Sunday, 28 December 2014

One small summer dream - new painting 'Under the Sun'

I am happy to introduce new just finished painting called 'Under the Sun'. I must admit how nice it made me feel to work on bright and summer painting in weather like is here. Now there is actually winter, with all its charms: cold blue sky with glittering snowflakes and roof covered by airy white duvet, all fascinating, yet freezing to look and feel.

Even though I love winter, I was somehow very happy to work on this summer painting with its warm colours, bright green grass, summer sky and lady in such a light dress, imagining the feeling of sun touching my skin and light fresh air playing with a few hair, which were happy enough to run off a clip. Just to walk amongst trees with fresh green leafs and meadows with flowers, passing all those people admiring blue summer sky and sunlight shining through old trees. 

Under the Sun is an acrylic painting on canvas with height 60 and lenght 50 cm. This artwork deals with the theme of Summer, of course, but also with the 19th century and its fashion. 



Sunday, 21 December 2014

Farewell to the Autumn - A new painting 'November'!

After some time, I am happy to present to you my new painting. It is called 'November' and as the title indicates it deals with the theme of Autumn. It belongs to the same series of paintings as 'The Dance of the Rose', which I prepare for an exhibition in Bílovec, Czech Republic. 

November is an acrylic painting on canvas. The height of this artwork is 50 and its length is 60 cm.

This painting shows a lady in long dress, with hat and gloves calmly sitting on a bench, amongst falling leafs, expressing the Autumn as an lonely distant season, that give us time for contemplating and wandering around with feet in fallen foliage - completely alone. 

While working on this artwork I combined figure in naive art style - focusing on the woman in dress, with the silhouette and details - with abstract style for the background. 

In regard to the official first day of winter, this painting is my goodbye to the autumn, which was cold (here) but after all impressive.  








Sunday, 14 December 2014

Shortly: Mural Art 'Lady in Red'





'Lady in Red' is a painting on wall in living room of an private apartment. It's an acrylic painting with height 220 cm and width 225 cm.

This work is (on request) made in the same style as the canvas painting 'The Dance of the Rose', but we agreed on red and dark red colour and mask in hands.

This painting was my reason for stay in Písek, Bohemia and I am happy that there gonna be one more, on which I am about to start to work next Monday. Anyway it's a beautiful town, about which you can read, here.




Municipal House and 'Vital Art Noveau 1900' in Prague

Today I would love to recommend you an exhibiton in Prague. It's called Vital Art Noveau 1900 and takes place in Municipal House - it's exactly the case when anyone who loves Art Noveau can't resist - 19th century, 'La Belle Epogue' and all those beautiful artworks, dresses and accessories, all permeated by these times quality and elegance, which is in a word echanting. 


But let's start with the building, because it's fascinating by itself. It's civic building in Art Noveau Style where usually take place a lot of events, concerts and exhibitions. You can find there even a restaurant and café but mainly famous Smetana Hall.

Municipal House is also perfectly located. It's next to the Powder Gate, the historical centre of the city. If you would have gone through the Gate and than continued along Celetna Street you would got to Old Town Sqaure and from here easily to the famous Charles Bridge or Estates Theatre, where took place premiere of Mozart's Don Giovanni in 1787.


Back to the Municipal House - it's definitely one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague. It was decorated (also) by Alfons Mucha, Jan Preisler, Max Švabinský and Mikoláš Aleš. When  you enter the main door you'll be amazed by all the glass, marble and mosaic - simply the grandeur of everything around. So it seems to be a perfect place for such a events as the exhibition of dresses made by Blanka Matragi or the exposition of Alphonse Mucha's works, which took place here last year.

And now to the Vital Art Noveau 1900. The expositions includes some of the most interesting and well known Czech and European artworks from this period of time. There are works made by Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse Lautrec and many others. You can find there great examples of decorative art, too - furniture and accessories - as unique and cultivated as it can be.  


For everyone who has even a small weakness for those days clothing it is a small paradise. There are so many kinds of dresses: day and night dresses, winter coats, tuxedos, lingerie, corsets. Everything is perfectly made - every detail fits and matches with the rest, apparent is also the quality of textile and careful work. I can't omit accessories, demonstrations of shoes, gloves and hats, but mainly jewellery - all diamonds thoroughly fitted in necklaces, rings and hair clips.

Yes I am a bit enthusiastic about it, but I think Art Noveau and whole 19th century is one of those with which is not difficult to fall in love. 


All photos of interiors are taken from the Municipal House's official websites.
Direct link to the exhibition, here.


You may like to read: Písek - Enchanting Bohemian town!

Monday, 8 December 2014

New Painting: The Dance of the Rose


I am happy to introduce new painting called The Dance of the Rose. It is an acrylic painting on canvas, 60x60 cm, inspired by the theme of spring.

This artwork captures woman with long flying dress in motion, expressing the feeling of freedom and lightness of spirit. The arch around figure represents blooming fields with tulips and levander in corners accompained by simple blossoms and leafs of wild roses.

'What it would be to dance as a rose, elegant and impressive, live in gardens amongst blooming flowers and by a simple movement spread all the scent.'






Friday, 5 December 2014

Sense

Friend of mine asked me, what I consider important when working on my artworks, talking about technique. I prefer don't limit one's self by school learned techniques, use sences and intuition and technique comes out itself. I find out that knowledge comes with creativity, but also experience, sometimes such a kind of experience one wouldn't expect, which brings me to, what I've learned from the ballet and music.

Ballet is one of the most remarkable ways of expressing emotions and feelings. I always admire the seeming simplicity of all those movements - which are usually impossible for most of us. I love this way of dance. The strenuous training, which all balerinas have to take, can teach us how important is every small detail. Even only a few centimetres deflected position of leg and whole movement losts it's symmetry. This is what fascinates me so much, the way of perfectness and the need for things to look natural and make sence. 
For those who are interested, there are some demonstrations pervaded by this quality: The Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet, Entrance of Swans from Swan Lake and a part of my favourite Eugene Onegin, it worth to watch this preview of Eugene Onegin too, for its costumes and stage settings, but also for splendid capture of the theme of whole story.

And music. This is also why in my oppinion is Mozart's music so enchanting - it's deep, elegant, bright, it goes gently and seems simply, yet it is not. Every note has its meaning and sense, and finally together they create incommutable symmetry of tones. Just listen. Or Vivaldi's Four Season, maybe the Winter.
Classical music is wonderful, teaches us so many things. Someone said than in past times was music created for it self without all the personal mess some people tend to put in it these days - art created for art, and you must agree it has its charm.
And all those painters: Dalí, Rembrant, Carravagio, Goya, DaVinci, Mucha...

Even fashion designers: Coco Channel, Blanka Matragi...

From who else we should learn than from those, who manage to gain genius in their work. 

So, everything must make sense. Talking about my way of creating anything - even here is every line as same important. One unnatural line and you create often unpleasant disconnect, while the right way of lines can give your character on paper or canvas life.


About these two drawings. Both of them are from the Eugene Onegin ballet and both capture Onegin and Tatiana and their beautiful yet unfulfilled romance accompained by atmosphere of old Russia. 

Ballet Romance, pencil on paper (the first one on the right) 
'Love, devotion, trust. Beauty of movement and mystery of love. Ballet Romance is a pencil drawing on paper inspired by Onegin ballet, capturing the movement as natural expression of love and devotion, with the emphasis on the beauty of love and emotion expressed through dance.' 

Ballet Affection, pencil on paper (the second one on the left) 
'Affection and attachment. Beauty of movement and mystery of love. Ballet Affection is a pencil drawing on paper inspired by Onegin ballet, capturing the ease of movement and full value of true emotion in dance.' 

Both those artworks are for sale, if you'd like to purchase any, just visit this link.


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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Písek - Enchanting Bohemian town!


Town of Písek, is undoubtely one of those most beautiful towns in Czech Republic and I am very pleased to have the honour to work here on my wall painting - but about that later. 

Back to the Písek, which can be translated as 'sand' in English. This name originates from the fact, that in history there was panned for gold in river sand, which is quite romantic, isn't it? As same as the fact that it is called 'The Athens of the South' - for amount of schools and education opportunities.


It's beautiful and very cultural town, with old white church above two adjoining squares - big and small - both full of old houses. Two of them are painted by Mikoláš Aleš. There is also brewery and old castle, where are now held exhibitions and other cultural events.

Farther from this middle of town is beautiful stud farm with long history and tradition, where was recently filmed one of short series called 1st Republic, about Czech history during years 1918 -1938 - before the second world war. 


But it would be sin to do not mention the oldest bridge in the country - even older than famous Charles Bridge in Prague (which is only hour and twenty minutes away). 

And one curiosity: the riverbank on the modern side is called 'Titanic'. Well yes it looks a bit like a ship, but as same as this liner so well known for its glamour and tragedy, once all those houses were flooded. 
The bridge too, of course but a huge part of reconstruction of it was sponsored by famous Czech singer, often performing in Germany and around the world - Karel Gott. 

In Písek you find also a lot of museums, all those baroque houses, historical institutes and schools - like film school. And there is held many exhibitions, vernissages and fairs. 
If you are in Prague, don't hesitate to visit this near town or even the town of Český Krumlov (Czech Krumlov), which is a real delight for everyone who loves history of architecture or even beauty itself.

And a little addition; Písek has also modern part of town, of course, but well as you know me, there doesn't exist force which would make me write about all those modern nonsenses ;) , if there is such a vast complex of historical beauty. Even though - I must stress - there is some kind of charm in the view of New York skyscapers, if you know what I mean.


For more photos, please visit my fb page.
Until the end of my stay I'll add some more pictures.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

The very last week of the exhibition 'Back to Earth' in Ostrava!

This week is the last week of the exhibition 'Back to Earth', which takes place in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The exposition lasts until the end of November, so to the next sunday. I would like to thank to the Antakarana centre for this great opportunity and provision of these very pleasant premises.

For photos of the exhibition, please visit my fb page.

On the exposition is to be seen whole series of acrylic paintings called 'Back to Earth', but also series of drawings - Puppets: Ladies from the Theatre.
While whole gallery 'Back to Earth' is inspired by fashion and life in 19th century and deals with the theme of time and night, all drawings look into the 18th century and theatre. For more information please click here.

It was a great pleasure for me to exhibit my artworks here. And I would like to thank everyone who has shared this experience with me.

Best regards to you all!

Here, you can read something more about gallery 'Back to Earth', this gallery is devided into three parts: Amongst Stars, Amongst Clouds and On the Ground. I can't forget my three little horse paintings. And of course, shortly about drawings: Puppets: Ladies from the Theatre.

Monday, 17 November 2014

About time, night and series 'On the Ground'


Time is a curious thing, isn't it? Some dream about past, their own or times, what they think were better. Some struggle for future, imagining what should happen, dreaming about how it should be.

And than there is the mysterious now. The moment some love and some hate, maybe because they lost in past, what they loved, or they are angry at them selves, that the so expectet and wanted future didn't happen by itself. 

But what with the now. The time when your mind is free from all of those thoughts about the past or future, free of fear. The so forgetting moment, the only moment when time can not exist. The moment when everything what is or will be depends only on your own will. The magnificant time, when you can do anything. Or you could, if you would be able to stop your mind from talking, which is usually the rub, isn't it?

People say, that vampires come out only during night. Well, friend of mine told me that this night has nothing to do with the position of the sun or the darkness of sky. That it is just a different world, or better - different point of view to this one. But it's called night, because in actual night people sleep and dream, and in their dreams there is no time and everything is possible - everithing literally. What brings us to the breathtaking Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera, even though I prefer the theatre version - well, I do always prefer the theatre version, if there is any. But the way how it is described here simply worth the attention.

But imagine world like this, world of mystery, absolute freedom and beauty, place what would create itself exactly according to you. A world where you can live in old stud farm and sit on one lonely tree in the middle of fields, or walk in forest with small wooden bridge over the stream. You could also travel in time, play with it as it pleases you, meet Mozart or queen Victoria, create diamonds in your hand or make things fly. Or again just live somewhere in the city, and have a breakfast in one of those beautiful french cafés, planning a visit of your family or friends in afternoon. Or both these ways. But seemingly, most mysteries are able to exist only in now - just learn to see. Why lose time by thinking about what have maybe happend as you remember it, or illusion of future, if there is - under all of those rubbish you were learn to think a remarkable world of such a possibilities. Welcome to the night that never ends, or dreamworld, what ever you like. 


And about the series 'On the Ground'

Once (above on the left, the first painting in the article)
Once is acrylic painting on canvas; 40x40 cm.
'What it would be if the time would end for once and forever and you would be free. Or should it be the romance? Your choice, but I find unbearably beautiful both these ways.' 

Coffee After Noon (above on the right, the second painting in article)
Coffee After Noon is an acrylic painting on canvas; 60x60 cm. 'What would 19th century be without old english parks, cafes and elegant ladies siting on iron chairs and drinking coffee, always and only in the right time of day. And what if one of them has so much ingenuity, that she is playing with pocket watches just above the dark surface of her coffee and wondering what would've happened, if she would drowned time.'

The Sun Undercover (above)
The Sun Undercover is an acrylic painting on canvas; 30x40.'What if the Sun would have been kind and elegant being - lady with hidden weakness for cloudy or even stormy weather? Maybe it would have been her personal joke. Or maybe she would've been just a little stubborn.’


Afternoon and After Midnight (below, the last two paintings in article)


Afternoon and After Midnight are two acrylic paintings 2x 30x40 cm. 
'One can be wandering around dark, yet bright night, walking in the moon light or just sitting on the grass and counting stars. Someone else would maybe prefer to swim in a silver lake or just visit places far beyond his imagination. And than maybe stay for a while in the shiny day, with his small secret hidden before world, and let it know only occasionally, by a slight gleam in his eyes.'

The Stolen Sun (on the right)
The Stolen Sun is an acrylic painting on canvas; 80x60 cm.'Maybe she is a little stubborn and angry on the way how things are supposed to be. She doesn’t like rules and absolutely doesn’t understand why one is supposed to subordinate them. Or even why should she.You maysaythat she is mad. But what gives you the assuredness that it is her who has lack of its own sanity?And he is staying so calmly yet attentive in background, just observing. Letting her rejoice in whatever she likes and maybe he is secretly keeping an eye on her, because he loves her and doesn’t want her to fall in troubles. Even though, he understands it completely.Who stays beyond time and its rules? Who can play with it? For whom time does not exist?'

Those paintings are currently for sale, if you like to purchase any, please click here.

Gallery ‘Back to Earth’

This gallery is mostly inspired by polite and elegant 19th century, its romanticism and fashion. And it also deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. All of it gently alludes to the beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life.
Gallery ‘Back to Earth’ was exposed in Ostrava, Czech Republic from September to November 2014. More information about exhibition, here.


Monday, 10 November 2014

The elegance of horses and three little paintings


Horses can be enchanting in so many ways.
Passionate, when they are runing around, free, full of energy, while the wind is rising and it is about to be storm.
Elegant, gently floating on the ground of riding hall, with handsome man in black jacket on their back.
Noble, on a ride in old park with an aristocrat and his friends or lady with long dress.
Or even hitched in carriage in Bois de Boulogne like in one of Maupassants stories.

 A think there is nothing more I can say.



Decision, Freedom and Independence

From left: Decision, Freedom and Independence are three acrylic paintings belonging to each other, and to the surreal gallery 'Back to Earth'; 20x20cm  30x30cm 24x30 cm.

These paintings are inspired by Spanish Riding School and baroque riding, we can see from left levade, capriole and courbette. But this mini serie also deals with the theme of Time, in response to which, these three artworks together form three of the most important properties of any free being.


 
This artwork is currently for sale, if you’d like to purchase it, just click here.

Gallery 'Back to Earth'
This gallery is mostly inspired by polite and elegant 19th century, its romanticism and fashion. And it also deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. All of it gently alludes to the beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life.

Gallery ‘Back to Earth’ was exposed in Ostrava, Czech Republic from September to November 2014. More information about exhibition, here.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Shortly: Puppets - Ladies from the Theatre and Vicomte de Valmont

On my new FB Page are now also new and better photos of eight drawings inspired by fashion of the 18th century. Those illustrations belongs to the series called Puppets: Ladies from the Theatre, which is now to be seen in Ostrava with the whole gallery of paintings 'Back to Earth'.

Even though I don't watch tv, or films - with only a few exceptions - my favour for rococo fashion started with the movie Dangerous Liaisons, starring John Malkovich. One can love and hate his character Vicomte de Valmont at the same time - ironical, always elegant and so daring, and of course excellently played. But mainly, talking about this film; I always admire its costumes, interiors and the autenticity to the age. Because of what: The first scene from the Dangerous Liaisons gives us great overview for these times fashion. I love it, just take a look!

 


 














Monday, 3 November 2014

Upcoming exhibition in Bílovec and pocket watches!


As you may be know, there are two upcoming exhibitions, first in Bílovec and than in Prague. But now, let's engage a few lines to the first one.


Bílovec is a small townlet, classical for Czech Republic. There is old square, chateau and cute alleyways with old houses around. And just for information, it's near to Klimkovice spa.

The exhibition starts on the 16th of February and ends on 20th of March and takes place in my most favourite café of all, called Mon Ami. 

This cafe is very classical, what perfectly fits with my nature and I think paintings as well. You can even buy there a book or browse one of very interesting magazines. You can't imagine the enthusiasm, when I found out about the magazines. They are about fashion, watches, diamonds, cottages, traveling and so on. But they are in Czech of course, but also in English, German, Russian and French. 

And now, why I am writing about it. Well, obviously I am very fond of cafes, languages, cultures, and beautiful things, but mainly - pocket watches - as you've maybe already found out. 

They remind me of the elegance of my favourite 19th century. They are very classical, and also present us time in such a charming manner. I have four of them, after my ancestors - one very old, but the year is nowhere to be seen; younger watch from 1842 and two others. 
The feeling, that it was worn in times, when ladies walked around in those elegant dresses and if they wanted to go somewhere else, they just used a carriage pulled by horses. Just imagine men taking their hats of, while greeting people on the boulevard or those houses around streets.
Where the person wore them? How they lived? It's a little step back in time, reminds us of the originality and quality of things from this period.

It's interesting, when you see the rush everywhere, everybody struggle for something, always hurrying somewhere, hoping for something. And than when you just take a look to such an old thing, like are those pocket watches and realize, that it belonged to someone, who is now dead and everything what made him sad or happy, or what he considered as important is irelevant now. Everything he yearned for and maybe got, passed with him. 
So isn't it better to just enjoy life and do what you love? Because in fact, it never matters about what we do - just to be happy about it.

About the event itself
This whole exhibition will be dedicated exclusivelly to the 19th century. There gonna be new paintings and drawings. But there is something about the event and the main theme itself what I can't write about now, so let it be secret for some time, growing into surprise for another. And I assure you, you'll like. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Simple moments and the abstract series 'Amongst Clouds'

I personally think that the most beautiful thing in existance is every simple moment itself. Exact moments. But I don't mean moments like when you success in something or when you get something you've wanted, but moments. Those short points in time, when you see some kind of detail and than realize, that you enjoyed it. 

It can be someones sight - the short moment, when someone look at you in that strange, yet impressive manner, somehow more intimately, more really.
Or it can be moments, when you capture a simple movement - of leaves on tree or a move of a ballet dancer at the Paris Opera. 

You can even wake up in early morning, go for a walk, and when you turn around, realize the dew on grass, lying there like a small pile of diamonds messed up around. And that you realize, that you can see it only when you walk this way, with first sun lines in front of you, otherwise it is only a grass. In that moment, you are maybe wondering, whether it was the dew, what impressed you so much, or if it was the simple fact, that you could miss is - so easily.

I love these moments. Life resulting from life itself. There is some kind of delight of capturing them - or capturing movement, mood, passion and desire, or even calm and innocence joy of life, like a simple melody, yet silent. 

This all is in basic of this series, and its every simple painting. Amongst Clouds is the only abstract part of Gallery 'Back to Earth' and its main theme is spirit. Its freedom, independence and power.  


‘As spirit dancing on the sky, formless yet beautiful, completely free and graceful.’



Being Wind is an acrylic painting on canvas; 40x40 cm (right).
 'What it would be being wind and silently float amongst clouds and tress and places so far, that you can hardly imagine.'
Being Rain is an acrylic painting on canvas; 30x40 cm (above). 
'What it would be being rain and fall down from incredible heights, fly across clouds? Like gentle spring drizzle or wildly accompanied by summer storm.'
Being Storm is an acrylic painting on canvas; 40x40 cm (above, first painting in the article).
'What it would be being storm and get all the passion in you free? Flying amongst raindrops, hurrying in fresh and strong wind. Accompany thunderbolts and rejoice on dark clouds on sky.' 
One’s self: After Storm is an acrylic painting on canvas; 30x40 cm (right below). 
'The calm and beautiful time, when all the excitement from storm is over, leaving behind just release and a few moments for dance on red clouds to welcome new sun line and fresh air.' 


Paintings Being Wind, Being Rain and Being Storm are still for sale, if you like to purchase any of them, please click here.
If you are interested in any other my artwork, please visit this link.

Gallery ‘Back to Earth’
This gallery is mostly inspired by polite and elegant 19th century, its romanticism and fashion. And it also deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. All of it gently alludes to the beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life.

Gallery ‘Back to Earth’ was exposed in Ostrava, Czech Republic from September to November 2014. Information about the exhibition, here.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Exibition 'Back to Earh' is in Ostrava until the end of November!


Surprising, yet good news! The exposition 'Back to Earh' continues and will be in Ostrava until the end of November! So, you are all welcome to come to see the paintings and if you like even spend some time in such a pleasant environment as is in Antakarana and its Tea house.

The exhibition is to be seen in Antakarana, Ostrava - Zábřeh, 782/65. And it's near to ČEZ Arena and Clarion Hotel.


And a little about gallery itself.

This gallery is mostly inspired by polite and elegant 19th century, its romanticism and fashion. And it also deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. All of it gently alludes to the beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life. 

For more information about inspiration, this gallery or even me, please visit my official websites.

Here, you can read something more about gallery 'Back to Earth', this gallery is devided into three parts: Amongst StarsAmongst Clouds and On the Ground. I can't forget my three little horse paintings. And of course, shortly about drawings: Puppets: Ladies from the Theatre.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

About night and day, series 'Amongst Stars' and... Mozart's waking hours

Just for a start, these paintings around belonging to the 'Amongst Stars' series, a part of gallery 'Back to Earth'. But about it later. 

Night, day and Mozart
I would say this is my favourite series of paintings and, although all are specific and somehow different, it would be true. I am very keen to the theme of night and day and I love to watch sky. 

Just take a look up to the day sky - with its so many shades of blue, white, but also pink or even golden. And clouds expending and then vanishing in all of those shapes. It gives me the feel of freedom and also some kind of assurance and soothing, because what is any kind of unhappiness in comparison with something like this. Right things get the right meanings, while everything else fall apart. 

Which brings me to mornings, my favourite time of day. Mornings are magnificent times, especially the picture of trees in forest or park hidden in morning mist with slight and gentle sun lines shining through them. 

Even though it wasn't easy to learn to get up early, because in fact I prefer to work at night. But when I found out that Mozart slept from midnight to six o'clock in morning, it made itself easier - I love Mozart - like character and his music, which is great of course, but mainly: he is mad the right way, I would say at least. But yet polite and simply genius, of course again, because of music, yet I mean rather as a person.

But let's dedicate some lines to the night. This deep, beautiful and bright, but also somehow more real time, which is how exactly I perceive it. More real than any other moment of the shiny day. Maybe it is because most of all sleep, everything is calm and silent. Or it could be because, our seeing is limited and so our senses get free, what makes us perceive more wildly and I would say, brightly and clearly. As if the real world would've opened up only after sunset, welcomes us after the whole day, when we were mostly doing all of those nonsenses, which we were learnt to consider as important and normal, letting them just take our time away. 
Infinite night sky with all its charms is so beautiful, maybe because it wants to remind us of real life and its beauty.

Not only night and day, but also time is important for this series, but what about let it for another time, another day. 


And about series itself
Those paintings belongs to the surreal series 'Back to Earth' and deal with the theme of time and night and day.
'If people would be like stars, dancing on infinite, dark, yet bright night sky.'

One of Realities: Night Sky is triple acrylic painting on canvas - three paintings 20x20, (right above).
What it would be to live a life of your own choice, be free, 'dance amongst stars' and not to be limited by anything, anyone, by any opinion or belief? Imagine stars like people, perhaps gentleman and lady.


Undecided is an acrylic painting on canvas; 40x30 cm (above, the first painting in article).
Which world would you choose? And why? Most prefer shiny day, but under the lamp is the greatest darkness. On the other hand, in night, when you're not distracted by the garish light of day... But what if it really doesn't matter about the light?

Night and Day is an acrylic painting on canvas; 40x60 cm (on the left).
What is really the difference? May be he hesitated himself. Is it really better to live on night sky? However, the other option is to be under the rules of time and some other little nonsenses of the day world.

Time? is an acrylic painting on canvas; 40x40 cm (below)
Is time realy a train of events inevitably running one after the other, or it is just an illusion existing only during day, because at night, those who've created it for them selves sleep. And what if it really doesn't matter about the light or part of day?

If you like to purchase some of these, One of realities, Undecided and Night and Day are still for sale here.
If you are interested in any other my artwork, please click here.

About Gallery 'Back to Earth'
This gallery is mostly inspired by polite and elegant 19th century, its romanticism and fashion. And it also deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. 
All of it gently alludes to the beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life. 

Gallery ‘Back to Earth’ was exposed in Ostrava, Czech Republic from September to November 2014.

The painting called 'Time?' was also exposed on the exhibition of Milan Princ and his friends in Písek, Czech Republic in June 2014.

I hope, you enjoyed this post as I did. I wish you a day full of wonder or what ever you like.

Monday, 27 October 2014

The very last week of the 'Back to Earth' exhibition!

The end of October is almost there and with it also comes the end of 'Back to Earth' exposition in Ostrava, Czech Republic. So, there is last week of the event, which means the last chance to see it!


The exhibition takes place in Antakarana, dolní 782/65, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

And about gallery 'Back to Earth'

This gallery is mostly inspired by polite and elegant 19th century, its romanticism and fashion. And it also deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. All of it gently alludes to the beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life. 

Here, you can read something more about gallery 'Back to Earth', this gallery is devided into three parts: Amongst StarsAmongst Clouds and On the Ground. I can't forget my three little horse paintings. And of course, shortly about drawings: Puppets: Ladies from the Theatre.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

A little bit more about Me

Just for a start, I am a self taught painter born in Czech Republic in 1991. But as art comes from soul, let's remain in originality and distinctiveness for a while. I prefer interests, when describing people.
So well; I was said those of main are out of date. May be. I paint of course, play the piano and now and then ride on horses. I love countryside and north nature, but also world metropolis and cafés, classic architecture and fashion. But as I enjoy diversity there is so many things around to be keen on, things of interests and beauty to be shared.

Art and inspiration

Most of my paintings are inspired by 19th century romanticism and fashion. But there is also the theme behind, for me much more important. Life, beauty of existence and the idea of immortality, as most of my characters on canvas are supposed to be wandering around all those centuries, dwelling in eternity and rejoice in beauty of life. 

After all whole ‘Back to Earth’ gallery deals with the nature of time, questioning its existence and suggesting the idea of us standing beyond it and playing with it as it pleases us. And also alludes to the freedom, gracefulness and own will in very basis of each being, its soul.  

Yet, I must admit I am very fond of the 19th century, the way life flowed these times, the politeness and passion for elegance and actual beauty.  I consider it's fashion very charming, especially the uniqueness of every dress and accessories typical for these times, but also the way of emphasizing woman figure, and thereby expressing its elegance and grandeur. 
Talking about this time period, one can’t forget, its inherent old English parks, cafes with iron chairs and fresh flowers on tables.

But I can't deny even the beauty of divine baroque, empire and polite, yet daring and ironical rococo. Even the idea of a mediaeval castle hidden in morning mist has its own undeniable charm.

My most bellowed painters are Alphonse Mucha, Giuseppe Boldini, Salvador Dalí, but also Rubens, Claude Monet and William Turner. 
Some say ‘art of living’, but I would say that life itself is art in motion. Depending entirely on you or so, to which style your own life will belong.

Upcoming exhibitions: 
Bílovec, Cafe Mon Ami, December 2014 - January 2015 
Prague, Friends Coffee Hause, April 9 to May 11, 2015

My official website: www.hanaszarowski.com

Friday, 24 October 2014

Hello to you all!

Hello to you all!

I would like to present my new blog, which gonna be mainly about my art, new artworks, events and project, But also about works in progress, my atelier and places. 

And it wouldn't be me without articles about particular paintings, its stories and maybe a little poetry.
As after all every painting has a soul and every soul has a story. Why not anyway. I hope you'll enjoy it!

                                                                                                                                   Hana Szarowski