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Madawe Alubied ( @madawe.alubied ) - "I am a Saudi female artist, art has been my passion since I was a child, at that time I did not realize the importance of passion, and it was not trendy to follow your passion back then. I gave art my time and attention later in life, after I graduated from pharmacy school and getting employed, almost all society boxes have been checked.Now art is an inseparable part of my life." -
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Madawe Alubied (@madawe.alubied )
Blue
Oils and Acrylic on canvas
60x70 cm
2017
#madawealubied

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Madawe Alubied ( @madawe.alubied ) - "I am a Saudi female artist, art has been my passion since I was a child, at that time I did not realize the importance of passion, and it was not trendy to follow your passion back then. I gave art my time and attention later in life, after I graduated from pharmacy school and getting employed, almost all society boxes have been checked.Now art is an inseparable part of my life." -
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Madawe Alubied (@madawe.alubied )
Detachment
Acrylic and lipstick on canvas 80×60cm
2017
#madawealubied

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Madawe Alubied ( @madawe.alubied ) - "I am a Saudi female artist, art has been my passion since I was a child, at that time I did not realize the importance of passion, and it was not trendy to follow your passion back then. I gave art my time and attention later in life, after I graduated from pharmacy school and getting employed, almost all society boxes have been checked.Now art is an inseparable part of my life." -
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Madawe Alubied (@madawe.alubied )
L
Oils and Acrylic on canvas
60x90 cm
2017
#madawealubied

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Georges Mathieu

1921-2012

Tenth Avenue
1957
Oil on canvas
183 × 122 cm
#georgesmathieu

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Georges Mathieu

1921-2012

Boulogne-sur-Mer
1952
Oil on canvas
200 x 299.7 cm
#georgesmathieu

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Georges Mathieu

1921-2012

BATAILLE DE KILLIECRANKIE
SIGNED AND DATED LONDON 60
TITLED AND DATED LONDON 1960 ON THE STRETCHER
OIL ON CANVAS
127x102
#georgesmathieu

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Georg Baselitz - "Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art."
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Georg Baselitz
Male Nude (Self-portrait)
1973-1974
Fingerpainting, oil on canvas
200 x 169 cm
#georgbaselitz #baselitz

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Georg Baselitz - "I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting."
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Georg Baselitz
Elke
1976
Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 75 inches
#georgbaselitz #baselitz

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Georg Baselitz - "I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation."
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Georg Baselitz
Schlafzimmer
1975
Oil on Canvas
#georgbaselitz #baselitz

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Lucian Freud - "An artist should appear in his work no more than God in nature. The man is nothing; the work is everything."
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Lucian Freud
Naked Man on Bed
1993
Oil on Canvas
#lucianfreud #freud

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Lucian Freud - "The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn."
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Lucian Freud
Night Portrait
1992
Oil on canvas
#lucianfreud #freud

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Lucian Freud - "When I'm painting people in clothes I'm always thinking very much of naked people, or animals dressed."
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Lucian Freud
Nude with Leg up
1992
Oil on Canvas
#lucianfreud #freud

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Francis Bacon - "I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them, like a snail leaving its trail of the human presence... as a snail leaves its slime. "
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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) 
Three Studies for Self-Portrait 
titled 'Study for Self-Portrait' (on the reverse of each panel) 
triptych--oil on canvas 
each: 14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1974. 
#francisbacon #bacon

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Francis Bacon - "All painting is an accident. But it's also not an accident, because one must select what part of the accident one chooses to preserve."
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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) 
Three Studies for Self-Portrait 
titled 'Study for Self-Portrait' (on the reverse of each panel) 
triptych--oil on canvas 
each: 14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1974. 
#francisbacon #bacon

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Francis Bacon - "Painting is a duality and abstract painting is an entirely aesthetic thing. It always remains on one level. It is only really interesting in the beauty of its patterns or its shapes."
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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) 
Three Studies for Self-Portrait 
titled 'Study for Self-Portrait' (on the reverse of each panel) 
triptych--oil on canvas 
each: 14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1974. 
#francisbacon #bacon

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Anselm Kiefer - "What does the artist do? He draws connections. He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos."
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Anselm Kiefer 
Die Argonauten
2008
Oil, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, branches, lead, gold paint, charcoal, fabric, ashes, metal, ceramic, ceramic teeth
and plaster on canvas
282 x 192 cm
#anselmkiefer #kiefer

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Anselm Kiefer - "But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland."
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Anselm Kiefer 
Yggdrasil
1980
Gouache and acrylic on photograph
82.6 x 58.7 cm
#anselmkiefer #kiefer

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Anselm Kiefer - "Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning."
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Anselm Kiefer 
Ladder to the Sky
1990-1991
Emulsion, schellac, lead, ash, broken pieces of ceramics and glass, linnen and snakeskin on canvas
330 x 187 cm
#anselmkiefer #kiefer

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - "The body of a beautiful woman is not made for love; it is too exquisite."
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Woman before a Mirror
1897
Oil on cardboard
62.2 x 47 cm
#henridetoulouselautrec #toulouse #toulouselautrec

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - "My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck."
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero in "Chilpéric"
1895-1896
Oil on canvas
144.9 × 149.1 cm

#henridetoulouselautrec #toulouse #toulouselautrec

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - "Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it."
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Spanish Dancer
1883 - 1885
Oil on canvas
61.3 cm x 50.4 cm 
#henridetoulouselautrec #toulouse #toulouselautrec

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Evan Sharma (@evansharmaart ) - This is one of the largest painting that I have created as it’s base is 72 inches. I painted this piece from start to finish for a documentary called “An Artist’s Journey.” One of my favourite celebrations is Halloween and I usually make a very elaborate stage production outside of my house to greet children who visit our place - sometimes planning and starting firing up my jigsaw and circular saws months in advance. To me the pumpkin is the symbol of fall, festive times, the harvest and most importantly Halloween! To create this piece, I carved a stencil of a pumpkin, which is the central element of the painting. I also had lots of fun with the sky and used a repeating linear pattern to it. As you can see from the documentary, part of the way that I view a painting is as a mathematical equation with geometric patterns. I called this painting “Waiting for the Great Pumpkin,” because I always loved watching Charlie Brown movies during festive times and because historically the presence of pumpkins signifies the importance of the harvest for man.
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Evan Sharma ( @evansharmaart )
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
48x72
2016
mixed media + acrylic on canvas
#evansharma #evansharmaart

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Evan Sharma (@evansharmaart ) - This was probably my most exiting and challenging painting to create. I was skiing in the interior of British Columbia, training for alpine ski racing. Because the surroundings we so stunning, I really wanted to paint. One thing led to another, and I was able to actually get a chance to paint at 7000 feet! What I quickly realized is that paints have a very different feel and texture to them when you are working with them at freezing temperatures. My main goal of this painting was to convey the freedom and exhilaration that you feel when you ski above the tree line or in the backcountry. When I brought the piece down the mountain, the paints pooled over night as thawed. But they took on a very surreal character to them. I worked on the piece more, emphasizing a number of features and decided to place a small cabin in it to give people the idea of the raw ruggedness that some of the initial inhabitants had when they lived in remote places. I also wanted to emphasize the fresh powder on the trees - affectionately called, "snow ghosts" by the locals. When I returned from my trip, I was contacted to donate a piece of my art to help raise funds for Canadian Athletes competing in the Olympics. -
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Evan Sharma ( @evansharmaart )
From the Backcountry to Sky High Peaks
36x48
2018
mixed media + acrylic on canvas
#evansharma #evansharmaart

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Evan Sharma (@evansharmaart ) - This is a painting that I created of a small fishing village which I visited a number of years ago in Nova Scotia. I worked on this piece as part of a live painting at Toronto's Artist Project. For me I wanted to experiment with a few things. I used a very thick base of paint to give the painting a significant amount of texture. You can see this particularly in the upper part of the canvas. I also wanted the focal point of the painting to be the concept of two forces being applied to the landscape. Visually, the sun and the moon both appear in the picture. But is it an early morning sunrise or late in the evening sunset? I also was thinking about how the moon affects the tide, which is always constantly changing. As a larger idea, I wanted to the piece to represent how there are different forces always influencing us, some being positive and some negative. One other very interesting thing was that when I finished the painting, and was looking at it under a certain light, the texture in the upper left of the canvas looked like an angel floating in the sky; can you see it? The more I thought about it, I also was thinking that perhaps this really was meant to be: perhaps there is a higher power judging our actions and influencing our decisions to do good or bad deeds. One other interesting thing about this painting is that a few weeks after finishing it, I brought it on the set of a TV interview that I was doing. After leaving the set, I received a call from the host of the show who loved the painting. I ended up dropping the painting off at his house and had a chance to spend more time with him and meet his family!
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Evan Sharma ( @evansharmaart )
Changing Tides
48x48
2017
acrylic on canvas
#evansharma #evansharmaart

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Giorgio de Chirico - "Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men."
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Giorgio de Chirico
Orestes and Pylades
1957
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 40.6 cm
#giorgiodechirico #chirico #dechirico

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Giorgio de Chirico - "I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers."
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Giorgio de Chirico
Les contrariétés du penseur (The Vexations of the Thinker)
1915
Oil on canvas
46.4 × 38.1 cm
#giorgiodechirico #chirico #dechirico

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Giorgio de Chirico - "To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
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Giorgio de Chirico
Il trovatore
1950
Oil on canvas
40 × 30 cm
#giorgiodechirico #chirico #dechirico

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Erica Geralds ( @erica_geralds_artwork ) - "As a result the work was evolving into an exploration of fluid movement of colors and textures aligned with a clarity that was not discovered until the completion of a piece. Literally, with the assistance of various pouring containers I cultivated techniques that unfolded these environmentally based paintings. Once a composition had manifested a strong image I sometimes introduce brush work or chopsticks dipped in ink when and where I thought necessary. My choice of palette was the only predetermined factor."
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Erica Geralds
Spring Garden, acrylic ink, watercolor, gouache
2015
30in x 40in
#ericageralds

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Erica Geralds ( @erica_geralds_artwork ) - "The symmetry in these pieces for me offer a sense of control and order that was not visible in the initial process of creating them."
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Erica Geralds
Polar Ice Caps
acrylic ink, gesso
2015
30in x 40in
#ericageralds

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Erica Geralds ( @erica_geralds_artwork ) - "After a painting is completed, it is then photographed and mirrored so that they take the form of a pattern. By using the mirroring image technique, the focus of my work was transformed. The symmetry, color and organic shapes involved contained a style and appeal that I equate with ornate wallpapering and other areas of textile."
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Erica Geralds
Coral Reef
acrylic ink, watercolor, gouache, oil,
2014
30in x 40in
#ericageralds

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