This month is full of traveling, learning, teaching and taking pictures. Last week I returned from Spain, where I visited Malaga and Granada. Did you know that Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga? And so was Antonio Banderas. But the latter hasn't got a museum yet. Anyway, I visited Picasso's house where also some of his works were displayed. For me it was interesting to see that the artist Picasso made a series of drafts for his final picture in which step by step he altered - or abstracted - certain details. For example the picture of a woman sitting by the window started as a classical, natural looking painting. Then he changed the position of the woman, reinterpreted forms and shapes and gave them a stronger geometrical character. And in the end it was a Picasso, as we know them. Well, but for me this process was more an illustration (and confirmation) that art is "work" and a picture isn't finished with the first draft or in my case the first click of the camera shutter.
Keeping that in mind, I went to Granada at the end of my trip. I was expecting a friend there...well, actually we didn't know each other before. A longer story. But although having just a very little time left until my return, we made some pictures together for my "home project." I uploaded some of them already to the portfolio section. However, I haven't had the time yet to write down her story.
So this week I will be heading to Lithuania (again). Let's see what expects me there...
Franzi (Mittwoch, 17 Februar 2016 15:22)
Wow, wonderful pictures!! Makes one immediately wanna travel around the world. Keep up the great work.
Gerolf (Freitag, 19 Februar 2016 20:42)
Thank you very much Franzi, I will keep on trying ;o)