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Sacred Heart Art

The Immaculate Heart of Mary by Leoncio Asuncion y Molo (1813 -1888) Filipino

The Immaculate Heart of Mary by Leoncio Asuncion y Molo (1813 -1888) Filipino

Sacred Heart Art. Metaphor of the heart can be traced in the 11th century, and the cult of the Sacred Heart as the center of all spiritual in man developed in the XIII century. The heart has been synonymous to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in connection with which a wound on the body of Christ at the crucifixion was moved from the right to the left side of the body. And Mary’s heart was displayed as pierced by seven swords of sorrow. She devoted herself and her country to the veneration of his heart, and established a Sacred Heart feast day.
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British artist Sir Winston Churchill

British artist Sir Winston Churchill

British artist Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill is known to us in the first place, as a talented politician, statesman, writer, and British Prime Minister during World War II. His services to the country can not be overstated, and powerful mind policy, coupled with a special sense of humor makes him quite extraordinary. Many of the sayings of the famous Englishman immediately became aphorisms, such as “success – is the ability to move from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm”. According to the survey Broadcasting Corporation BBC, conducted in 2002, Winston Churchill was named the greatest Briton in history. Talents of this legendary personality is not limited to politics and literature: Winston Churchill was also an artist.
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Wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson

Painting by British Wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson

Labrador puppy. Painting by British Wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson

Wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson
British naturalist has created these touching and wise images of our smaller brethren. Fine, detailed elaboration of pictures, natural and at the same time, the vivid colors. Also, interesting compositions, emphasizing the character of each animal pictured. Andrew is a truly talented and unique artist born in North Yorkshire, England in 1961.
After completing an apprenticeship in joinery, he got a Diploma course in graphics and illustration. While working as an archaeological illustrator 30-year-old Hutchinson met his wife and the couple for some time lived in the Highlands of Scotland. According to the artist, that was the place of unspoilt beauty of nature where he found inspiration for his art. Ten years later the family with their daughter returned to Hutchinson’s native Yorkshire.
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Animated illustrations by Lisette Berndt

Animated illustrations by German artist Lisette Berndt

Animated illustrations by German artist Lisette Berndt

Animated illustrations by Lisette Berndt. Talented and creative artist Thoka Maer aka Lisette Berndt lives in Germany. She is a freelancing illustrator and animator, since 2008 has been studying visual communication at the University of Arts, Berlin, Germany. Her animated drawings are cute, cartoon-like, lovely, just something special, which I’ve never seen before. Some quotes about life are added to these wonderful animations.
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William Blakes mystic art

William Blakes mystic art. The Ghost of a Flea, 1819–1820

William Blakes mystic art. The Ghost of a Flea, 1819–1820

William Blakes mystic art and love. English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) married Catherine Boucher in 1782. William and Catherine had no children. Writers who knew the couple in their later years describe a very happy relationship, their marriage lasted 45 years until his death. On that day Blake working on illustrations to Dante, turned to his wife, who was sitting on the bed next to him, unable to hold back her tears, he exclaimed “Oh, Kate, please, remain immovable, I’ll draw your portrait now. You have always been an Angel to me”. At 6 pm of the same day, after promising his wife to be with her always, William Blake went into another world. Catherine said: “I have been at the death, not of a man, but of a blessed angel.” After his death she believed she was regularly visited by Blake’s spirit.
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German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker

Girl with a cat, 1905. Painting by German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker

Girl with a cat, 1905. Painting by German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker

German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker for her short life has created 750 paintings, 13 etchings, 1,000 drawings, which absorbed the main areas of art at the beginning of the XX century. She died at the age of 31, nineteen days after the childbirth. Paula Modersohn-Becker was the first female painter to paint female nudes. Paula Becker was born February 8, 1876 in Dresden-Friedrichstadt where she grew up in cultured and intellectual household environment. She was the third child of seven children in her family. Her father was the son of a Russian university professor, he spoke Russian, knew French and English; her mother was from an aristocratic family. Visual arts, literature and music occupied an important place in the education of children. Paula, along with her brothers and sisters learned to play the piano.
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German painter Wolfgang Grunberg

Still life with roses. Oil on canvas. Painting by German artist Wolfgang Grünberg

Still life with roses. Oil on canvas. Painting by German artist Wolfgang Grünberg

German illustrator and painter Wolfgang Grünberg was born in 1909 and lived in the city of in Köln till his death in 2001. For his long life he has created realistic oil paintings of still life. The main inspiration for the artist was the image of a rose, he painted this beautiful flower on most of his canvas. His beautiful paintings can be found at art auctions throughout the world. Despite the long creative life and a large impressive gallery of artworks of a talented German painter Wolfgang Grunberg, there is no biography of the artist on the net.
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