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Feb 16 14

FAA teachers and staff visiting The Duomo and The Baptistery of St. John in Florence

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero
Daniel Graves and Richard Great House

Daniel Graves and Richard Great HouseDuomo's facade. Florence Giotto's Bell Tower. Photo from Duomo's lanternWith the turist guide on the top on Duomo lanternOn top of the Duomo! photo from the Duomo's lantern Tatyana Kulida, Josefin Eriksson, Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund and Lynn Guo Teachers and staff in front Duomo Last stop!The Baptistery of St. John. Florence___

 

 

Feb 16 14

Guest speaker – Tom Richards – ‘Landscape Painting: Visions and Conventions

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Feb 16 14

Velasquez

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Feb 16 14

Titian

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Feb 16 14

The Visual Impression

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Feb 16 14

El Duende

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Feb 16 14

Turner

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Feb 16 14

Death, War and Goya

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Feb 10 14

Basilio De San Juan Guerrero wins first place at YICCA 2013 for his painting, Augury

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YICCA, Young International Contest of Contemporary Art

Basilio De San Juan Guererro wins first place at YICCA 2013 for his painting, Augury, http://yicca.org/en/view/winners2013

“YICCA” is an ambitious project regarding transparency, comparison and research of new artistic talents. Nowadays it is becoming more and more difficult to comply with the requirements of art market, in particular – facing the challenge of competing with the constantly increasing number of newly arising artists in the contemporary art field.YICCA was founded in 2009. The decision of its foundation was taken under the great influence of new ways of making and thinking art that recently have discovered many surprising and unusual forms of art.This general confusion and rapid change of offers is without any doubt challenging and extremely exciting. The main goal of YICCA is to understand and to improve new talents that in this “beautiful chaos” are able to interpret better the upcoming art.”

 

Feb 6 14

Chinese Artists Community at The Florence Academy of Art

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero
During the evenings in Via Luna, The Florence Academy of Art hosts a group of students from China in a special class called Chinese Artists in Florence Community. The group was started by Lynn Guo from our painting program and Shi Yu. They recently had a special guest artist talk to the group, Professor ZhiQiang Yang of LuoYang University Fine Art Department. Prof. Yang was assigned to study in Russia, at the V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute by the Chinese government 10 years ago. Today he is a very well established sculptor and a fine arts professor in China. Last Tuesday evening, the class held a ‘Q & A ‘ session with him for its students. Lynn says, “there were so many great questions that have been answered, including techniques, fine art trends,  how to approach the galleries & how to apply for a teaching position in Chinese schools & universities etc.”
Here is information on the Chinese Community in Florence:
Chinese Artists in Florence Community was founded on July 28th, 2013, in Florence, Italy. A non-profit organisation, its two co-founders are both third year students at The Florence Academy of Art, Lynn Guo (Painting Program and student teacher for first year students) & Liu Shi Yu (Sculpture Program). The community is mainly formed by a group of painters and sculptors, as well as a few filmmakers and musicians.  Chinese Artists in Florence Community aims to carry on the spirit of classical art and aesthetics, while embracing modern themes and contemporary culture; it promotes exchange opportunities between Chinese and western artists. The current workshops provide study/training opportunities to young Chinese art students, introducing them to classical drawing/painting/sculpturing techniques, and create work opportunities to teachers and models.