Old and new

It’s amazing how old art connects with the new ideas and how everything I paint at a certain moment (and think I’m over with) seems to come back to me, after a considerable time… about four years this time.

Waiting for the layers of oils from my current series to dry, I thought I should start something new, just for fun. Since I have always wanted to paint a still life with a traditional Romanian blouse (I already had apples – for another painting, though), I thought this was a good time. I picked up an old board from the studio, one I had paper glued over, and got to work on it.

With no hesitation, I chose to paint the only apple that was not perfect (as you can see, this one has a mark on it, like a scar). This probably tells a lot about me, since in my previous painting I chose to paint the only pear that had a similar mark. This, along with the similar technique, would explain the feeling of familiarity I experienced from the first brushstrokes.

So here’s a sneak peek from the current work, along with the old one I feel it relates to.

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Memento mori

Here is one of my first serious works at Uni, from my first year of study. I adored the simple and sober layout and working on this was very rewarding. I remember being very anxious to get home from the office and work on it, sometimes as little as half an hour…

This one is very dear to me… graphite on paper, 50*70 cm

Memento mori

 

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