Back To The Exhibition
On my way to where I was going today, while listening to some music, that usually helps me keep the pace, I was thinking how art and artists' life has changed. While we still value van Gogh and the other great artists of those centuries, we have digital art now and NFTs and hanging out a painting on the wall is not so popular anymore. I think traditional paintings will never be forgotten, but their popularity is decreasing rapidly. I'd love to be wrong on this though.
Artists' life is not easy, so they need every bit of support they can get. This is why I appreciate every initiative to promote art and also to support artists.
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, the Unitarian church of Targu Myres (Marosvásárhely) was hosting an art exhibition, which ended today. The artist, Ildikó Jung is a local artist. If you've missed my post about the exhibition and the interior of the church, you can check it here. It was not a big exhibition, just a cozy one, with a lot of interesting paintings.
The crazy thing about visiting an art exhibition is how I value the artworks. Please note, I'm an amateur, without any knowledge about art, so usually I am asking myself if I would hang the artwork on my wall or display it somewhere. I'm not saying would I buy it as that's another subject, tied to artwork value (in my eyes) and budget and if I would think like that, would never like any of it.
The other thing I have started to notice in my behavior is that I am becoming more and more curious about painting on canvas. I've never tried it, the maximum was watercolor, but I feel like I should try acrylic on canvas. Don't expect much though as I have no talent as I mentioned, but I think I can create something abstract. Or I have the impression that I can 😂 (then comes the slap on the face, as usual 😳).
Back to the exhibition, The artist had various themes on canvas, from landscapes, to flowers. This was an interesting one, featuring village life as it was a century ago. All those houses, the church and people working the land as that was their livelihood. This is a themes you see very often.
A nice sunset, but a little bit too colorful for me I'm afraid.
This one brings back some nice childhood memories, although I've never lived in a village. When I was a kid, we had a lot of snow each year and during winter holidays we spent all day outside, sometimes going home with our clothes full of ice. Those winters are long gone, global warming has changed everything. But paintings and photographs are testimony of the past. I like this painting, the only thing that I would change is the hills as those look too much alike and regular.
This is nice but not my style.
This painting for example was hanging in a way that you can see the texture of the canvas and I live that. Paper doesn't have that. Even if you're using gesso, you don't get that on paper.
Reflection on the surface of the water.
My grandmother would have loved this one as hydrangea was her favorite flower. She had one in the garden, but there's no more.
This is how life looked like at the village, once, when there were no roads and people walked in the mud, to get to their destination. Wasn't fun at all, but these trees are gorgeous. I love the orange color combination.
I like this one.
Overall it was a nice experience and I'm glad I could visit thee exhibition. There are two other exhibitions I'd like to visit till the end of the year, so buckle up as I don't know that I'm going to get and that's exactly why these exhibitions are exciting.
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I like this kind of old classic painting more than digital art
I like them both but can't compare the two either.
All the paintings feel like going back in time, very deep in thought when I see them, I miss the old days 😥
In a way you're right, thee paintings take us back in time.
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Hi @erikah! How nice that you are visiting all these exhibitions and that through you we can also enjoy them from this side.
That's the beauty of Hive, you can travel around the world without leaving your desk and that refers to art as well :)
Hello Erika, it is with great joy that I make this journey of art on canvas that will never go out of fashion and every day recovers unimaginable spaces. My maternal grandmother and my mother are South America Naïve Artist, my grandmother has passed away, but my mother is still alive and still paints, she lives in the USA, she has her art studio and at 84 years old she still does on canvas works of art that speak of what she keeps in her memory as a child and adult, roads, villages, folklore, love, life, the poetry of our culture. I have to my credit a good collection of her work at home.
You can paint the picture of the horse and mare that your dad sent you on canvas, it is just a suggestion.
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I'm glad to hear you mum is an artist and even more that she is still painting. It's good that at her age she's still passionate about creating art.
What I want to do on canvas is an abstract and it's a very simple one, no need for any special talent, but I love the colors and the shapes that will be created. If I succeed, I'm going to do a post about it :)
Have a nice evening dear 🤗
Unfortunately you are right. I am a photographer and I sell prints in designer wooden frames, but every year it becomes more and more difficult! I hope the fad turns around and people look for the real thing... Good luck!
I was hoping to be wrong, but here you are, telling me I'm not. I see artists at fairs. It's true that those are not real paintings, one is painting on egg shell, which is a special kind of art. So people are admiring it and move on.
I hope so, but who knows. Good luck to you too.
Thanks! Unfortunately, we live in a twisted world.
And it's going to get worse before getting better.
I think traditional paintings will never be forgotten, but their popularity is decreasing rapidly. I'd love to be wrong on this though.I totally agree with these words.
When I have the financial means, I would like to hang paintings by famous artists on the wall instead of NFT.
Lol, depends how famous that artist you want to be. I'd like a van Gogh or a Vermeer but I know I will never be able to afford it.
I am of the same opinion as you. I can't afford it right now
I observe this too. 😥
I love traditional paintings. Those are personal created with great effort, time and love. You can really feel the emotions the artist poured in every artwork.
I can say that about digital art too, but still, it's not the same. I like them both, but not in the same way. I don't know if I can express that with words though.
I totally get you. I feel the same. Maybe its the element of nostalgia when you work on something with traditional tools. Anything not digital is nostalgic.
I remember when I was in college I used to go to a lot of art exhibitions, painting is one of my favorite artistic expressions. Here in Cuba art as NFT is not very popular, but it does have a growing community. Like you I hope that oil on canvas painting is not lost, it would be losing a piece of our artistic memory.
I liked the exhibition you show, I am a lover of that palette of autumn colors, and well, the painter portrays very well the costumbrismo, with an air of romanticism. Although I am not a critic either, just someone who enjoys it. The artist has a mixture, I would dare to say, of several pictorial styles.
I'm glad to hear you're an art lover too and that painting is what you prefer. As i see these days people who buy art are doing that to preserve capital and looking forward to make a profit later. This is not bad, but that category that used to buy paintings to decorate their walls is disappearing.
If you hang around, you'll see more posts like this as I don't miss any occasion 😂
Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment.
Of course I'll come again, I enjoyed this post and I am sure I will enjoy the rest.
Wow! I like all those artistic works as they all look good. Moreover, I do appreciate and congratulate their tenacity in creativity, though most of them do the work stresslessly but their input really worth it after some perfect designs have been achieved. Nice seeing the collections you brought to our perusal ma bye.
Well, maybe not stresslessly as who knows in what conditions they are working or what's their goal with creating art. However, i do agree it's a nice collection.
Yeah it's really a nice collection
I don't have much knowledge about the paintings and artwork but I do appreciate the artists and like this type of paintings, they have their own value, cannot compare or taken away by digital artwork. I do notice and keep staring paintings wherever I see them although, I cannot go to that point to which artist have created that but it looks nice. Thanks for sharing such nice paintings from Exhibition!!!
That is very true. The two arts can't be compared in any way. Stay tuned as there's more to come. Next week I think I'm going to bring some photography exhibition photos.
hhmm that would be great. you gave me idea to visit exhibitions and make a blog on those interesting things. Well, lets see when I am going to execute this.
Good luck and have fun!!!
I really like the paintings. Some of them remind me a lot of a place near here where i live, where artists show their paintings. Maybe someday i will tell you about the place.
I'm glad to hear that. It's so lovely to know these paintings remind you of that place.
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I'm also an amateur lol.
But I love art work.
The beauty they add to the environment is just so nice.
I love all slides.
Thank you for sharing your experience 🙃
I'm happy to hear you like art too. It's important to keep art alive and to support artists as well.
Your so right
Thank you for touring us in the art exhibition. I really love it. Hope paintings like these it never fade away in the future.
I hope so too, but it depends on us too.
I love the snowy mountains painting too. It is so beauitful and the colors are lovely on it. Overall a very beautiful collection of the artists work. I think art eventually becomes a form of expression and you can always camo your own emotions in it and let the viewers decypher whatever they feel through it.
I think its fair to expect to see your abstract art soon. Just to prepare I will be ready with the strongest vodka in case I want to forget what I see :P
Art is indeed a for of expression and you can transmit a lot through art.
I'm never though you're a vodka fan, but trust me, no need to be afraid as even if I have zero talent, this will be lovely. I can guarantee you that. 💪
nice paintings,But apart from seeing the painting, there is knowledge that I can take from this post,Written words Contains the knowledge I need,Thank you for sharing this, this post really made me understand something,
Well, there' always something to learn, if you're open to learning.
yes I will be open in learning and don't forget to read diligently, thanks for the advice.
I really love this kind of art 🎨.
Every painting has different stories in it.
Thank you so much for sharing with us .
Indeed, every painting has a different story, it's like they want to tell you what the artist was thinking or what motivated them.
The paintings are very beautiful, especially the small houses around the hills look very beautiful
This are really beautiful painting collection !!!! Nice one!!