Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Delacroix watercolours

In 1832, Delacroix (1798 –1863) traveled to Spain and North Africa, as part of a diplomatic mission to Morocco shortly after the French conquered Algeria. These are some of his watercolour sketches ... so evocative. I could see these characters and scenes as I travelled in Morocco.





Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ghosts of Venice

They leave their faces on the walls.....

Staircase in Arter gallery Istanbul

We went to this gallery After to see part of the Istanbul Biennale. One of the most beautiful things I saw was this staircase linking the 5 floors of the early 20th century building.

Venice monotone

Colours in Venice seem to be very muted. Not helped by the overcast weather.

Wall in Venice