Saturday, May 30, 2020

01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of their time, Part 69 - With Footnotes

Miroslava Zaharieva, Bulgaria
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Watercolor on Paper
19.7 W x 13.8 H x 0 in

Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture.

As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris. The cathedral treasury contains a reliquary which houses some of Catholicism's most important relics, including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.


In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration in the radical phase of the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. An extensive restoration supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845. A project of further restoration and maintenance began in 1991. More on Notre-Dame Cathedral

Miroslava Zaharieva is an academic and self-expression artist. She works in various styles: still life, landscape, portrait, figural and non-figural compositions using watercolours, oil, tempera and acrylic colours. Traditional techniques of painting and experimentation by mixing different techniques together. Collage works with various materials: paper, textile, leather and synthetics. Applied arts experience in hand drawing and stamping of textiles (silk, linen, cotton, synthetics).

Born on May 6th 1982 at Sofia, Bulgaria, Miroslava Graduated on M.A. course in Painting at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a member of Union of Bulgarian Artists since 2012. She is also a member of AIAP / IAA – UNESCO. More on Miroslava Zaharieva





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Friday, May 15, 2020

01 Painting, The amorous game, Part 55 - With Footnotes

Rebecca Leveille
Give Me Pretty Things, c. 2016
Oil, art resin, and gold on canvas
36 × 36 in, 91.4 × 91.4 cm

Rebecca Guay is an artist known early in her career as an illustrator, commissioned for work.  Guay received a degree in Illustration from the Pratt Institute in New York City in 1992. She subsequently turned primarily toward gallery work, opening her first solo exhibition in 2013.

After 2011,Guaye began focusing primarily on large scale gallery work done in oil. Her gallery work focuses on the figure with the goal being a strong emotional connection to the audience. Her pieces have since been shown and acquired by private collectors and several museums, including the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

Guay has been an instructor at the Pratt Institute and a guest lecturer at the Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Massachusetts, Rhode Island School of Design and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Guay is also the creator of two professional mentorship programs. More on Rebecca Guay





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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

01 Painting, The amorous game, Part 53 - With Footnotes

István Cene gál, Hungary
Forbidden love III
Oil on canvas
39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 in

István Cene gál was born in 1969 in Salgótarján, Hungary. He studied artistic drawing under the guidance of first Ödön Iványi, then Péter Földi.

He also studied art history in a course led by Professor Dr. Lajos Végvári at the Association of Art in Miskolc. He got his degree at the College Department of the university DOTE EU.
Several study tours to Paris (at István Sándorfi), Rome, London and Dublin.

He is a member in the Hungarian Painters’ Society. In 2009 – he received the "Prima” Award and in 2015 – "European Art Star” Award. He has had more than forty individual exhibitions in Hungary and abroad, alike. He has paintings in 26 countries at private collectors.” More on István Cene gál






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