Ludio Fontana

Love the simplicity yet passion of his work Ludio Fontana was born on February 19th, 1899 in Rosario di Santa Fé in Argentina. His father was an Italian sculptor. In 1905 the artist's family moved to Milan. From 1914 Fontana attended Carlo Cattaneo's vocational school for the building trade. Having completed his military service, he …

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Francis Picabia – Birthday

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself. Francis Picabia A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone. Francis Picabia Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death. Francis Picabia God invented concubinage, satan marriage. Francis Picabia Good taste …

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Nothing to do with painting: Elvis Presley

Today would have been one of my music idol's birthdays.  Happy Birthday Elvis Elvis Presley is a star who continues to mesmerize his fans even years after his demise. He would turn 75 on January 8th 2010 had he been alive. However, a lot of plans have been made for celebrating the Rock n Roll …

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Morris Louis biography

Morris Louis was perhaps the greatest exponent of Colour Field painting. He was a notorious perfectionist with many paintings being destroyed that did not meet his exacting standards. Born Morris Louis Bernstein in 1912 to Russian-Jewish immigrants, he was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts from …

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Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente was born in Naples, Italy, in 1952. After an early academic background in classical languages and literature, he briefly enrolled as an architecture student at the University of Rome, in 1970. Throughout the 1970s he exhibited drawings, altered photographs and conceptual works across Europe. Since 1973 he has frequently resided and worked in …

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