Early in progress shot of a new painting in my Downtown series; this one loosely based on Pittsburgh.
This is a little composition that I’ve been playing with of the LeVeque Tower and surrounding buildings in downtown Columbus. I’ve been doing a series of expressionist images of American downtown city areas. So far, they’ve only been black and white and very loose in representation. For this piece I experimented with bright, bold colors, and a tighter, more figural representation. Also, the other paintings in this series have been landscape orientation to capture the wide streets and density of many buildings stacked along them. For this painting, I went vertical and was more interested in the spaces between the buildings. It was a fun experiment that has already influenced me to expand my downtown series.
View of a street in Alberobello in Bari, Puglia, Italy.
Archaeological area of ancient Paestum, Italy.
Archaeological area of the forum of ancient Pompeii, Italy.
Notes on ancient ruins and cities: Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae.
My ramblings comparing the ancient cities of Corinth, Pompeii, Delphi, and Mycenae. I don’t know how interesting this is, but I’m posting anyway!
“Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae
-‘apples to oranges’ argument of comparison.
-clear procession up hill (Mycenae) / flat of Corinth
-Corinth as Nolli map-great piazza!
-layers of history
-Delphi, Mycenae, & Pompeii “frozen in time” vs Corinth & Athens which were continuously inhabited
Athens, Rome, Venice, London
-keep historical cities from becoming museums
notion of ground plane
-small changes in section can have a big impact
-plane of ground, water
-anything on Delphi’s site would be good
Athens-history of city is walled off from locals (Acropolis museum, the Acropolis itself, etc)
-Temple of Herculean Zeus walled off-could be great park
A view of Avila, Spain, from the surrounding countryside. Awesome medieval fortification wall surrounds this hill-city.