Aase Birkhaug

“SPECTRAL CELEBRATIONS”                           JUNE 17- AUGUST 22, 2017

Norwegian artist Aase Birkhaug is inspired by Frida Kahlo who proclaimed: "I paint flowers so that they will not die." Eternalizing and immortalizing the permanence of the floral kingdom, Ms. Birkhaug pays homage to the aesthetic beauty of roses. An emissary of nature, Ms. Birkhaug visually combines her physiotherapy training with her passion for flowers. Combining European and Asian influences into a rich and highly detailed art form, Ms. Birkhaug steps away from the trappings of our technological culture and recalls a time of sensorial depth and dedication to beauty in all of its forms. 

Inspired by the psychological effects colors and imagery have on the mind, Ms. Birkhaug skillfully and deliberately combines her color palette and rose compositions to yield a calming effect for her viewers. “I discovered several years ago that roses have a positive effect on me, almost like healing, and the combination of the small and the sight feels like a mediation” she explains of her inspiration.

 Offering a voluptuous symphony of line and color, Ms. Birkhaug captures the essence of a classical still-life painting and transforms it into a re-imagined and extraordinarily compelling image. Striking in lushness of color, texture, line, and form, the result are rose paintings that are complex and weighty, while simultaneously sensuous. With a balanced sense of composition and keen sensitivity to light, Ms. Birkhaug creates images that capture the spirit of the Dutch masters, but then moves that spirit forward into the contemporary realm through a bold, expressive use of color and a modern take on texture and movement.

Rendering forms through thick, energetic brush strokes to detailed lines and dynamic perspectives, Ms. Birkhaug’s paintings reveal a unique and powerful partnership of technique.

Emphatically utilizing the richness and the intensity of color, Ms. Birkhaug is adept at depicting the subtleties of of flowers, giving life to an arrangement of vividly hued flowers, as she endows each image with a depth and physical presence that thoroughly engage the viewer. Like O’Keeffe, much of her art is focused on the eternal mysteries hidden within the flower. Masterfully capturing the convergence of gesture, lines, shadows, and texture to create truly emotive works, her paintings are a reflection of the past as it is a portent of the future.

Stunning in its simplicity as it is compelling in its level of detail, Aase Birkhaug illustrates the beauty of her floral subjects in the minutia of visual details and the broad, overall atmosphere of each composition. Proficient in art media such as aquarelle, tempera, gouache, oil, acrylics, and pastels, Ms. Birkhaug’s quest for learning places her at the forefront of artistic innovation. Through her art, Ms. Birkhaug’s visual poetry is a message of serenity to the world with images that are refreshingly tranquil, reminding the viewer of the serene moments and vistas that perhaps still do exist if we but know where to look.  Celebrated in both private and public collections in Europe and the U.S., Amsterdam Whitney Gallery is proud to shine the spotlight on this contemporary master!

QUEEN OF ROSES

The painting of Aase Birkhaug transports the observer in a new Heaven. Color is declined in its most delicate shape. The cromia is soft and at the same time it transmits at the bystender a feeling of relaxation. I want to define Aase as the true Queen of roses. She paints this flower through the purity of colors and the elegance of the form. With her painting, she takes us to Eden, in that garden where all of us can pick the most beautiful flowers.

Soffused visual colors legitimately invade the canvas. Aase Birkhaug takes us into a new dimension of the dream. A dream that has its creative essence in the artist’s magical brush strokes. The artist is one of the true interpreters of romantic pictorial hyperrealism. Her painting doesn’t just follow the academic rules, but takes inspiration from visual poetry, leaving the spectator in charge of emotion. Her painting is the representation of the real. Each brush stroke is actually an open window on the world. She decides to capture the most beautiful shades; real Heaven on earth. The observer, who sees her works, abandons to them and let them bring him to a world completely dominated by beauty and peace.

Aase is a painter free from external conditioning. Free from paradoxes of sign, paradoxes often used by artists who cannot express real emotions. She is a painter whose philosophy is based on sweetness and eternal beauty that will save us from distruction. 

Light explosions characterize a visual path that has its interpretation in the concept of research. Birkhaug is an artist able to create her own alphabet. An alphabet whose language lies in the artist’s gesture, that introducing her emotions of light. Recreating light is not easy, and Aase always portraits it with high carefullness. The painter relies on color to express her moods, emotions picked in remote corners of earth, to gather thoughts of a contemporary world that is changing fast. The light rips the darkness and lightens the narrated. A narrate that explores the human mind and testifies its most intimate thoughts.

Chromatic thoughts with a strong emotional impact. A painting that starts from the heart of the artist and gets to the soul of who’s standing in front of her beautiful visual representations.

Dr. Salvatore Russo

Believing that surroundings can influence one` s health and mind, Painter and Physiotherapist Aase Birkhaug has combined her two passions by painting roses for a soothing effect.

Having fallen in love with flowers, nature and painting from early age, it was only natural to merge these factors together at some point, and by combining the aesthetic beauty of botany with her skills as a painter.

It is documented that colors have an effect on the sensory system, and some years ago I made the waiting room in my physiotherapy office into an exhibition for my paintings, so I discovered that it influenced the patients mental state.

My paintings are regularly described as very soft and mild. The color combinations I use are tastefully and delicately fused to make a motif that can be described as very soothing to the eye.

I discovered several years ago that Roses have a positive effect on me, almost like healing, and the combination of the smell and the sight feels like a meditation, bringing about a certain calmness, this is something I try to reflect in my paintings.

I do my paintings in different media – Aquarelle – Tempera – Gouache – Oil – Acrylics and Pastell.

I have been drawing and painting since I was 6 years old.

I have had exhibitions both in Norway and several country` s abroad during the years 1990 – 2017.

In my family we have several painters who have inspired my art work and inspired with painting and the paintings I have painted during the years of my painting career.

To mention some names in my art family- Anna Sofie Brunchorst Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen the famous poet who lived in Italy Rome, Harald Ibsen, Borghild Ibsen  and Conrad Birkhaug.

I have attended art and painting classes during the years from I was 13 years old until this anno 2017.

I have received 30 international art awards and international art prizes from march 2016 until dd  desember 2017.

I have exhibited my paintings internationally in many abroad countries the last 2 years and I am represented at several Gallerys this year one to mention is Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Chelsea New York.

There are also publications articles and interviews – Article in Art Arena Magazine New York, Outlet Magazine and Art Monaco Magazine – Blossoms of Brilliance The Art of Aase Birkhaug , Floral Psychology and Nurturing with Nature.

http://artmonacomagazine.com/aase-birkhaug/

http://outletmag.co/nurturing-nature-interview-aase-birkhaug/

http://www.artarenanewyork.com/aase-birkhaug.html

http://www.norskebransjemagasinet.no/nyheter/artikel/kunstner-i-slektens-fotspor

 www.aasebirkhaugart.com

Facebookhttp://facebook.com/aasebirkhaugart

Google Blog – Aase Birkhaug Blog : http://aasebirkhaug.blogspot.no/

Art People Gallery : http://www.artpeoplegallery.com/roses-nature-aase-birkhaug/

Saatchi Art : http://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/841528

Fine Art America : http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/aase-birkhaug.html  /

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/aasebirkhaug/

•    Exhibitions:

    •    My own Atelier og Gallery Bergen 2004-2017 – Galleri 39 / Grønnestølsvei 23c – 39

    •    Freiaparken Roses Exhibition 2001 – Solo exhibition with the Rose Association

    •    Hole Speil og Ramme Bergen 1990-2016 – in Gallery exhibition with others

    •    Primstaven – Nesttun – Bergen – Norway – in Gallery Exhibition with other artists 2004-2006

    •    Galleri 151 Alvøen 2004-2005 Exhibition – Summer Exhibition – Out in our Garden – with another artist

    •    Cafe Moldegaard Os i Hordaland – Spring –Summer Exhibition -  Roses  summer 2005- Soloexhibition

    •    Cafe Moldegaard Os i Hordaland Easter Exhibition– Roses  - solo exhibition

    •    The Lady and Womens Dinner - Fjøsanger Samlingene Rekstensamlingene - Art Collections at Reksten – Exhibition of Paintings – solo exhibition

    •    Anemone Flower & Gift Shop  – Exhibition Solo 2004.

    •    Sea and Marine Research Faculty in Bergen – Solo Exhibition  juli – september 2004

    •    Det Hvite Hus / The White House – Interior Shop- Paradis Bergen – Summer  2004 – juni – juli  Solo Exhibition – vernissage 230 invited guests – flutists and grand opening with 84 art works.

    •    Collective Exhibition - Barcelona – Gallery Sala Barna januar 2003

    •    Collective Exhibition summer june 2002 Grebenhain - Germany

    •    Solo Exhibition - NM i Dressage  Riding Moldegaard i Os 9-18 august 2002

    •    Solo Exhibition  Flexibox Berstadhusets  Aula februar – mars 2002

    •    Garden for Everybody - Sjølystsenteret Norsk roseforening april 2001 – solo exhibition

    •    Solo Exhibition Moldegaard Dressur grand Prix stevne juli 2001

    •    Collective Exhibition - Oslo – Humanitare exhibition  for children in Brazil humanitary Exhibition //inntekter til gatebarn i Brazil

    •    Collective Exhibition - Solstrand Fjord Hotel Os i Hordaland 1991

    •    Collective Exhibition - Gamle Bergen 1992

    •    Collective Exhibition - Kløverhuset Bergen 1990

    •     Hardanger Antikk Grova april 2001 – solo exhibition

    •     Birthe Bo  Interiør shop Bergen 1990-1993 – with other artists

    •    Paintings - Dammplass-stua Oslo 1990-1992 exhib with others

    •    Paintings - Vildanden Gave og Interiør Grimstad 2004 – 2010 – with others

    •    Paintings - MK Interiør forretning Nesttun Bergen 2004-2005 – solo exhibition

    •    Paintings - Annekset Interiør og Gave Geilo – 1991-1994 – with other artists

    •    Spring International Salon Taza Marocco  2 nd edition 03/26-30/2016

    •    Taza Marocco International Biennal 2 nd edition 08/06-11/2016

    •    Una rosa e Una Rosa , Musei di strada Nouva , Palazzo Rosso, Genova Italy 28.07.2016-04.09.2016 – 6 artists Roseladies.

    •    Caroussell Du Louvre Art Fair Shopping Exhibition in 22-23 2016 represented by PAKS Gallery International

    •    Art Fair Montreaux 9-13 November 2016 represented by PAKS GALLERY International.

    •    Kiwani Clubs Sotra Autumn Exhibition 10-19 nov 2016 – group of 28 artists

    •    Spectrum Miami 6-10.12.2016 represented by Art up Close Artifact New York

    •    Monte Carlo, Monaco 21-24.september 2017 – represented by gallery Artifact Art up Close NY

    •    Architechural Digest Design Show 2017 - http://addesignshow.com/

               in New York City on March 16-19, 2017. Represented by gallery Artifact Art up Close NY

    •    •    VIP ART ZONE MeART International Biennale Mediterranean Art in Palermo Italy 09.03.-12.03.2017 – group exhibition but only 50 artists selected for VIP ZONE

    •    2st International Modern Art Austria Biennale 2017 Vienna 11.03-19.03.2017 Vienna group exhib

    •    Taza International Print Fair Taza Marokko 2017, 26.03- 30.03.2017. group exhib

    •    Biennale D Arte Peschiera del Garda Italy 31.03-03.04.2017 group exhib

    •    Art Expo New York 2017 21.04.-24.04.2017 – group exhib represented by Gallery Artifact Art up Close NY

    •    Print/Publish Exhibit 2017 at Ben Navaee Gallery Toronto Canada – group exhib

    •    International Modern Art Cannes Biennale Cannes France 17.05-19.05.2017 group exhibition represented by PAKS Gallery

    •    1st International Fine Art Biennal Basel, Basel in Switzerland 16-18 juni 2017.

    •    XI Florence Biennale 2017 Florence Italy 06.10- 15.10.2017

    •    Tokyo International Art Fair 26-27 May 2017

    •    Art Fair Malaga 2017 – International Contemporary Art Fair 30.06.2017 – 02.07.2017

    •    Dubai Alliance Francaise with Museums of America – Small is Beautiful. 06.04.17-16.04.2017

    •    World Art Dubai 12-16 april 2017 – 6 paintings.

    •    Biennale de Arte Barcelona 5-7 may 2017. Invited by Franseco S Russo & Salvatore Russo international art curators and art critics. 

    •    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Chelsea New York JUNE 17-AUGUST 22, 2017 Exhibition          

The Gala Champagne Reception & "MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" Soiree: 

SATURDAY,  JUNE 24, 2017  3:00 -5:00 pm

    •    Art Museum Torino 13-22 july 2017 MIIT Museum Corso Cairoli 4 10123 Torino Italy

      Invited to Exhibit and I am  Exhibiting two of my paintings there.

      Rose Felicite Parmentie

Princesse of Roses

    •    Taza International Friouato Biennial 2 nd edition from 01.- 05 juli 2017 curated by Ms Maco Vargas and Elmadani Belmadani

    •    Exhibition in Rome Italy at Sale de Bramante – Piazza del Popolo Roma 26-29 may 2017.

    •    International Friouato Biennale 2017 2 nd edition 01- 05 juli 2017 Taza Marokko.

    •    Exhibition I Segnalati Berlin 16 – 22 sept – 23 – 28 sept 2017 in art gallery “In Arte Werkkunst Berlin Germany. (art critics and art curatore Salvatore Russo )

    •    Participation to the event & exhibition at MILAN INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD – PREMIO INTERNATIONALE ARTE MILANO 25 TH JULY 2017 – critic by Vittorio Sgarbi – the awards will be held in Milan , Theater Dal Verme 25 july 2017

 •    European Art Museum – represented with my painting – ROSE DE CHAGALL http://europeanartmuseum.eu/ Leif Nielsen Arresodalvei 4 3300 Frederiksvaerk

 •    Exhibition Contemporary Art – at Gallery Immagini Spazio Arte 3 – 16 sept 2017. www.arteimmagini.it

 •    Art Festival in Pontifical Palace La Pigna Gallery – Maffei Marescotti Palace Rome Italy 20th – 30 th of September 2017 invited by Roberto Giuliani & Gabriele Giuilani.

 •    Being represented in Exhibition - Monaco Yacht Show (MYS)  — a super exclusive event for the ultra luxury market. The show will take place on September 27-30, 2017 in Monte Carlo under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco http://www.monacoyachtshow.com.

•    The Valentine Collectors Choice Exhibition – from the 2 nd of February – to the 14 th of march 2018 at Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea New York.

    •    Solo Exhibition at Galleria Il Collezionista 15 working days in july 2018.

    •    International Biennial of Mantova selected among 100 international artists by The Scientific Committee compose by Salvatore Russo, Fransesco Saverio Russo , Sandro Serradifalco and Paolo Levi – 4th to the 10 th of november 2017.

    •    Kiwini Clubs annual exhibition 8 – 12 november 2017.

    •    Mad Gallery Milano – Biennal of Art – 2017 – 2018.

    •    Biennale Delle Nazioni 16-19 march 2018 venice , Venezia Italy curated by Fransesco S Russo, Salvatore, Sandro Serradifalco

 •  Amsterdam Whitney Gallery New York 2017 : https://issuu.com/amsterdamwhitneygallery/docs/artistic_visions_of_aase_birkhaug_i

 •  The Rose Garden oublished by The International Art Critics Confederation – Museo di Chinciano : https://issuu.com/museodarte/docs/aasebirkhaug-therosegarden

 

 

  

Art Contest - INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF ART CRITICS

ICAC Art Critics

    •    Art Contest juli 2016 – ICAC Art Critics –  selected as one of the twelve best of may 2016

    •    Online Art Contest – Artavita on may 2016 – Certificate of Excellence 19 th ONLINE ART CONTEST.

 •    Represented in Scan Magazin – article 2013 by Journalists : http://issuu.com/scanmagazine/docs/scanmagazine_48_jan_2013/16

 •    / here is a link to Scan Magazine version 2013 http://issuu.com/scanmagazine/docs/scanmagazine_48_jan_2013/1

  •    Representations in Rose Associations and News Papers in Norway with articles and paintings.

    •    Represented in Healing Today UK – Article – Design – Roses and Healing.

    •    Board Member in the Norwegian Rose Association Hordaland Norway 2016

    •    Fine Art America Profile: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/aase-birkhaug.html

    •    Saatchi Art Profile:  http://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/841528

    •    Artslant Profile: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/454237-aase-birkhaug

   •    Art People Gallery Profile: https://www.artpeoplegallery.com/roses-nature-aase-birkhaug/

    •     Facebook Aase Birkhaug Art: http://facebook.com/aasebirkhaugart

    •    Google Blog – Aase Birkhaug Blog : http://aasebirkhaug.blogspot.no/

    •    Twitter Profile : http://twitter.com/aasebirkhaug 

    •    Etsy profile: https://www.etsy.com/no-en/people/aase400?ref=hdr_user_menu

 •    Etsy Webshop : https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/AASEBIRKHAUGART?ref=hdr_shop_menu

    •    Artavita Profile: https://artavita.com/artists/12350-aase-birkhaug

    •    ArtUpclose Profile: http://www.artupclose.com/aase-birkhaug

    •    Represented at Nace since juli 2016 : Profile http://www.nace.network/aasebirkhaugbirkhaug1125       http://goo.gl/cSbuKg

    •    Represented at Niume since 2016 – profile : https://niume.com/pages/profile/?userID=34844

    •    Art Contest – Platform – Participating in Artist of The Year – Redwood Media Group USAJune 2016

    •    Represented at Talnts since june 2016 - @aasebirkhaug    

    •     Artavita Art Contest may – june 2016

   •    Participating Art Contest Platform Artist of the Year 2016 Redwood Media GROUP USA 

    •    Invited by PAKS Gallery Curator Team to participate in their projects from june 2016

 •    Invited by Art Monaco Team to participate in Art Monaco Exhibition 2016 – 2017

 •    Participating by PAKS GALLERY in the International Art Fair Caroussel de Louvre Paris 21-23 october 2016.

 •    Participating in Art Contest at Artslant Round V june 2016.

 •    Participating Contemporary Art Fair Montreux 9-13 november 2016- invited by Paks Gallery 

•    Article in Art Monaco Magazine about me and my Roses – Rose paintings publishedOctober – November 2016

•    Invited by Artifact Gallery New York for a solo exhibition 2016.

•    Participation in 2016 Watercolors Annual Exhibition & Competition of Contemporary Art 2016-2017.

•    Honorable Award Diploma of Exellence Annual Competition and Exhibition Watercolors Art Addiction Medial Museum London – Late Autumn Rose

•    Further my works will be nominated for Art Addiction Awards of Distinction Art Addiction Gallery

•    Artavita 19 th online art contest Certificate of Exellence for participating artwork in the 19 th Online Artavita Contest may 2016.

•    Participating in Art Addiction Medial Museum Art Addiction Biennial 2016-2018.

•    Honorable Awardfor the PaintingAbstract Autumn Roses – Tempera on Canvas / Nominated for Award Distinction

 •    Participating in Art Addiction Medial Museum Females Artist s Art Annual 2016-2017

•    Honorable Award Female Artists Art Annual – Rose de L Arborete I / Nominated for Award Distinction.

•    Participation in Artists Network8 Annual Watermedia Showcase 2016

•    Invited by Rosetta Messori 01.07.16 a famous photograph in Italy and now participating in Exhibition about Roses in Genova ItalyMusei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso The exhibition it will be open on 28 July until the 4 September 2016. Una Rosa e Una Rosa where I am Exhibiting Genova Musei Di Strada Nouva Palazzo Rosso via Garibaldi 18 Genova.

•    Participating in 11 Medial Global Art Annual Artists og today Art Addiction Gallery 2016-2017

•    Honorable Award for my painting In my Rosegarden / Nominated for Awardof Distinction.

•    Selected and invited by International Selection Committee to participate in XI th Florence Biennale eArth: Creativity & Sustainability in Florence at the Fortezza da Basso from 6-15 October 2017.

•    Invited by show artifact – Art Up Close to participate in New York Art Expo 2016.

•    Honorable Award Diploma of Excellence Art Addiction Biennale 3 London 2016-2018.

•    Further my works will be nominated for MABienniale 3 Awards of Distinction Art Addiction Gallery

  •    Honorable Award Diploma Art Addiction Gallery9. | FEMALE ARTIST'S ART ANNUAL 2016 – 2017 Diploma of Excellence Honorable Award 

    •     Further my works will be nominated for the 9. | FEMALE ARTIST'S ART ANNUAL Awards of 

 •    Distinction.

  1.    Honorable Awarded  Artist in Spring International Art Exhibition in Taza Marocco 26.03-30.03.2016

  2.    Art Contest juli 2016 – ICAC Art Critics –  selected as one of the twelve best of may 2016

  3.    Online Art Contest – Artavita on may 2016 – Certificate of Excellence 19 th ONLINE ART CONTEST.

   4.    Participation in 2016 Watercolors Annual Exhibition & Competition of Contemporary Art 2016-2017.Honorable Award Diploma of Exellence Annual Competition and Exhibition Watercolors Art Addiction Medial Museum London – Late Autumn RoseFurther my works will be nominated for Art Addiction Awards of Distinction Art Addiction Gallery

5.    Artavita 19 th online art contest Certificate of Exellence for participating artwork in the 19 th Online Artavita Contest may 2016.

6.    Participating in Art Addiction Medial Museum Art Addiction Biennial 2016-2018.Honorable Award  for the Painting  Abstract Autumn Roses – Tempera on Canvas / Nominated for Award Distinction

 7.    Participating in Art Addiction Medial Museum Females Artist s Art Annual 2016-2017.

Honorable Award Female Artists Art Annual – Rose de L Arborete I / Nominated for Award Distinction.

 8.    Participation in Artists Network  8 Annual Watermedia Showcase 2016 Honorable award

9.    Participating in 11 Medial Global Art Annual Artists og today Art Addiction Gallery 2016-2017 Honorable Award for my painting In my Rosegarden / Nominated for Award  of Distinction.

 10.    Honorable Award Diploma of Excellence Art Addiction Biennale 3 London 2016-2018.Further my works will be nominated for MABienniale 3 Awards of Distinction Art Addiction Gallery

  11.    Honorable Award Diploma Art Addiction Gallery  9. | FEMALE ARTIST'S ART ANNUAL 2016 – 2017 Diploma of Excellence Honorable Award 

 Further my works will be nominated for the 9. | FEMALE ARTIST'S ART ANNUAL Awards of Distinction.

  12.    Diploma of Excellence (Honourable Award) for Artists of Today Contemporary Annual Art Exhibition & Competition . Further my works will be nominated for AOT11 Awards of Distinction.

   13.    Taza Bienniale 2 nd Edition 2016 - number 2 received prize -2nd winner, winner of the Taza Bieniale 2 nd Edition 2016 06.08.2016-11.08.2016.

    14.    Certificate of Excellence – The 20 th Online Artavita Contest for Artwork entered at The 20 th Online Artavita Contest  14.09.2016

    15.    Dear Artist,

I am very proud to award you with the International Prize Galileo Galilei.

The Prize is for the Artists that are worth for their artistic merit.

You will be awarded on January 22th, 2017, inside the  Congress Palace, Galileo Galilei room,  in Pisa.

If the artist will not be present at the awards ceremony, the prize will be sent home.

It is one of the most prestigious art awards awarded in the heart of Pisa.

Important celebrities from the world of culture will be present at the ceremony  and the talented artists will be awarded with an important prize for their careers.

In January 2017 number of the magazine “Art International Contemporary Magazine” will be realized a rich introductive piece dedicated to Galileo Galilei, followed by the publications dedicated to the valid contemporary artists we selected for the event. 

The awarding ceremony will occurr with famous personalities of the world of culture  present.

Moreover an elegnat catalog will be ditributed in Italy to gallerists, collectors, art traders and it also has a multimedia version availble that can be consulted on the web platform “Calaméo”.

Galileo Galilei shows since his earliest youth, his interest for art, especially for painting, so much that his disciple Vincenzo Viviani said: “If at that time he had been the power to choose his profession, he absolutely did election for painting”.

Galileo met several important artists who were his contemporaries, and he inspired many other. A lot of artists dedicated their artworks to the scientist from Pisa.

Link: http://www.calameo.com/read/00467118455843ed6b906

The prize is given to those artists who has been chosen by Mr. Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo.

 16.    Artavita Online Art Contest the 21 th Certificate of Exellence issued dec 9, 2016 – 1038 entries – 50 selected

17.     Date 09.01.2017 I  received                                                                                                                                                                                    

Dear Artist, Aase Birkhaug

I am very proud to award you with the International Prize Cristoforo Colombo - Art Explorer.

The Prize is for the Artists that are worth for their artistic merit.

You will be awarded on February 18th, 2017, inside the Auditorium of Genova Aquarium.

If the artist will not be present at the awards ceremony, the prize will be sent home.

It is one of the most prestigious art awards awarded in the heart of Genova.

Important celebrities from the world of culture will be present at the ceremony  and the talented artists will be awarded with an important prize for their careers.

Genova has one of the most extended historical city centre of all Europe, developed into a tangled maze of alleys unexpectedly opened on little squares; the spirit of this city stays in those alleys, were smells, tastes and different cultures mix since ever.

Genova is considered one of the most important city of art of the whole world, full of museums, historical palaces and important monuments as the Saint Lawrence Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Ducal Palace, Spinola, Museum of the Treasure, the Nervi and Oriental Art.

Cristoforo Colombo is one of the most famous character all over the world, and his fame is due to the discover of the America, on October 12th, 1492.

You will be eligible for: 

- Participation in the award of the Special Prizes

- Video-exhibition on a 9x5 m widescreen of an artwork and personal picture in occasion of the awarding ceremony at the Auditorium of Genova Aquarium on February 18th, 2017.

10.01.2017

18.     Today 06.02.2017 I received The International Prize Dante Alighieri by Art Curator Salvatore Russo.

Dear Artist, Aase Birkhaug

I am very proud to award you with the International Prize Dante Alighieri - the poet portrayed by artists.

The Prize is for the Artists that are worth for their artistic merit.

You will be awarded on April 1th, 2017 at the “Caserma dell’Artiglieria” to the presence of collectors, journalists, politicians and art lovers.

It is one of the most prestigious art awards awarded in the heart of Peschiera del Garda.

Peschiera is one of the most typical city of the area of the Garda lake, and it hold together art and tourism.

Thousands people every year come from all over the world to visit this place on the shore of the lake.

The place has been chosen because Dante in his verse 70-78 of the XX canto of the “Inferno” ( The hell) talks about the city on the shore of the lake.

The selected artists will be invited to the vernissage of the Biennale on the motor vessel Andromeda on March 31st, starting from 10.00 am.

The names of the participant artists will be inserted into the website www.biennalepeschieradelgarda.com in the special section International Award Dante Alighieri. 

Dante Alighieri has been a poet, writer and Italian politician. He is considered the father of the Italian language; he is celeb for the “Comedìa”, then “Divina Commedia”, universally considered the biggest Italian literature work and a masterpiece all over the world. Dante has been for sure the most represented poet by the artists of the globe. Several important artists as Botticelli, Raffaello, Blake, Delacroix, Picasso, Dalì painted him or scenes from his masterpiece.

Curators of the Prize are Dr. Francesco Saverio Russo and Salvatore Russo. The opening ceremony will occurr during the Biennale of Peschiera del Garda, international event that involves artists from different states.

  19.    International award Francisco Goya –  received 19.03.2017

Dear Artist, Aase Birkhaug

I am very proud to award you with the International Award Francisco Goya.

The Prize is for the Artists that are worth for their artistic merit.

You will be awarded on May 6th, 2017 at the “Mirrors room” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu - BARCELONA (the award ceremony will take place at 12 am), to the presence of collectors, journalists, politicians and art lovers.

It is one of the most prestigious art awards awarded in the heart of Barcelona.

In the May/June number of the magazine “Art International Contemporary Magazine”, you’ll find a piece dedicated to the artistic talent of Francisco Goya; moreover will follow the publication of the artworks by the artists who took part to the event.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has been opened on April 4th, 1847, its starting seating capacity was of 4,000 people and its style has been inspired by Italian one. On April 9th, 1861 a blaze destroyed the hall and the stage, but the restoration, organized by Josep Oriol Mestres, lasted a very few time. On January 31st, 1994 another fire destroyed the whole theatre. The central part of the facade of La Rambla, the main hall with its staircase and the hall of mirrors, have been saved without changing their aspect. The restoration followed the original project: the hall, inspired to the “La Scala” thatre of Milan, is horseshoe- shaped with parterre and five floors. Its seating capacity of 2292 spectators, turns i tinto one of the most important theatre in Europe. The decoration of the main hall is the same of the 1909, realized with many-coloured and gilded palsters and the overlapping of different styles from different age, mantain the typical sumptuousness of the theatre of XIX century. Dragon-shaped brass lamps and crystal tulips, wrought-iron and red velvet armchairs, complete this perfect image.

Francisco José De Goya y Lucientes was born in Fuendetodos, a small village of Aragon, near Zaragoza, on March 30th, 1746. Fascinated by the art of Tiepolo to which he approached in Spain, in 1769 he decided to leave for Italy. Once he came back home, he settled in Zaragoza where he is called to realize some frescos for the Basilica of Our Lady the Pillar.  In 1780 Goya became a member of the Royal Academy of San Fernando and in the following years he realizes a series of oil paintings whose subjects are toys and children portraits, and in 1784 he also painted one of his most famous work, for King’s brother: “ Don Luis’ infant of Bourbon family”. He soon gets sick and becomes deaf, but he carries on his painting activity realizing portraits as “The black duchess” (1795 and 1797), or every day life scenes “The death of picador” (1793), but also the first paintings about insanity, spells and tortures. In 1797 he started working on “Los caprichos”, a series of etchings symbol of his rebellion against oppression and superstition. Some of his most intense feminine character as “Marìas Tomasa Palafox, Marchioness of Villafranca” (1804), “Isabel de Porcel” (1804-1805), “La Maya vestida” (1800 – 1805), “ La Maya desnuda” and “Charles’ IV family”. The Napoleonic invasion of 1808, the cruel reprisals and the tortures of Spanish people, scar the life of Goya, who expressed his pain through the etchings “ War Disasters” (1810 – 1820) and through two paintings of 1814: “The second of May 1808” and “The third of May 1808”. Fell in misfortune at court, Goya isolate himself in his country house, “The fifth of deaf”, covering the walls with the so called “black paintings”, distressing and visionary pictures, among which we can remember “Saturn devouring his sons”. In 1824 he reaches France to settle in Bordeaux, the place in which he dies on April 16th, 1828.

Curators of the Prize are Dr. Francesco Saverio Russo and Salvatore Russo. 

20.    Honorable Award for my paintings represented in Taza Print Art Fair 26-30 march 2017 – Taza Marokko.21.    2nd winner at the Taza Print Art Fair in Taza Marocco 26-30 march 2017 –Honorable Award

22.    Awarded for The International Award Caravaggio Experience, Rome Italy 26 th may 2017.

23.    Milano International ART Award – premio international Arte Milano 25 th july 2017 curated and critic by Vittorio Sgarbi.

24.    Certificate of Excellence Artavita Online Art Contest # 22 by Despina Tunberg Curator of Artavita.

25.    Affiliate Artists Certificate – Circle Foundation for the arts Affiliate Artists Program. Certificate testament to the quality of the artists work and validates juried entry and membership into the Circle Foundation for the arts Affiliate Artists Program 2017.

26.    HONORED Award 1 st Prize – HONORED Award og winner  of Biennale– Taza International Friouato Biennale TazaMarokko 1july-5 te july..

27.    Certificate of Excellence – delivered sept 2017 from Circle Foundation for the Arts

28.    The International Art Prize Andrea Mantegna  04.11.2017 by art curatores and Art Critics Fransesco Saverio Russo and Salvatore Russo Rome Italy.

29.    2 nd international art prize Lenardo da Vincci – Florence Borghese Palace 20 jan 2018 by Salvatore Russo Rome Italy

30.    Honorable Mention Award  6.12.17 from Circle foundation Director Myrina Tunberg Gorgiou

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