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Mar 29 14

Read this interesting article about Angel Ramiro Sanchez, director of advance painting program in FAA

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

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Honoring Dan’s Papers Cover Artist: Ramiro Sanchez

While this week’s cover by Ramiro Sanchez, “Maria! Maria!” resembles a portrait, it has some similarities with the artist’s striking landscapes. In fact, many of his portraits and figurative pieces have seemed like metaphors for fields, the sky and all manner of natural surroundings. Sanchez’s work, whether images of people or crashing waves, is emotional, evoking psychological states of mind.

keep reading here….

Mar 23 14

Apply now to The Alpine Fellowship 2014 Artists in Residence

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero
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From August 24th – 27th the Alpine Fellowship will take over Aldourie Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, Scotland. This year it will be a closed gathering to discuss ‘Representation in the 21st Century’.
Speakers include:
Professor Roger Scruton (Oxford University, St Andrews)
Professor Taylor Carman (Columbia University)
Professor Wolfgang Ulrich (Academy for design, Karlsruhe)
Professor Graham Locke (Oxford University)
Peter Trippi (ed Fine Art Connoisseur)
There will also be a number of postgraduate papers delivered, an award winning poet in residence Deryn Rees Jones, and evening recitals by virtuoso cellist Moray Walsh.
There are a small number of places available for artists in residence.
Applicants should send 5jpg images, a brief bio, and a 500 word essay outlining their artistic interests. Thoughts and opinions on ‘representation’  from a painterly perspective are particularly welcome.
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Deadline: May 1st
 
Mar 1 14

Open House FAA Florence 2014. Second year students

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

 

Great afternoon with friends and students at Fratelli Bandiera, where we had the opportunity to see their works.

Well done! Here some pics of the afternoon

Daniel Graves with Tom Richards

Daniel Graves with Tom Richards

IMG_6906 Last moments before opening

Last moments before opening

Last retouches

Last retouches

Getting food ready

Getting food ready

Let's begin the partyDavid Masson

David Masson

Benjamin Arnold

Benjamin Arnold

David Masson's drawing

David Masson’s drawing

Francis Waplinger,Stella Lamikhov, Megan Euell, Maureen Hyde

Francis Waplinger,Stella Lamikhov, Megan Euell, Maureen Hyde

Catherine Eldridge and Erin McCarthy

Catherine Eldridge and Erin McCarthy

Chapman Hamborg,Sarah-Margaret Gibson and Lee Craigmile

Chapman Hamborg,Sarah-Margaret Gibson and Lee Craigmile

Daniella and Gerard

Daniella and Gerard

Some visitor

Some visitor from England

The Catalans

The Catalans

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David Masson and Per Elof

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Vanessa Paladino, Rony Cadavid, Anna Rosa Paladino

Vanessa Paladino, Rony Cadavid, Anna Rosa Paladino