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No 390 Giacomo Balla

“We shall find the abstract equivalent for all forms & elements in the universe, then we shall combine them in sculptural constructions according to the mood of our inspiration.” Giacomo Balla, an Italian Futurist, created a pictorial depiction of light, movement and speed. … Continue reading

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No 389 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

“Listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters.” … Continue reading

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No 388 Rembrandt van Rijn

“A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished.” Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history, was born on July 15, 1606.

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No 387 Gustav Klimt

“All art is erotic.” Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, was born on July 14, 1862.

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No 386 Andrew Wyeth

“It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.” Andrew Wyeth, one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century, was born on  July 12, 1917.

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No 385 Amedeo Modigliani

“You are not alive unless you know you are living.” Amedeo Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France, was born on July 12, 1884.

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No 384 James Whistler

“I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.” James Abbott McNeill Whistler, an American artist, active during the American Gilded … Continue reading

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No 383 Camille Pissarro

“God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.” Camille Pissarro, a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter, was born on July 10, 1830.

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No 382 David Hockney

“When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing.” David Hockney, considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, was born on July 9, 1937. We loved Hockney’s landscape exhibition … Continue reading

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No 381 Käthe Kollwitz

“I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.” Käthe Kollwitz, a German artist, who worked with drawing, … Continue reading

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