Richard Savoie is a Quebec painter born in Moncton New Brunswick.
Savoie comes from a family of artists, including an uncle who is part of Canada’s National Gallery.
Savoie is known for his beautiful oil paintings of winter landscapes and urban environments.
The subjects of his paintings become part of the mystery as they slowly walk further into the distance with their back turned on the narrator.
Many of his works specializes in frosty winters bursting with light, even if depicted in the middle of the night.
Savoie astonishes with an impeccable visual memory, a skill with which he paints and, in turn, places the viewer at the exact place and time as experienced by the artist himself.
Each work reveals another fragment of the universe in a tapestry of light and color that allows viewers to savor the finesse of his fresh and spontaneous approach.
Richard Savoie‘s work can be found in major galleries throughout Canada and is also part of some of the country’s most important collections.
You can also find his work at https://balcondart.com/en/savoie-richard/.
Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765), a Piacenza-born artist, was a celebrated painter of views of modern and ancient Rome and a prolific architect and draftsman during the eighteenth century.As both painter and teacher, Panini was versatile in his craft and, accordingly, was highly respected for his contribution to the art scene in Italy.Although Panini worked as an architect, designing Cardinal Valenti’s villa and the chapel in Santa Maria della Scala (1728), and produced fireworks, festival apparatuses, and other ephemeral architectural decorations (and painted magnificent records of them), in the last thirty years of his life he specialized in painting the views of Rome that secured his lasting reputation.These were of two main types, vedute prese da i luoghi (carefully and accurately rendered views of actual places) and vedute ideate (imaginary views and combinations of particular buildings and monuments).His views of ancient and modern Rome encompassed practically everything worth noting in the eighteenth-century guidebooks to the Eternal City.
These paintings were not idealized or symbolic representations of Rome’s past and present grandeur, but accurate and objective portrayals of the most famous, most picturesque, or most memorable sights of the city.
More of Giovanni Paolo Panini‘s amazing paintings can be found at museums and websites around the Internet.
Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840) was a landscape painter of the nineteenth-century German Romantic movement, of which he is now considered the most important painter.
A painter and draughtman, Friedrich is best known for his later allegorical landscapes, which feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees, and Gothic ruins.
His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey the spiritual experiences of life.
Friedrich came of age during a period when, across Europe, a growing disillusionment with an over-materialistic society led to a new appreciation for spiritualism.
This was often expressed through a reevaluation of the natural world, as Friedrich sought to depict nature as a “divine creation, to be set against the artifice of human civilization.”
Today he is seen as an icon of the German Romantic movement, and a painter of international importance.
More of Caspar David Friedrich‘s wonderful paintings can be found at https://www.caspardavidfriedrich.org/