Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Amsterdam Holland - Sketchbook Project




If I ever go to Holland I plan to start with its Capital, Amsterdam. Being built in early 13th century by 17th century this city became a center of world economy. The rise of merchandise, political stability, and economical success gave opportunity to a lot of artist to thrive and polish their skills. The Dutch paintings, specifically Dutch Still Life, a my favorite of that time of the world history of art. I am hoping to visit as many museums as I can to see the original still lives by many favorite artists (just name a few: Jan Brueghel the Elder , Osias Beert,Osias Beert, Clara Peeters, Jan Davidsz de Heem).

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The sketch is showing one of the historical places of Amsterdam, the church of Sint-Nicolaaskerk
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In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Big Ben Watercolor London Great Britain - Sketchbook Project

Watercolour Sketch of London Big Ben Parliament building


One of the sketches for my Sketchbook Project for NY Library - the Great City of London. London has been called "The World in One City". This tells a lot! With its diverse range of people, cultures, religious with its many attractions for the tourists from over the World London breathes the history and it's calling for a visit. In my mind I am already there walking down to Hyde Park, visiting British Museum and National Gallery, peaking at Buckingham Palace, and crossing the Millennium Bridge. And sure enough, the most recognizable London's view, 150+ year-old Big Ben (on my sketch) will not be able to escape my attention when I visit this beautiful City.

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In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Friday, July 5, 2019

Eiffel Tower Paris France - Travel With Me - Sketchbook Project

As the second piece for my Sketchbook Project I chose a very recognizable subject matter. It is hard to believe that so many people (painters, poets, architects) thought in 1900s that this was a sore on the surface of Paris. I previously posted a few interesting facts about Eiffel Tower here. I've been to Paris twice with 12 years break in between. But each time I went there I still found something amazing for myself. Besides its obviously touristic atmosphere it somehow makes you feel wanting to visit it again and again. And I will certainly make sure I take tons of pictures when I come back to Paris one more time. The Eiffel Tower is fun; but my favorite places in Paris still are Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin with its gorgeous garden.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Prague Czech Republic - Travel With Me - Sketchbook Project




One of my sketches for the Sketchbook Project of NY Library. On this sketch you see the Old Town Square in Prague, Capital of Czech Republic. What I liked painting here is the big clock tower with it miscellaneous-brick walls. I just can imagine how each stone is breathing the history here at the Old Town Square. The photo reference contained a lot of modern things such booths, markets, bright advertisements on this square; but I eliminated them wanting to see this historical place as it would be seen centuries ago. I did leave people though in order to give more life to this stone-man-made beauty.
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In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Portland Museum - Paris 1900 Exhibition Review - Part 1

Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum

It was so wonderful to visit today Paris 1900 Exhibition in Portland Art Museum. Many beautiful paintings and sculptures in the Art Nouveau style and beyond are amazing. I am placing most part of the exhibition in this article. But the Part 2 is in the previous post is HERE

And I couldn’t agree more with organizers of the museum who said the following:

Travel back to Paris at the dawn of the 20th century and experience the splendor of the sparkling French capital as it hosted the world for the International Exposition of 1900. This was the height of the Belle Époque, a period of peace and prosperity in France when fine art, fashion, and entertainment flourished as never before. Fifty-one million visitors from around the world attended the Exposition and flooded the city, where they enjoyed its posh restaurants, opulent opera house, artistic cabarets, and well-tended parks. For the French, it was an opportunity to show off their prowess in the arts, sciences, and new technology, and to highlight what made Paris unique from rivals London and Berlin.
Inspired by an exhibition originally presented in 2014 at the Petit Palais in Paris, Paris 1900 re-creates the look and feel of the era through more than 200 paintings, decorative art objects, textiles, posters, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, and film, and will plunge visitors into the atmosphere of the Belle Époque. These objects, drawn from several City of Paris museums—including the Petit Palais, the Musée Carnavalet, the Palais Galliera, the Musée Bourdelle, and the Maison de Victor Hugo—form a portrait of a vibrant and swiftly changing city.
The splendor of Paris unfolds in six sections or vignettes. The visitor enters “Paris: The World’s Showcase,” which highlights the International Exposition of 1900 and the sweeping architectural and technological changes made to the cityscape to welcome the new century. As Paris was also the self-proclaimed “Capital of the Arts,” the second section of the exhibition examines the vast range of styles and talent present in the city in the form of sculpture, painting, and prints. Viewers will delight to work by well-known artists such as Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot and will discover compelling paintings and sculpture by lesser-known masters of the time.
The seductive Art Nouveau style, so popular in the decorative arts, is the focus of the next vignette, which features furniture, jewelry, pottery, posters, ironwork, and fans that exhibit the whiplash curve and natural inspiration of this international style.
French fashion and style were at the heart of Parisian pride, and the next section examines the cult and myth of la Parisienne—the ideal French woman—through textiles, paintings, prints, and decorative arts. Strolling through the city was considered one of the great Parisian pastimes and is explored in “A Walk in Paris.” New modes of transport, such as the omnibus and the newly invented bicycle, competed with horses, pedestrians, and automobiles as the 20th century unfolded. The final vignette, “Paris by Night,” features a selection of the vast amusements that made Paris the center of European entertainment, from lowly cabarets to the most refined theaters and restaurants. The exhibition concludes with a look at a great French invention of the Belle Époque: the moving picture. Clips from early film animate the exhibition and allow the viewer to rediscover the dawn of cinema.
Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900 Exhibition Review Portland Art Museum


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Amsterdam Holland - Sketchbook Project

https://irina-sztukowski.pixels.com/featured/amsterdam-holland-irina-sztukowski.html If I ever go to Holland I plan to start with it...