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Watercolourist/Artistic Fiend Uses Markers Too (Part 1)


my first tribute to Frank Stella

I believe I have mentioned Frank Stella in the past but did not show you my marker works inspired by him!  I had a wonderful opportunity to view an installation called The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain by artist Frank Stella and architect Santiago Calatrava at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany.   The installation ran from April 15- August 14, 2011 and was an experience I will not soon forget!  I also viewed an exhibition of Frank Stella’s at the same time showing at the same gallery.

Here is what Wikipedia had to say about them:   “Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker, significant in the art movements of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. He is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters still working today. Frank Stella has reinvented himself in consecutive bodies of work over the course of his five-decade career.”

Santiago Calatrava Valls (Valencian pronunciation: [santiˈaɣo kalaˈtɾava ˈvaʎs], born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zürich, Switzerland. Classed now among the elite designers of the world, he has offices in Zürich, Paris, Valencia, and New York City.”

Over the next few days I will show you some of the work that I was inspired to create after this awesome experience.  Enjoy, view the work of Frank Stella and of Santiago Calatrava and keep making art!

Watercolourist Makes it to Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie


Yes, that Segway helped me get around Berlin after my bed rest was complete!  I viewed  the Michael Kohlhaas Curtain: an interactive installation created by artist, Frank Stella and architect, Santiago Calatrava.  It was absolutely amazing!  If you haven’t seen it…it is worth the trip!  More of Stella’s work was exhibited in the lower level of the gallery.  After viewing these amazing works I felt inspired to create this.  Enjoy, get creative with Frank Stella in mind and keep making art!