Tuesday, 19 January 2016

And yet it moves

Eppur si muove is the title of the exhibition held at the Mudam when we went there for our monthly sketchcrawl.

The exhibition focuses on the links between the fields of the visual arts and technology, as well as the influence that the history of the sciences and technology has exercised on contemporary arts.

It was the ideal place to take refuge on a chilly Sunday afternoon.

I was immediately attracted to an installation with a vespa, showing its different parts and how they fit together. Like an autopsy of sorts. There was something kind of poetic in the way all the parts were hanging from the ceiling.

Unfortunately I forgot to check what the name of this piece was, but here is my attempt at capturing it.

Imagine all the pieces floating in the room
One of the stars of the exhibition seemed to be Jean Tinguely's installation called Fatamorgana Méta-Harmonie IV. A button on the floor activated the machine, which then started making various noises.

Each part had a different colour, though

It was a very popular attraction, with many people waiting to see what the machine would do next.

I was surprised at the number of visitors in the museum, to be honest. Excellent occasion to quickly capture people on paper.

A guided tour was taking place. Unfortunately I was too far to hear what was being said

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

eppur si muove

For the january sketchcrawl we met at the Luxemburg modern art museum (MUDAM). The ongoing exhibition was 'EPPUR SI MUOVE'. Galileo Galilei's famous words reflect well the spirit of this exhibition, which highlights the importance of the relationship between discoveries, innovations and creativity.
Wow, I was overwhelmed by the challenge of sketching  all the machinery and the technical aspects, and - lazy sketcher that I am - I decided to concentrate on colours and atmosphere rather than the actual elements, components, wheels, threads, etc.

My fellow sketchers were much more diligent, as one can see in this photo with a wonderful, colourful but very complicated installation of Jean Tinguely (Fatamorgana, Méta-Harmonie IV)

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Sketching during a rehearsal session of my brother's cover band

My brother Matt asked me to come and sketch the members of the band during a rehearsal session.
Interesting and difficult at the time... Alex, the guitar player, and Matt, on the drums, are moving all the time. Jacques, at the bass, and Jérôme, the singer, are more static than on stage. I prefer the slow pieces and breaks to do my job!



Monday, 4 January 2016

January Sketchcrawl

Hello dear sketchers,

First of all: Happy new Year 2016, full of joy, happiness and lots of sketches!

For the first sketchcrawl of the year, let's meet at the entrance of the Mudam (Kirchberg) at 14:00 this Sunday 10 January 2016.

See you on Sunday!