These buildings typically date from the 1400’s. They are best referred to as Tudor style structures. They developed in Tudor England beteen around 1485 and 1600. Often they lean to one side or the other these days, yet appear to be stable. This is one of the many charming views you can find in Compiegne.
Acrylic painting of a Ukrainian mother and child. So many victims of Putin’s depravity.
Now it is an exhibition space. Currently showing photos by locals, some really nice stuff. A friendly elderly gent came outside to invite us in.
We were moored in the north of France during the weekend’s fun and games.
I painted this using Leoni’s portrait of Carravaggio. He was 31 at the time. He died 9 years later, a victim of his propensity for violence. Her revolutionized painting with his observation of the subject together with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro, intense contrasts of light and dark. This came to be known as tenebrism, where the darks are a dominant feature of the piece.
Messing around on a Sunday afternoon
While just about recovering from a mild round of Covid 19. I think the vaxes and booster did some good. Docs gave me some antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory. Back to normal in two days.
The Poles are very supportive of the millions of Ukrainian refugees. Poland is a country with a long trouble history of occupation, most recently by the the de-facto occupation by the Russians. They do not want the Russians back either. There are some disturbing anti-democratic developments in Poland. I do not know how Russia’s actions might effect the situation in Poland in regard to this. However the Russian invasion reveals in part the effects of authoritarian rule.
These are my paintings made from our visit to Kiev several years ago. The determination to be democratically ruled and independent was obvious from its extensive exhibit of the 2014 uprising. Its architecture is a world treasure. I can only hope that they come out on top of this terrible war with the Russian effort to go after civilians. This effort is another affirmation to its people that it must never again be part of Russia.
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