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Bahrull Marta

Heavy Music Artworks interviews Bahrull Marta Heavy Music Artworks welcomes Bahrull Marta, a great visionary and artist from Indonesia. Bahrull brings talent and an incredible personality. In his own words “I was born in crowded city Jakarta, Indonesia. If this the first time you hear my city and country I live you can Google it and…

Antoine Joseph Wiertz

Born in Dinant from a relatively poor family, he entered the Antwerp art academy in 1820. Thanks to his protector Pierre-Joseph de Paul de Maibe, a member of the Second Chamber of the States-General, king William I of the Netherlands awarded an annual stipend to Wiertz from 1821 onwards. Between November 1829 and May 1832, he stayed in Paris, where he studied…

Tobias Huber aka Bloodboy

Interview with Tobias Huber aka Bloodboy Bloodboy is a freelance designer from Germany. Responsible for creating artwork for bands and clothing firms, Bloodboy technique uses photo manipulation and the power of 3D to get nightmarish designs come to life. Started around 6 years ago with the first works by using less colors inside the shirt designs.…

Anne-Francois Janmot

French painter and poet. He belonged to the Lyon school of painting, characterized by idealistic and mystical tendencies similar to those of the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelites. His Christian beliefs, which are very apparent in his art, were strongly influenced by neo-Catholic apologists. From 1831 Janmot studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In…

Angelo Caroselli

Angelo Caroselli (1585–1653) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in his native Rome. He painted in an eclectic style, including influences from Caravaggio and the Bamboccianti. Passeri describes him as never affiliated with neither master nor patron, which made his career difficult and poorly remunerated. He is also described as having a…

Andrea Mantegna

VASARI tells us that Andrea Mantegna ”was so kind and lovable that he will always be remembered”, but not everyone found him memorable for those reasons. Certainly not Simone Ardizzone da Reggio, a printmaker briefly under Mantegna’s direction who made the mistake of taking on some additional work without his consent. First, Mantegna had him…

Amos Nattini

A great artist perhaps not so well known to the general public, who lived in Oppiano, right on the banks of the Taro, at Gaiano, and he has had in his land a great source of inspiration. Famous for the illustration of Dante’s Divine Comedy, consisting of a set of tables of great beauty, but…

Alphonse Osbert

Alphonse Osbert (23 March 1857 – 11 August 1939) was a French Symbolist painter. Educated at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, his earliest passion was for the great Spanish masters, particularly Jusepe de Ribera. A shift away from his academic style took place in the late 1880s under the influence of several acquaintances associated with…

Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Marie Mucha, a Czech-born artist, was raised in a strict Roman Catholic environment, and the religious tradition of rich decoration was later to play an important part in his art. Mucha’s style is marked by a wealth of luxurious details; he used muted colors, gold leaf, complicated and delicate patterns, and intricately intertwined lines-the…

Alphonse Legros

Alphonse Legros (8 May 1837 – 8 December 1911), painter, etcher and sculptor was born in Dijon. His father was an accountant, and came from the neighbouring village of Véronnes. Young Legros frequently visited the farms of his relatives, and the peasants and landscapes of that part of France are the subjects of many of…

Alphonse de Neuville

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (31 May 1835 – 18 May 1885) was a French Academic painter who studied under Eugène Delacroix. His dramatic and intensely patriotic subjects illustrated episodes from the Franco-Prussian War, the Crimean War, the Zulu War and portraits of soldiers. Some of his works have been collected by the Hermitage Museum in St.…

Allaert Claesz

Aertgen Claesz. van Leyden (Leiden, c. 1498 – Leiden, c. 1564), also known as Allaert or Aert van Leyden, was a 16th-Century Dutch painter, draughtsman and designer of stained glass. Works by this artist can be found at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New…

Alfred Rethel

Alfred Rethel (1816 – December 1, 1859) was a German history painter. Rethel was born in Aachen in 1816. He showed an interest in art in his early life, and at the age of thirteen, he executed a drawing which procured his admission to the Academy of Düsseldorf. Here he studied for several years, and…

Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin

Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin (10 April 1877 – 20 August 1959) was an Austrian printmaker, illustrator and occasional writer. Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism.  Kubin was born in Bohemia in the town of Litomice, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From 1892 to 1896, he was apprenticed to…

Alexandre-Marie Colin

Alexandre-Marie Colin, a French painter of historical and genre subjects, was born in Paris in 1798. He was a pupil of Girodet. His religious and historical paintings are characterised by a style based on a careful study of the old masters, while his genre pieces are vigorous and life-like. Amongst these latter may be noticed…

Alexandre Seon

Alexandre Séon (1855, Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Loire – 1917) was a French Symbolist artist, illustrator and decorator. Séon studied at the Beaux-Arts of Lyon and Paris, becoming a student of Puvis de Chavannes in 1891, with whom he later collaborated. He was closely associated with Joséphin Péladan and his Salon de la Rose-Croix, and designed the frontispiece…

Alessandro Allori

Alessandro di Cristofano di Lorenzo del Bronzino Allori (31 May 1535 – 22 September 1607) was an Italian portrait painter of the late Mannerist Florentine school. Born in Florence, in 1540, after the death of his father, he was brought up and trained in art by a close friend, often referred to as his ‘uncle’,…