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German painter, photographer and sculptor Peter Klasen was born in Lübeck in 1935.

Peter Klasen grew up in a family sensitive to the arts: his uncle Karl Christian Klasen, a student of Otto Dix, was a landscape and portrait expressionist painter and his grand-father, a philanthropist and art collector, introduced him to many painters who were friends of their family. 182 more words

Contemporary Art

No mere Hopper-homage: Nigel Van Wieck, continued...

More paintings from Nigel Van Weick (b. 1949), an admirer of the American Realist painters and Edward Hopper in particular — here and in many of his works, probing the sad, poignant but utterly beautiful (in a lonely and desolate kind of way, of course) affairs of lovers in (and out of) love. Just, stunning

Artists, Illustrators & Photo Arts

No mere Hopper-homage: Nigel Van Wieck

Though born in England (b. 1949), artist Nigel Van Wieck is really a Yank, residing in New York. And it seems that the 20th century American realist painters are his inspiration as well – Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, for example, but most of all, the artist’s fascination with Edward Hopper ought to be very apparent. 114 more words

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Lauren Levato Coyne & Rory Coyne -- Mythic Realism: the body as story in their art

Art is anchored in reflection of the self. There is a reason why every art student is made to sketch human figure after human figure until they perfect the contours of every bodily imperfection. 3,730 more words


Painting figures by the sea...

UK artist William Oxer lives and works by the sea in Devon, surely an inspiring location. But his work is primarily figurative art, not seascapes as one might imagine. 66 more words

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