The Artist

“…if he is an artist, he will be compelled to make sacrifices which worldly people find absurd and unnecessary. In following the inner light he will inevitably choose… poverty. And, if he has in him the makings of a great artist, he may renounce everything, even his art.” – Henry Miller Disillusioned but alive, he saunters slowly through the haze of hysteria in an age of a pretentiousoutrage. He’s … Continue reading The Artist

Impressionism : Art Movement

The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1880-1881 Impressinism is only direct sensation. All great painters were more or less impressionists. It is mainly a question of instinct. – Claude Monet Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement, associated especially with French artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, who attempted to accurately and objectively record visual ‘impressions’ … Continue reading Impressionism : Art Movement

Spotlight on : Marika Madimenos

I’m a Canadian artist, currently based in Montreal. Best known for my vibrant- coloured paintings, I produce art for residential and corporate spaces. – Discovering a form of painting that allowed me to express emotions when words were not enough gave me another way to communicate my thoughts to the world, with many others relating to a similar experience. Marika Madimenos MARIKA’S MONDAYS Fun, creative … Continue reading Spotlight on : Marika Madimenos

Rococo : Art Movement

Self-portrait in the Studio by François Boucher, 1720 Your soul is like a landscape – Paul Verlaine Centuries before the term “bling” was invented to denote ostentatious shows of luxury, Rococo infused the world of art and interior design with an aristocratic idealism that favored elaborate ornamentation and intricate detailing. The paintings that became signature to the era were created in celebration of Rococo’s grandiose … Continue reading Rococo : Art Movement

Spotlight on : Lénième

Eye and ear, painter, poet and composer, Lénième breathes for art. Born in Baie-Comeau on Quebec’s North Shore, he paints the strength and serenity of his native paradise. Passionate self-taught, polyglot and multi-instrumentalist, he combined travel, sounds, sensations and experiences to create a unique alchemy of forms, colors and movements. The artist has lived in Spain and Argentina, explored Brazil, Uruguay and the Caribbean, crisscrossed … Continue reading Spotlight on : Lénième

Spotlight on : Alain Lacaze

“Born on November 17 th 1939, Alain Lacaze did his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and exhibits permantly in France (Paris), U.S.A. (San Diego and New York) and Japan (Osaka). Settled in Québec since 1980, he owns a studi-gallery on 129-131 Saint-Paul street. The work of Alain Lacaze is that of suggestion with everything mesuread and chosen: light, transparency and equilibrium. His … Continue reading Spotlight on : Alain Lacaze