Our first Art competition “Still Life” started in October 2021 and concluded on November 25, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, China, Italy, Serbia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. The Still Life theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, graphite, photography, digital, porcelain, glass). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 87 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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Agostini Stefano, nato a Roma, città dove vive ed opera attualmente, il 27 Maggio 1966. Pittore autodidatta nel 2007 diventa socio del Circolo Artistico Culturale “Lorenzo Viani” di Ostia (RM). Nello stesso anno inizia a firmare i suoi lavori con il nome d’arte Olandese PAUL DE HAAN per amore dei Maestri Fiamminghi e per rispondere ad una esigenza della società odierna più attenta ai “personaggi” che alle “persone”. Considera la pittura, un’altissima forma di comunicazione che dovrebbe costringere l’autore, in una società iper-informata ed iper-stimolata, a misurare le “parole” con l’obiettivo di emozionare senza essere banale All’attività pratica ha sempre associato lo studio e la ricerca, cercando, ad ogni occasione, di ammirare da vicino i capolavori dei Grandi del passato, convinto che non si possa essere innovativi prescindendo dal passato e non credendo nell’estro fine a se stesso. Attualmente la sua pittura si sta avvicinando alla tecnica Iperrealista, molto attratto dal Surrealismo, Una caratteristica attuale delle sue nature morte, indipendentemente da periodo e tecnica, è il punto di vista aereo perpendicolare. Ha partecipato a diverse mostre collettive e concorsi Nazionali ed Internazionali a, Milano, Bergamo, Genova, Savona, Bologna, Mantova e Catania e presso Sedi Istituzionali, tra le quali, più recentemente: Camera dei Deputati - “Sala del Cenacolo”; Palazzo Valentini (sede della Provincia di Roma ) - “Sala Egon Von Furstenberg” Galleria L’agostiniana - Accademia Internazionale Sant’Agostino - Roma Museo Civico “U.Mastroianni” - Marino ( RM); Museo Comunale “Antiquarium” - Sezze (LT ); Biblioteca Comunale di Torrita - Siena ( SI ); Museo della Badia - Vaiano (PO); Palazzo della Corgna - Città della Pieve (PG) Museo Archeologico e Piancoteca “Edilberto Rosa” Palazzo Boccarini - Amelia (TR); “Museo del Grand Tour d’Italie” Locanda Martorelli - Ariccia (RM) Accademia di Romania in Roma (RM) 2° Classificato X° Trofeo G.B.Moroni ( BG) con il dipinto “Cherries in a bowl” (2013) 1° Classificato V Biennale di Torino 2014 con il dipinto “Plastic bag” Premio del Presidente di Giuria VI Biennale di Torino 2016 con il dipinto “The Fortress”
Clear, colored, and cut glass is all about shapes, sparkle, reflections, and transparency. It’s exciting to layer one transparent color on top of another creating a third color and an interesting new shape. I love the distorted reflections due to the curve of the glass creating an abstract image. Biography: Linda McCord lives in Washington state and works in her studio full time. Although she is a self-taught artist, her work has taken awards in numerous international juried competitions and has been published in several books. She is a signature member of California Watercolor Association, Northwest Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, and International Acrylic Painters Society. She recently retired after owning and managing several art galleries over the past ten years.
Nyle Major - Seasonal (Mandarin Still Life 2)
(oil on wood panel)
With strong conceptual framework, painting skill and a focus on historical technique, Nyle’s art practice has evolved into a professional enterprise. He has worked hard to ensure his painting is constantly developing and evolving, and that he is exhibiting as often as possible. Traditional painting and art movements in the 18th and 19th centuries have played a significant role in developing Nyle’s art practice: “First and foremost, a viewer’s first impression of the painting is its visual impact. This will determine whether or not they will be drawn to the work and develop a connection with it. Painting with the essence of tradition is easily relatable to everyone, and makes this transition easier”. N.Major 2015. William Bouguerau (1825-1905) is his favourite artist, and inspiration for a lot of the figure painting Nyle creates. He is “the greatest artist who ever lived and that you have never heard of”, and reached academic paintings’ zenith at a time in 19th century France when favour was starting to lean towards the Impressionists. William Bouguereau and compatriots of his time such as John Singer Sargent, Lord Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema all heavily inspire Nyle’s art practice. However, not all his inspirations come from the 19th century. He is also drawn to contemporary artists such as Roberto Ferri and renaissance artists like Caravaggio who also possess that particular quality only the greats truly possess and the rest of us try to emulate