Travels in pictures – part II

Half a year after depart­ing towards Rome, long since hav­ing returned back home, I got my first wee etch­ing press. Starting from scratch, what bet­ter way to learn intaglio print­mak­ing than to pro­cess the pre­vi­ous trip draw­ings? Their tech­nic­al and styl­ist­ic vari­ety was such that I’d have to try the entire spec­trum of etch­ing tech­niques.

Ascent and Fuga

High atop Genova there is a grand statue of the vir­gin Mary, nigh as tall as the Christ of Świebodzin, loom­ing over the faraway sea … nearly as high we had to climb to our Genovese couch­surfer, but, all of a sud­den, without any effort: we are still sus­pi­cious wheth­er it’s just been some­thing we’ve […]

Les Invalides arrived to Turin

Napoleon Crossing the Alps - Charlottenburg Version

You will have to excuse us. The last week was kind of over-demand­ing. We cycled day and night, we ate quite the min­im­um, we slept in the floor, in the most mar­vel­lous grass that rendered every oth­er grass un-tent-able, we crossed the Alps, we broke per­son­al speed records, we got a Crash Course Italian Culture, […]