Journey to the Empire of Light

now i don’t normally write things like this, i want to keep a degree of professionalism ūüėČ But this may be one of the biggest achievements of my artistic career! Yesterday i took a day trip to Brussels and went to the Musee Magritte museum. It was a gorgeous collection of work and in the last room i came across a painting that was very familiar. Magritte has been a favourite artist of mine since i was a child. Yesterday i realised that throughout my travelling i have had the pleasure to see the Empire of light series.
1. in the Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice (family holiday in 2010)
2. The museum of modern art in New York (i visited with my Foundation course in 2015)
3. The royal museum of fine arts of Belgium (i visited while on an university exchange in Belgium)
i feel very lucky that i have had the opportunity to travel around and see so much amazing art.

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Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)

In my trip to Paris the things that stood out most was my trip to the Centre Pompidou. On the outside it doesn’t look that impressive, i was most expecting the inside to be a building site but was very excited by the outside escalator. But it houses on the most impressive collections of art that i have seen with up to date temporary exhibitions and an very impressive permanent collection. I felt a bit like i was in a maze, every new room i walked into was full of more and more amazing art. Pieces that i have studying in books and seen on the internet. every time i think its finished there was another room filled with even more beautiful art.


Tijdens mijn reis Parijs was het centraal gelegen Pompidou het allerbeste ziet het er neit zo indrukwekkend uit, ik verwachette dat het een bouwplaats was, maar was erg enthousiast over de outdoor roltrap. Maar het huisvest de meest indrukwekkende kunstcollecties die ik heb gezien met up to date tijdelijke tentoonstellingen en een zeer indrukwekkende permanente collectie. Ik voelde me alsof ik in een doolhof was, elke nieuwe kamer die ik liep was vol met meer en meer geweldige kunst. Stukken die ik heb gelezen in boeken en gezien op internet. Elke keer dat ik denk dat hat klaar is, was er een kamer vol mooie kunst.

Wall Drawing Experiment #4 notes

Throughout¬†the this exhibition week i was given a lot of choices which i¬†hadn’t had¬†control¬†over before, which was very exciting such as lighting and the use of a camera¬†with¬†a tripod to create a stop motion animation of the process of my work.¬†It was a very new experience to look on such a large canvas and¬†I came up with a loose plan of drawing 5 lines with markers across the wall, trying to split up the largest areas. Then taking away 5 lines with white paint from the most concentrated spots. this was my idea to work outwards a bit with mark pen lines and then back into the center taking away lines. This way i would be constantly moving the shapes around and revealing new images. I used white paint to erase certain lines in the more¬†concentrated¬†places to make new shapes and inspire images.