotion-laden representations

had lived, and it holds the largest

of ordinary men and women – to his

Rodin collection, with more than

ability to find the beauty and pathos

6,000 sculptures and 7,000 works

in the human animal. His most

on paper. The French order Légion

popular works, such as The Kiss

d’honneur made him a Commander

and The Thinker, are widely used

and he received an honorary doc-

outside the fine arts as symbols of

torate from the University of Oxford.

human emotion and character. To honour Rodin’s artistic legacy, the

During his lifetime, Rodin was com-

Google search engine homepage

pared to Michelangelo,[ and was

displayed a Google Doodle featuring

widely recognized as the greatest

The Thinker to celebrate his 172nd

artist of the era. In the three decades

birthday on 12 November 2012.

following his death, his popularity waned with changing aesthetic values. Since the 1950s, Rodin’s

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Later years (1900–1917) BY 1900, RODIN’S AR-

portrait commissions alone

TISTIC REPUTATION

totalled probably 200,000

WAS ENTRENCHED

francs a year. As Rodin’s fame grew, he attracted

Gaining exposure from a

many followers, including

pavilion of his artwork set up

the German poet Rainer Ma-

near the 1900 World’s Fair

ria Rilke, and authors Octave

(Exposition Universelle) in

Mirbeau, Joris-Karl Huys-

Paris, he received requests

mans, and Oscar Wilde.

to make busts of prominent people internationally, while

Rilke stayed with Rodin in

his assistants at the atelier

1905 and 1906, and did ad-

produced duplicates of his

ministrative work for him; he

works. His income from

would later write a laudatory

monograph on the sculptor.

He left Beuret in Meu-

Rodin and Beuret’s modest

don, and began an affair

country estate in Meudon,

with the American-born

purchased in 1897, was a

Duchesse de Choiseul.

host to such visitors as King Edward, dancer Isadora Duncan, and harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. Rodin moved to the city in 1908, renting the main floor of the Hôtel Biron, an 18th-century townhouse.

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America WHILE RODIN WAS BEGIN-

not only a curator but an adviser and a

NING TO BE ACCEPTED

facilitator who was trusted by a number of prominent American collectors

in France by the time of The Burghers

to suggest works for their collections,

of Calais, he had not yet conquered

the most prominent of these being the

the American market and because

Chicago hotelier Potter Palmer and

of his technique and the frankness of

his wife, Bertha Palmer (1849–1918).

some of his work, he did not have an easy time selling his work to American industrialists. Fortunately, He came to know Sarah Tyson Hallowell (1846–1924), a curator from Chicago who visited Paris to arrange exhibitions at the large Interstate Expositions of the 1870s and 1880s. Hallowell was

LEGACY Rodin willed to the French state his studio and the right to make casts from his plasters. Because he encouraged the edition of his sculpted work, Rodin’s sculptures are represented in many public and private collections. The Musée Rodin was founded in 1916 and opened in 1919 at the Hôtel Biron, where Rodin had lived, and it holds the largest Rodin collection, with more than 6,000 sculptures and 7,000 works on paper. The French order Légion d’honneur made him a Commander, and he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford. During his lifetime, Rodin was compared to Michelangelo, and was widely recognized as the greatest artist of the era. In the three decades following his death, his popularity waned with changing aesthetic values.

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J

John

Cons

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J

table

John Constable was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home - now known as “Constable Country” - which he invested with an intensity of affection. “I should paint my own places best”, he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, “painting is but another word for feeling”.

11 JUNE 1776 – 31 MARCH 1837

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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA

MOST FAMOUS

Wivenhoe Park WIVENHOE PARK IS A PAINTING OF AN ENGLISH LANDSCAPE PARK, THE ESTATE OF THE REBOW FAMILY, BY THE ENGLISH ROMANTIC PAINTER, JOHN CONSTABLE

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J

ohn Constable, RA (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known

principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home - now known as “Constable Country” - which he invested with an intensity of affection. “I should paint my own places best”, he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, “painting is but another word for feeling HIS MOST FAMOUS PAINTINGS INCLUDE WIVENHOE PARK OF 1816 Dedham Vale of 1802 and The Hay Wain of 1821. Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, Constable was never financially successful. He did not become a member of the estabRoyal Academy at the age of 52.

I know very well what I am about and that my skies have not been neglected, though they often failed in execution – and often no doubt from over anxiety about them...

His work was embraced in France, where he sold more works than in his native England and inspired the Barbizon school.

lishment until he was elected to the

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Maria Bicknell, painted by Constable in 1816

JOHN AND MARIA’S MARRIAGE IN OCTOBER 1816 AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS (with Fisher officiating) was followed by time at Fisher’s vicarage and a honeymoon tour of the south coast. The sea at Weymouth and Brighton stimulated Constable to develop new techniques of brilliant colour and vivacious brushwork. At the same time, a greater emotional range began to be expressed in his art. Although he had scraped an income from painting, it was not until 1819 that Constable sold his first important canvas, The White Horse, which led to a series of “six footers”, as he called his large-scale paintings.

WEYMOUTH BAY: BOWLEAZE COVE AND JORDON HILL was painted by the leading English landscape artist John Constable in 1816–17. The painting now hangs in the National Gallery, London.

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THE OPENING OF WATERLOO BRIDGE SEEN FROM WHITEHALL STAIRS, 18 JUNE 1817

The time of year when the devil comes and spews art over London.

do something beyond the truth.

He made occasional trips further afield.

TRUTH AT SECOND HAND...

HIS EARLY STYLE HAS MANY QUALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MATURE WORK

IN 1803 HE SPENT ALMOST A MONTH ABOARD THE EAST INDIAMAN SHIP COUTTS

I have not endeavoured to represent

including a freshness of light, colour

as it visited south-east ports, and in

nature with the same elevation of

and touch, and reveals the composi-

1806 he undertook a two-month tour

mind with which I set out, but have

tional influence of the old masters he

of the Lake District. He told his friend

rather tried to make my performanc-

had studied, notably of Claude Lorrain.

and biographer, Charles Leslie, that

es look like the work of other men...

Constable’s usual subjects, scenes of

the solitude of the mountains op-

There is room enough for a natural

ordinary daily life, were unfashionable

pressed his spirits, and Leslie wrote:

painter. The great vice of the pres-

in an age that looked for more roman-

ent day is bravura, an attempt to

tic visions of wild landscapes and ruins.

NFOR THE LAST TWO YEARS I HAVE BEEN RUNNING AFTER PICTURES, AND SEEKING THE

THE CORNFIELD IS AN OIL-ON-CANVAS PAINTING BY THE ENGLISH ARTIST JOHN CONSTABLE IT WAS FINISHED IN 1826 AND WAS FIRST EXHIBITED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY THAT SAME YEAR. It measures 143 by 122 cm. It is in the National Gallery, London. Constable referred to the painting as “The Drinking Boy” and it is thought to show a lane leading from East Bergholt towards Dedham, Essex

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John Constable – The Quarters behind Alresford Hall, 1816

A

uguste René Rodin (12 November 1840

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.

– 17 November

1917), known as Auguste Rodin (/oʊˈɡuːst roʊˈdæn/; French: [oɡyst ʁɔdɛ̃]), was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris’s

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Weymouth Bay (c. 1816)

foremost school of art.

brought increasing favor

that were later fine-tuned,

Sculpturally, Rodin pos-

from the government and

cast in plaster, and forged

sessed a unique ability to

the artistic community

into bronze or carved in

model a complex, turbulent,

marble. Rodin’s focus was

deeply pocketed surface in

FROM THE UNEXPECT-

clay. Many of his most nota-

ED REALISM OF HIS

ble sculptures were roundly

FIRST MAJOR FIGURE

criticized during his lifetime.

on the handling of clay. George Bernard Shaw sat for a portrait and gave

inspired by his 1875 trip to

an idea of Rodin’s tech-

They clashed with predom-

Italy – to the unconventional

nique: “While he worked,

inant figurative sculpture

memorials whose com-

he achieved a number of

traditions, in which works

missions he later sought,

miracles. At the end of the

were decorative, formulaic,

Rodin’s reputation grew,

first fifteen minutes, after

or highly thematic. Rodin’s

such that he became the

having given a simple idea

most original work departed

preeminent French sculptor

of the human form to the

from traditional themes of

of his time. By 1900, he was

block of clay, he produced

mythology and allegory,

a world-renowned artist.

by the action of his thumb

modeled the human body

a bust so living that I would

with realism, and cele-

Instead of copying tradi-

have taken it away with

brated individual character

tional academic postures,

me to relieve the sculp-

and physicality. Rodin was

Rodin preferred his models

tor of any further work.”

sensitive to the controver-

to move naturally around his

sy surrounding his work,

studio (despite their naked-

but refused to change his

ness). The sculptor often

style. Successive works

made quick sketches in clay

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F

Frederic

Edwin

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F

Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters, perhaps best known for painting large panoramic landscapes, often depicting mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets, but also sometimes depicting dramatic natural phenomena that he saw during his travels to the Arctic and Central and South America.

Church

MAY 4, 1826 – APRIL 7, 1900

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F

rederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford,

Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters, perhaps best known for painting large panoramic landscapes, often depicting mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets, but also sometimes depicting dramatic natural phenomena that he saw during his travels to the Arctic and Central and South America. Frederic Edwin Church was a direct descendant of Richard Church, who

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Imagine this fairylike Temple blazing like sunlight among those savage black rocks.

er in Hartford, Connecticut.

in Catskill, New York after

England who accompanied

Joseph, in turn, was the

Daniel Wadsworth, a family

Thomas Hooker on the

son of Samuel Church, who

neighbor and founder of

original journey through the

founded the first paper mill

the Wadsworth Athenae-

in Lee, Massachusetts in

um, introduced the two.

WILDERNESS FROM

the Berkshires. Joseph later

In May 1849, Church was

MASSACHUSETTS

became an official and a

elected as the youngest

director of The Aetna Life

Associate of the National

to what would become

Insurance Company. The

Academy of Design and

Hartford, Connecticut.

family’s wealth allowed

was promoted to Acade-

Church was the son of Eliza

Frederic Church to pursue

mician the following year.

(née Janes) and Joseph

his interest in art from a very

Soon after, he sold his first

Church. The family’s wealth

early age. At eighteen years

major work to Hartford’s

came from Church’s father,

of age, Church became

Wadsworth Athenaeum.

a silversmith and watchmak-

the pupil of Thomas Cole

was a Puritan pioneer from

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HEART OF THE ANDES (1859)

CHURCH TOOK TWO TRIPS TO SOUTH AMERICA, AND STAYED PREDOMINANTLY IN QUITO,

of America was published in

having clear perspective

scenes, the palette here is

1852, Church jumped at the

and foreshortening, Church

comparatively restrained by

chance to travel and study in

keeps every detail (even

Church’s standards: quiet

his icon’s footsteps (literally,

those of the mountains

greens, blues, browns,

Ecuador, the first in 1853

as he stayed in Humboldt’s

in the back) in crystal

ochres and subdued

and the second in 1857.

old house) in Quito, Ecuador.

clear detail. In addition,

grayish purples of sky,

One trip was financed

When Church returned

by businessman Cyrus

in 1857 he added to his

The Heart of The Andes

in full, even daylight.” It

West Field, who wished

landscape paintings of

is also a documentation,

was in 1859 that Church

to use Church’s paintings

the area. After both trips,

a scientific study of every

finally showed The Heart

to lure investors to his

Church had produced four

natural feature that exists in

of the Andes in New York

South American ventures.

landscapes of Ecuador:

that area of the Andes. Every

City. Church had set up the

species of plant and animal

exhibit like a house, with the

Church was inspired by

stone, verdure and water

the Prussian polymath

The Andes of Ecuador

is readily identifiable; even

painting playing the part of

geographer Alexander von

(1855), Cayambe (1858),

climatic zonation by altitude

a window looking out over

Humboldt’s Cosmos (about

The Heart of the Andes

is delineated precisely.

the Andes. He completed

“the Earth, matter, and

(1859), and Cotopaxi (1862).

space”) and his exploration

It was the Heart of the

In this way, Church pays a

plants from his travels and

of the continent in the

Andes that won Church

unique tribute to Humboldt

a frame and curtains which

early 1800s; Humboldt had

fame when it debuted in

(who inspired his journey)

the audience (sitting on

challenged artists to portray

1859. The painting pictures

as well as maintains his

benches) looked through to

the “physiognomy” of the

several elements of Quito’s

Hudson River School roots.

enhance the effect. Church

Andes. After Humboldt’s

nature combined into

“Therefore instead of the

unveiled the painting to

Personal Narrative of Travels

an idealistic portrait of

fiery crimsons and oranges

an astonished public in

to the Equinoctial Regions

a jungle scene. Despite

of his emotional crepuscular

New York City in 1859.

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the look with Ecuadorian


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D The

DIGI I M

ichael Oswald describes his work as “photomanipulation on steroids,� which is probably the most accurate description anyone could use. His technique involves beginning with a photo (often a stock photograph) of a model and completely manipulating the image into an amazing work of art. Using his incredible technique for digital painting and illustration, Michael has created art for posters, billboards, book covers, and much more.

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D M

arcin Jakubowski, A concept artist and illustrator, works as a freelancer from Gdansk, Poland. He was first introduced to digital art in the early 1990’s, and has now come a long way from his beginning as a selftaught digital painter. He attributes his skills to a desire for success and also to studying the talents of other designers online.

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Marcin created this image in October 2007 using Photoshop. - Dark Future Train 1

CONCEPT ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

GAME CALLED PURGE, TO BE RELEASED IN 2012 Image from Purge, this one is titled Eva X. Marcin also has quite the impressive collection of cartoon characters:

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SELF-TAUGHT DIGITAL PAINTER WHO OWES SKILLS TO HIS UNCEASING AMBITION FUELED BY AWESOME

M

arcin

awards, one of which is the

Jakubowski

Grand Prix for his “Beauty

A concept

and the Beast” entry for the

artist and il-

2D Battle event. He has also

lustrator, Marcin Jakubowski

been published numerous

works as a freelancer from

times in noteworthy publica-

Gdansk, Poland. He was

tions such as the Big Book

first introduced to digital

of Contemporary Illustration

art in the early 1990’s, and

by Martic Dawber in 2009

has now come a long way

and Spectrum 17 in 2010.

from his beginning as a self-taught digital painter.

Many of Marcin’s illustrations have a dark, sci-fi

He attributes his skills to a

look and feel to them, with

desire for success and also

gigantic machines, brilliant

to studying the talents of

robotic battle scenes, and

other designers online. Mar-

futuristic technology.

cin has completed projects in several fields, including TV COMMERCIALS AND SHOWS AS WELL AS CG ANIMATIONS. However, his passion lies in creating other worlds for both games and films. He has received a number of

Purge Game Image The title is Nightmare Engine.

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ARTIST, AND ART DIRECTOR

D

avid Revoy presents an incredible portfolio on his website. He mostly works from his home in France as a freelancer, offering services such as artworks production, art

direction, and even teaching and conferences. Much of Revoy’s work includes incredibly expressive characters, often done in very earthy and natural color schemes. THIS DETAILED ILLUSTRATION FROM REVOY WON A CG CHOICE AWARD. REVOY HAS DONE A NUMBER OF STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS FOR BOOK COVERS AND BOARD GAMES He has created art for posters, billboards, book covers, and much more. His art has been featured in the cover of magazines such as Advanced Photoshop and UCE Magazine. Take a look at some of his incredible work below, and follow the links to see the original

THIS DETAILED ILLUSTRATION FROM REVOY WON A CG CHOICE AWARD. REVOY HAS DONE A NUMBER OF STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS FOR BOOK COVERS AND BOARD GAMES

photos from which he created the manipulations.

HIS CONCEPT ART AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE EQUALLY FASCINATING AND QUITE LIFE-LIK

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PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN


DAVID REVOY My name is David Revoy ( nickname Deevad ), and I’m a french artist living in the south of France. I’ll have soon more than 15 years of experience working remotely as a freelancer. My skills and expertise includes illustration, art-direction, concept-art and teaching. In short : I’m a 2D artist ( I draw, paint, digital-paint ) and I create from scratch custom artworks for books, posters, board-games, video-games, movies and my clients are located all around the world. AWARDS CGallery Trophy -- 2009 CGallery, for the 2D artwork “Fantasy landscape” CGsociety Award -- 2011 for “Alice in Wonderland” 3DWorld Award -- 2011 for all the short movie Sintel deviantArt Daily Deviation -- 2012, 1st January, for “Yingyang of world hunger” deviantArt Daily Deviation -- 2013 , for my webcomic “L’héritage en couleur” Ballistic pub. Exellence Award -- 2013 , Expose 11, portrait of Charles Darwin CLIENTS Editions Hachette -- L’ecole des dragons, Atlantis -- Illustrator, book-covers. Editions Gründ -- Le club des chevaux magiques, Fedeylins -- Illustrator, book-covers. Editions Imaginemos -- l’île des Dauphins -- Illustrator, book-covers. Alki Nea Publishing -- Kea, The third Way -- Illustrator, book-cover.

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M

ichael

MICHAEL HAS CRE-

Oswald

ATED ART FOR POST-

describes

ERS, BILLBOARDS,

his work

BOOK COVERS,

as “photo-manipulation on steroids,” which

and much more. His art

is probably the most

has been featured in the

accurate description

cover of magazines such

anyone could use.

as Advanced Photoshop and UCE Magazine. Take

His technique involves

a look at some of his

beginning with a photo

incredible work below,

(often a stock photo-

and follow the links to

graph) of a model and

see the original photos

completely manipulat-

from which he created

ing the image into an

the manipulations.

amazing work of art. Using his incredible technique for digital painting and illustration,

Particular manipulation titled “Under My Skin”

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LOREM IPSUM ANOTHER GREAT TITLE PLACE HERE FOR A REASON

HABUNUM IUS. TA PRO HOSULTUM LAREDO, VISTRUM

aperfecrum nir ut vivemus es Cat.

IUM VIT CUPIONSUS, UNTE,

Oti parbi estala sum sidefesimis. Vere publicam talabem nem ne-

sestife risquam nondaci porti, nonvo,

qua pre iumeri fatu mandit publice

num Palium, se ina, C. Vala re, ficienari

haequa vataliur. Senatia int, dis,

tellari facchicae, sentera, C. Natam

silii is, Catuus fir ut iacerit. Vivirtem,

essilicum iam Rommodicae, forem pat.

nostum patua vidio no. Cupplicae.

Astilicis. Dam condit, num nocae iam aridienti facessum nimusque me novenatus nostro verta, nont? Firmissimium praturo, alica; norei fauderfiri iam hortem es horterteri, consuliis, esceste

Photo Manipulation on Steroids DIGITAL ART, WHETHER DONE WITH A MODEL IN MIND OR FROM SCRATCH is a very visually awakening type of art, maybe because of the intricate details involved that make the art come to life. Visit each of the above artist’s websites above to see their complete collections of incredibly inspiring work for some more visuals to stimulate your creativity.

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MARTINA STIPAN

A

n experienced digital artist at 17, Martina Stipan is showing early promise. Her works are inspired by a prodigious amount of daydreaming and her fondest memories.

Some of her works have already been on display in her native Croatia. This year, Stipan became the national champion in multimedia! Martina Stipan comes from Varaždin, Croatia. She says that her passion for digital art started in 2009, when she opened Adobe Photoshop 2.0 for the first time – she uses a lot more programs these days! Stipan’s also studying at a high school for graphical design. As Stipan writes on DeviantArt, “my personal goal is to become professional graphic designer, but for now this is still my favourite hobby.”

BREATHE AGAIN Martina Stipan comes

pan’s also studying at a high

from Varaždin, Croatia. She

school for graphical design.

says that her passion for digital art started in 2009, when she opened Adobe Photoshop 2.0 for the first time – she uses a lot more programs these days! Sti-

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17 Year-Old Artist Creates Amazing Digital Art Inspired By Her Childhood Memories I’M MARTINA STIPAN, ALSO KNOWN AS T1NA, A YOUNG ENTHUSIAST FOR ART. BORN IN NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL CROATIA Varaždin in 1997. With my passion for art & design I create whole new worlds. My personal goal is to become professional graphic designer, but for now this is still my favourite hobby.

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SALVADOR RAMIREZ MADRIZ

I

was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. I’m a graduate from Cinematography and animation, and I have been working as a concept artist profesionally for around 7 years, but drawing my whole life.

I’m mad about illustration and the infinite ways it offers to express an idea- I’m constantly looking for new tendencies, styles, formats, materials… basically looking for knowledge to have the tools I need to deliver the best of my art. So, here I present my work to you. I hope you will find some images worth looking at, because that’s what I’m convinced my job is meant to do… inspire and entertain.

SKULL ISLAND SPLASH SCREEN Here is what would have been the spash screen to the game “Skull Island” I shouldnt take all the merit here, my great friend Kelly Perry did the first pass on this illustration and helped a lot in figuring out the colors. Anyway! I had a lot of fun trying to figure out a way to portray Greystoke (Tarzan) and Jane here... I wanted to show and adventurous Tarzan and a not very experienced rope swinging Jane while being totally hook on each other.... oh romance! Check out the cool attempt at a title design down at the bottom made by yours trully!

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Madriz’s work has been featured on the cover of 3D Magazine. His animal drawings are also quite impressive

FROM GUADALAJARA, MEXICO,

knack for capturing the life and

SALVADOR RAMIREZ MADRIZ IS A

innocence of a child so vividly that you

DIGITAL ARTIST

almost feel as if the drawing is of a real person.

with a portfolio quickly growing with impressive works. With images featured on his Deviant Art page and in CGWorks, you can easily see the new level of professionalism he is reaching. Much of his illustrations are beautiful digital drawings of people of different ages, but his most stunning images are of children and young people. Salvador seems to have a talented

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ARTIST Insight

We are the compilers and designers of this magazine ‘ArtistInsight’. We are professional designers who has worked on a range of diversified projects. For our Editorial Design project we have chosed the topic ‘Arts and Crafts’ based on our strong inclination towards this vast subject. This Magazine, ‘ArtistInsight’ revolves around a few of the world’s most eminent artists who inspired us to take the plunge into the field of arts and pursue digital arts as a career. These artists include Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Auguste Rodin, John Constable and Marcin Jakubowski. This Magazine contains brief biography and selective work specimen of each of these legendary artists and sculptors who were far ahead of their time and paved the way for modern art & sculpture. In a nutshell, this magazine is like a bible for all the arts students and lovers. I would like to express my deepest gratitude for my teachers and coordinators, without their guidance and direction this magazine would not have been possible and almighty Allah who I believe is the greatest artist of all.

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