Friday, May 28, 2010

Looking at the Elgin Marbles

A friend of mine returned from a visit to the UK with some marvelous photos of the Elgin Marbles. I have also admired Anna Stump's images, inspired by Greek statues and drapery. So, I got inspired in turn. They are all done on very coarse water color paper, using charcoal and various forms of water based inks and paints. I think that the texture and energy that I was after show up, even in my amateur photographs.




3 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, the marbles! They give a whole new meaning to the phrase "losing one's marbles". Beautiful images. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Anna L. Conti said...

These are exciting, Nancy - my favorites of your work, so far.

namastenancy said...

Thank you both for the lovely comments. But I'm inspired by some of the loveliest images in all Western Art so how could I go wrong?