Sunday, November 13, 2011

Starting the new one "Far away i miss the boat"

Started the new drawing from the bottom right edge like always, to prevent that  my hands would smudge the drawing. It resembles a typical Dutch landscape, the endless even surface, the endless sky, beautifully depicted by Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709) who he made the painting in 1689 and named it "The Avenue, Middelharnis"
At the left edge of the landscape i will place the distant figure of the ocean liner i made on my 1st drawing the "Behind the bush" the blurred volume of which didn't exist in the painting of the Dutch master, as well as the two wrestlers that i drew on the bottom right edge.
I see the original painting as a window to another era.
That window hasn't changed, the landscape is similar to itself nowadays, the same plain, with the same endless possibilities.

So is the drawing  my symbolic window, and i wrestle to win or to lose, but far away i miss the boat

Detail of the drawing named: "Far away i miss the boat"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tableau Vivant

  "Tableau Vivant"pencil drawing 100cmX70cm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A small preview

We are all looking for our own Ithaca. 
Its either far away or deep inside

Drawing titled: "Into the cabin"
medium: pencil
size: 170cm X 120cm

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Doryanthes excelsa Correa

                                               medium: pencil
                                               size: 50cm X 70cm

Detail of the drawing titled:  "Doryanthes excelsa Correa
Name of the plant pictured: "Doryanthes excelsa Correa" Globe Spear

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"although the tares hinder the wheat, yet they make it the more beautiful to behold" Martin Luther (1483 –1546)

The Parable of the Tares has often been cited in support of various degrees of religious tolerationMartin Luther preached a sermon on the parable in which he affirmed that only God can separate false from true believers and noted that killing heretics or unbelievers ends any opportunity they may have for salvation:

"From this observe what raging and furious people we have been these many years, in that we desired to force others to believe; the Turks with the sword, heretics with fire, the Jews with death, and thus outroot the tares by our own power, as if we were the ones who could reign over hearts and spirits, and make them pious and right, which God's Word alone must do. But by murder we separate the people from the Word, so that it cannot possibly work upon them and we bring thus, with one stroke a double murder upon ourselves, as far as it lies in our power, namely, in that we murder the body for time and the soul for eternity, and afterwards say we did God a service by our actions, and wish to merit something special in heaven."

But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Mömpelgarder Altar: Das Gleichnis vom bösen Feind

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Slowly my horse is grazing

While with the pencil in my hand i keep on gazing the endless sky captured by the artist 387 years ago

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Starting the new one

Detail of the new work starting
title: Unknown
medium: pencil
size: 50cm X70cm

Couldn't resist of getting out of my cabin/net and use this masterpiece as my background and inspiration for my new work in progress,
which is made by: Abraham Bloemaert,
in: 1624,
medium: oil on canvas,
title:Landscape with the Parable of the Tares of the field

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Behind the Bush nr.2" "Dining room"


Drawing titled: "Behind the Bush nr.2"  "Dining room"
medium: Pencil
size: 150cm X 100cm

    List or manifest Of all the passengers taken on board the Steamship "Lahn" whereof H. Hellmers is  Master, from Bremen and Southampton burthen 3097 61/100

District of the City of New York, Port of New York

I, H. Hellmers master of the Steamship "Lahn" do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare that the following List or manifest subscribed by me and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs of the collection District of the City of New York is a full and perfect list of all the passengers taken on board of the said Steamship at Bremen and Southampton from which port said Steamship has now arrived: and that on said list is truly designated the age, the sex, and the calling of each of said passengers, the location of the compartment of space occupied by each during the passage, the country of citizenship of each, and also the destination or location intended by each: and that said list or manifest truly sets forth the number of said passengers who have died on said voyage: and the dates and the names and ages of those who died: also of the pieces of baggage of each: also a true statement so far as can be ascertained with reference to the intention of each alien passenger as to a protracted sojourn in this country. So help me God. Sworn to this December 22, 1888 H. Hellmers. Before me, Thos J Dunn

I got inspired by an engraving of the dining room of the German Lloyd oceanliner named: "Lahn"

"Lahn" Built for North German Lloyd 1887
 German flag
 Service: Bremenhaven-New York
sold to Russian navy 1904, named: "Russ"
Scrapped in 1927

Detail of a non existing element on the original engraving of the dining room of the ss "Lahn" which was my inspirational backdrop for creating this drawing. The 3 cherubs are shown here upside down

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Behind the bush" "Dining room"

                                                       Menu card of ss "Lahn"

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

                                                   Deckplans of ss "Lahn"

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

We get nauseous either by rough seas or by our own internal tempests

Drawing titled: "into the cabin/dream sick"
pencil 30cm X 21cm

Detail of the drawing titled: " Into the cabin/dream sick"

Print from the household book of the Cerruti family  14th century

Meret Oppenheim "Fur covered breakfast" 1936

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Finishing the drawing titled: "Behind the bush 2"

With this wonderfull drawing of Boticelli, i desided to crown my composition. 
The three floating angelic figures create a feeling of cohesiviness throughout the work, while with their wind blown, reachly pleated, tunics and curly hair, add some lightness to the rather densely depicted ornations of the drawing

Tha drawing was exhibited among others of great Italian masters, at the beginning of 1930 in rooms VII and VIII and in the Architectural Room at Burlington House in London.

Boticelli (Alessandro Filipepi, called ) b.1444  d.1510   Florence, Pisa, Florence, Rome
"Three Angels" Pen and ink on pink-tinted paper, heightened with white. Arched top (10,2X23,5 cm)