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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age Exhibition

"Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age ExhibitionI enjoyed for hours and sketched originals that I've longed for since childhood! A kind Gallery security brought me a stool. You cannot image how much I appreciated his sensitive kindness and a happy surprise! *I cannot stand for long hours. On the stool, I could look at the paintings as much as I liked. The lady at the entrance let me go to a bathroom and allowed me to keep on appreciating the exhibition. The staff celebrated my drawings at the end. My thank you letter delighted the gallery staff and a communication team. 

I've learned a lot. How watercolour painting techniques will interpret oil paintings is fun and struggle. Especially, Rembrandt has shown composition, texture, brush strokes, colour use and drawing. A great private tutor.  
Sadami Study of Rembrandt Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul
Apart from the techniques, my most interest was in Rembrandt's eyes in drawing and how he depicted his own aging.  
Also, it was interesting to compare the same silversmith's portraits done by Rembrandt and another artist. Certainly, Rembrandt's work told the model's personality and his poor eye sight (*the silversmith was losing an eye sight). "What will my portraits tell viewers?", I thought over.  

In the exhibited artists, Judith Leyster and Frans Hals I've admired, too. They've influenced my sketching and drawing. Their drawings of a natural posture in daily life motivated me to capture it in my own work. Then, I started sketching. 
Judith Leyster, The Jolly Toper
As well as  Judith Leyster and Frans HalsVeermeer I've loved since primary school. His work is small, which encourages my small work. *I've been always uncomfortable among huge paintings in famous portrait competitions. BE WHAT I AM, Sadami! I want to study portraits more! 
Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter 
The exhibition displays many different genres such as still life, landscapes and figures. Surrounded by my superheros, ah, I was in a heaven! The exhibition will finish after 18 Feb 2018. 
Jan Dabidsz, Still Life with books
At the exit, you can put yourself into framed beautiful masterpieces set by the witty NSW Art Gallery. Nice and very popular among visitors!  
Now, I'm looking at my ongoing portraits. Sadami, be brave and use what I've learned. 
Friends, Happy Painting! 


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16 comments:

  1. Dear Sadami, so nice of the staff to treat you so kindly. Sometimes rare these days. It does sound like you had a wonderful time exploring the exhibition. Have a blessed new week.

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    1. Yes, indeed, Carol! The team is very happy with my letter. I hope you, too, enjoy good exhibitions. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. What a wonderful post, Sadami!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely study and your great experience.

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    1. Thank u very much, kind Chris! Enjoy your drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Qué maravilla plantarte delante de un cuadro de un pintor que admiras e intentar averiguar lo que él sintió, mientras lo pintaba. Lo sientes... En todos los museos de pintores que me gustan, hago lo mismo. Suelo dibujar lo que tengo delante y es divertido cuando hay mucha gente. Éstos están más pendientes del que pinta que del mismo cuadro.
    Te felicito Sadami. Eres genial!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari! ¡Además, podría SENTARme frente a las obras maestras con la amable ayuda del personal de la galería! Deberías disfrutar del buen trabajo en museos y galerías tantas como sea posible. ¡Diviértete y disfruta dibujando! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, Joshemari! Furthermore, I could SIT in front of the masterpieces with the gallery staff's kind help! You should enjoy the good work in museums and galleries as many as possible. Have fun and enjoy drawing!! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Joshemari said...
      How wonderful to stand in front of a picture of a painter that you admire and try to find out what he felt, while painting it. You feel it ... In all the painters' museums that I like, I do the same. I usually draw what's in front of me and it's fun when there are a lot of people. These are more outstanding than the one that paints that of the same painting.
      I congratulate you Sadami. You're great!
      A hug.

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  4. great post - Sadami study of Rembrandt is wonderful!!! Recently I saw the Vermeer and contemporaries exhibit at DC and marveled the talent of those artists and then Rembrandt, Leyster and Hal in the same museum :) Feel lucky to be able to see their original works in person!

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    1. Thank u, Meera! Wow, yes, indeed, it's a great joy to enjoy the original art works. Amazing to see them. I want to study more and more to see the original. Cheers, Sadami

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  5. I am amazed at your ability in painting and drawing portraits and am so glad the staff helped you do more and stay longer to finish your work :) Love the final self-portrait with the flowers and pretty dress.

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    1. Oh, sweet Rhonda, thank u! Yes, the staff was lovely. I enjoyed the exhibition fully. Btw, I, too like that dress so much. Kind regards, Sadami

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  6. Oh what a delight Sadami to see your lovely study of Rembrandt. It must be amazing to spend time just enjoying such timeless art. Your last picture made me smile...You certainly make a good portrait! Hugs

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    1. Thank u, Debbie! Your blog always makes me smile, too. It's full of faith, love and hope. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Sadami, me encanta tu blog, no solo por tus dibujos que son magníficos, sino por tu entusiasmo y alegría. Es un placer leerlo.

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    1. Oh, dulce Tina, muchas gracias! Entusiasmo y alegría son los únicos activos que tengo! Tu trabajo en la última publicación del blog fue encantador. Vamos a divertirnos juntos, Tina. Amor, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Tina, thank you very much! Enthusiasm and joy are the only assets I have! Your work in the last blog post was lovely. Let's have fun together, Tina. Love, Sadami

      >>>>>>>>>Tina said...
      Sadami, I love your blog, not only for your drawings that are magnificent, but for your enthusiasm and joy. It is a pleasure to read it.

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  8. These are super and invaluable studies Sadami ... following in the footsteps of the great masters . Have you read the anyalysis on the composition of Rembrandt in the complete book of watercolour Janine Galizia ?

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    1. No, I do not know the analysis. I will check it. Thank you very much for the useful information. Keep up your wonderful work, Jane! Cheers, Sadami

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