Saturday, January 24, 2009

entombment series inspired by rembrandt 5, 6, 7

frank waaldijk, entombment 5(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 5 (own work, 2006, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

continuing from the previous post. it is probably more prudent from the marketing perspective to not show less-than-perfect studies, but so what. i thought it might be interesting to show a bit how themes develop, and in all my themes there are a fair percentage of works that don't `work' enough on the levels in which i'm interested.

from this point on the format in the series is no longer only a4 (21 x 30 cm).

frank waaldijk, entombment 6(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 6 (own work, 2006, 45 x 35 cm, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

frank waaldijk, entombment 7(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 7 (own work, 2006, 40 x 50 cm, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

entombment 2, 3 & 4

frank waaldijk, entombment 2(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 2 (own work, 2006, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

the second drawing. somehow things are more charged, i feel. but it's hard to analyze for me. the third and fourth drawing:

frank waaldijk, entombment 3(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 3 (own work, 2006, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

frank waaldijk, entombment 4(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 4 (own work, 2006, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

to be honest, i considered and still consider these drawings as first steps. i seldom work consecutively on a theme fixed beforehand. somehow i had to get `into it'. for this i needed some spatiality, some light/dark, but also some real emotionality, the feeling of saying final goodbye. not an easy undertaking.

entombment series 1

frank waaldijk, entombment 1(inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

entombment 1 (own work, 2006, inspired by a rembrandt drawing)

this is the first drawing i started with. no further comment.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

entombment series rembrandt 2: the starting point

rembrandt van rijn, entombment (photoshop alteration)

rembrandt van rijn, entombment (photoshop alteration)

the famous-artist-or-not question: i wrote about it earlier, in the context of quality and art. to illustrate some points regarding this question, i made the above photoshop alteration of the rembrandt drawing `entombment' (see previous post for the unaltered version) and posted it on a dutch art forum in the category `own work'. by posting it there (without text) i silently suggested it was my own drawing. for this the photoshop alteration was necessary, otherwise the age of the drawing would have given everything away immediately. i changed the colour of the ink
to blue, and with some work managed to edit away the browning and spots from old age.

after posting, i received a lot of comments by fellow artists who were not so impressed with either composition, or clarity, or drawing ability. to be fair, there were two who said: not bad, it reminds me of old masters, rembrandt even.

after some time i decided to give up the deception. and most were very amused.

then, since i dislike real deception, i felt i owed it to the forum to try and create some really own work depicting entombment. because of recent passing away in my direct vicinity, i was very much reminded of this series. and i thought to give some of them a place on this blog.

so if i find time and energy we will see a series around death of beloved ones, final goodbye, grief, and comfort...

Monday, January 12, 2009

entombment series inspired by rembrandt

frank waaldijk, entombment ix

entombment ix (own work, 2006, 30 x 40 cm, mixed media on paper)

a drawing by rembrandt, titled entombment, provided the starting point for a modest series of drawings around the theme of death of a beloved.

i will give more details on this starting point and subsequent genesis later. first the original drawing by rembrandt:

rembrandt van rijn, entombment

rembrandt van rijn, entombment

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

picasa web albums are down - sorry

dear visitors to this blog and my artist's website: today it seems that picasa webalbum service is not running smoothly.

many of my pictures are loaded from my picasa albums, therefore you may experience some problems with viewing.

i hope google soon fixes the problem, kindly visit again later.