Swedish Hotel…


From Living Off the Grid: This hotel in Sweden (Kolarbyn) consists of twelve little forest huts located by the beautiful lake Skärsjön. Called Sweden’s most primitive hotel, the huts have no electricity and the dark evenings are lit by candles or traditional oil lamps. Cool! Hey, I’ve literally lived in caves. Related articles Visit Sweden’s […]

Antonio Mancini Italian Artist.


Painting by Antonio Mancini: Mancini was born in Rome and showed precocious ability as an artist. At the age of twelve, he was admitted to the Institute of Fine Arts in Naples, where he studied under Domenico Morelli (1823–1901), a painter of historical scenes who favored dramatic chiaroscuro and vigorous brushwork, and Filippo Palizzi (1818–1899), a […]

American Art.


Painting by Richard Schmid: Richard Schmid was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. His earliest artistic influence came from his maternal grandfather, Julian Oates, an architectural sculptor. Richard’s initial studies in landscape painting, figure drawing, and anatomy began at the age of twelve and continued into classical techniques under William H. Mosby at the American Academy […]

Russian Art.


Painting by Ilya Repin: Ilya Repin was a talented Russian painter of the Peredvizhniki School, who was held up by the Soviet government as an artist to be imitated by the new school of Socialist Realists. At the age of 22, Repin began his art career at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, the same time […]