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- Biography of Paul Klee
- Biography of Andrea Bocelli
- Biography of Vladimir Putin
- Biography of Mariano Matamoros
Biography of Paul Klee
(1879/12/18 - 1940/06/29)Paul Klee
"I leave the job now. I have pervaded the atmosphere in a soft way, which, without effort, I feel more secure. Color me dominates. I don't need to go in search of it. I have, I know well. Here is the sense of this happy moment: I and the color are one. I am painter".
It was born on December 18, 1879, in Münchenbuchsee, near Bern,Switzerland. His father was a musician and Professor at the State School of Berne, in Hofwil, where he moved to marry a singing student born in Basel. At age seven he is already a virtuoso violinist, and the eleven integrates the Orchestra of the Musical society of Bern.
He settled in Munich , where he studied art at a private school and also at the Academy of fine arts of the city. In 1906 he married Lily Stumpf, a pianist who had met seven years earlier.
He is considered the father of abstraction and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His early works are studies for landscapes made in pencil with clear influences of Impressionism. In 1911 he came into contact with August Macke and Wassily Kandinsky, promoters, together with Franz Marc, of The Blue Rider. This group will be born the abstraction of Kandinsky.
Between 1920 and 1931, he works as a teacher at the Bauhaus, the German school of cutting-edge art. After a trip to Africa in 1914, discover the color and marks the beginning of a new style. His paintings and watercolors were the domain of a few delicate, as in Pastoral chromatic harmonies (1927, Museum of modern art in New York). He was also a teacher of drawing and many of them are complicated lines with a content that derives from an ensonada or fantastic imagery.
Since 1935, affected a Scleroderma, using a clear, simple style characterized by thick lines of charcoal and large areas of shaded colors. His artistic themes during this period adopted a pessimistic, as in death and fire tone (1940, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland). On June 29 of that year, aged 60, Paul Klee died in a sanatorium in Muralto-Locarno.
Biography of Andrea Bocelli
(1958/09/22 - Unknown)Andrea Bocelli
He was born on September 22, 1958, in Lajatico, province of Pisa, Italy.
He was raised on the family farm, among the vineyards and olive groves of his native Tuscany. The farm has a small vineyard, whose fruits with his father Sandro, produced "Bocelli Chianti". Because of a congenital glaucoma and an accident when I played football, which caused a cerebral hemorrhage, he lost his sight when he was 12 years old.
He received lessons in piano, flute and SAX. In addition he studied law at the University of Pisa, after graduating as a Doctor on is discipline, he spent a year as a defender chosen by the Court, subsequently contacted Franco Corelli, the legendary tenor, famous for working with some of the most famous voices in the world, who accepted to Andrea as a student. To pay for the classes he sang in bars and nightclubs, where he met his wife Enrica. They were married on June 27, 1992 and had two sons, Amos and Matteo.
Bocelli admire Franco Corelli, del Monaco and Enrico Caruso. In 1992 Zucchero, Italian rock star, held auditions with tenors to perform tape demo of the song composed by Bono of U2 "Miserere", to persuade Pavarotti to do the Duet, Andrea was chosen. Pavarotti impressed to hear the tape. Pavarotti recorded "Miserere" with Zucchero, achieving a spectacular success. When Zucchero embarked on his European tour invited Andrea to interpret is song.
His fame increased when he was invited to an intervention in the charity annual gala concert of Pavarotti, that joins with the popular classical music, so Bocelli not only sang a Duet with Pavarotti, but also with big stars of popular music such as Bryan Adams.
In 1993, he signed a contract with Insieme/Sugar, a seal that Andrea represents famous Italian artists, later emerged victorious in the "Sanremo Festival" with the highest scores ever achieved in the category of new artist, in 1994, again won the first prize at the festival by repeating the highest scores.
In February 1998, Andrea could be one of the dreams of your life, being protagonist of La Bohème by Puccini, in Cagliari, Italy. The same year he released his album "Aria", an album devoted entirely to the music that you love, opera. Its success resulted in even a nomination for Grammyawards. In March 1999, he published a new work called "Sogno", following the same path of success than its predecessor, "Romanza". "Sogno" contains 3 songs in Spanish, and with the collaboration of popular music as the composer Ennio Morricone, who wrote two songs for this album. In addition, the author is present l. Quaratotto, the same of "with te Partiro" and singers Eros Ramazzotti, Celine Dion and Dulce Pontes. In 2000, he received two nominations at the Grammy awards and made the tour "World Tour 2000". His Sacred Arias album is well received by his audience. In 2002, he recorded the album Sentimento. In 2006, is put on sale its Amore and in 2007 the Opera Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana.
It has sold over 70 million records worldwide.
In 2002 he divorces Enrica and relates to Verónica Berti.
Biography of Vladimir Putin
(1952/10/07 - Unknown)Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Was born on 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg.
Son of Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (1911-1999), a former officer of the Soviet Navy and invalid of war that was decorated for his role in the defense of Leningrad against the German army during World War II, and María Ivánovna Pútina (1911-1998), a worker in a factory. His two older brothers, born in the Decade of the 1930's, died; the first few months after birth, and the second of diphtheria during the siege of Leningrad.
He graduated in law at the University of St. Petersburg, where he taught with who would be Mayor, Anatoly Sobchak.
In 1975 he began his career in the Directorate of intelligence outside of the State Security Committee (KGB) in the USSR. He worked for the KGB until in 1991 he left it after exercise 16 years as a spy in Germany.
Went to the political work in the Town Hall of the capital of the tsars, first as head of foreign relations and as Mayor from 19He resigned as mayor in 1996 after the defeat of Sobchak and moved to Moscow. Among other cases of irregularities that against him in those days, there were dubious contracts and export licences which allegedly served to the evasion of capital to Spain.
Five years later, in 1996, came to the Kremlin from the hand of a new circle of friends includes characters known in Russia as "oligarchs" or "young reformers", protagonists of the vertiginous jump to the market economy. But not during that period or later, after his appointment in August 1999 as Prime Minister to unleash the war in Chechnya, forgot their origins in the secret services. Since coming to power was inspired by the tradition of the "Lubyanka", the building of the KGB which is named after the square where it is located. In the corridors of the Kremlin he clinched to the leadership of the Federal Security Service, heir to the fearsome police apparatus.
Putin is presented as a candidate for the Presidency of Russia, resulting victorious in Russia's 2000 presidential elections, after which returned to be elected for the post in 20In 2000 held its first visits to Western capitals in London (April 17), Rome (5 and 6 June, where also was received in audience by the Pope in the Vatican), Madrid (13 and 14 June), Berlin (15 and 16 June) and Tokyo (4 and 5 September). On January 25, 2000 held in Moscow his first Summit with the heads of State of the CIS.
In May 2004, Vladimir Putin took possession of his second term of four years as President of Russia. The President delivered the oath with his right hand on a unique copy of the Constitution, which is Russian presidential power symbols next to the banner and the order of the merit of first degree. In September 2004, it dismissed the Minister of the Interior of North Ossetia, Kazbek Dzantiev, and the head of security of the region, Valery Andreïev, the kidnapping of a school in the town of Beslan that ended with the deaths of 333 people. In September 2004 he was appointed President of the Commonwealth of independent States (the union of 12 former Soviet republics) at the top of this organization, which was held in Kazakhstan.
During his presidency, there were high rates of economic growth, with an increase of 72% in the GDP and a decrease by 50% of poverty. His Government enjoyed high popularity ratings, being reelected for his second term, with the 71.31% of the votes in favour, however; due to the restrictions of the Constitution of the Federation of Russia, he could not hope for a third consecutive term, which supported the candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev for the Presidency, who won presidential elections in Russia in 2008, and appointed Putin himself, as President of the Government of Russia. Putin is also President of the United State of Russia and Belarus, having assumed the post on May 7, 2008.
Candidate for United Russia in Russia's 2012 presidential elections for a third term, on March 4, 2012 Gets the victory in first round ahead of the leader of the Communist Party of Russia, Gennady Zyuganov, ultra-nationalist Vladímir Yirinovski and the billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
Married to a schoolteacher, father of two children: Maria and Yekaterina. The practice of sport, especially the fight like him.
Biography of Mariano Matamoros
(1770/08/14 - 1814/02/03)Mariano Matamoros
He was born on August 14, 1770 in City of Mexico.
He attended religious studies and sang his first mass in the parish of Santa Ana.
During the War of independence of 1810, is accused of sympathizing with the insurgents, so it suffers harassment and imprisonment of realistic Government. He escapes and December 16, 1811, is presented to the generalisimo Morelos in the population of Izúcar, later named in his honor "Matamoros". Morelos accepted him into their ranks with the rank of Colonel and charged him to form his own army corps.
Next to the Bravo and the Galeana were the "right arm" of Morelos. Participant in the most outstanding facts of weapons of the libertarian fight. In the State of Michoacán realists Puruarán - where was Matamoros - target and attack the square. Among the prisoners was the own Mariano, who was led to Valladolid and shot on February 3, 1814, in the portals of the square.
1823 Congress declared Mariano Matamoros benemérito of the homeland and instructed to write his name in letters of gold in the Chamber. The remains of the hero, temporarily deposited in the chapel of San Francisco's third, Morelia, afternoon execution, were transferred to City of Mexico in 1823 and buried at the altar of the Cathedral of Remedios.