A few weeks ago my art teacher told me, that I’m not able to understand the impressionism. Maybe she was right. I made an awful painting of a scenery, it was just one mess of colours. Then I decided to try the expressionism. You know, these people who just painted some squares and circles – and the picture is done.
Well, it’s not as easy as that… There are some pretty cool artists of the last century like Feiniger, Franz Marc… You may know them. I looked at their paintings and thought ‘Let’s try…’
Many people don’t understand the expressionism because it’s an emotion, a feeling, the feeling of painting. The feeling of expressing on a canvas what’s on your mind. That’s quite difficult. I think I can’t understand it either.
I thought it’s just like a painting of a child. To some extend that’s right. Children are great artists because they don’t think about in every detail how to paint. They do it.
My plan was to paint like them. Try to express my feelings in pictures with squares and circles. And I had to learn that many people don’t really like this way of painting. I developed some kind of different style and I don’t know where it is coming from.
So please tell me what do you think of these pieces of art…
(The first one was my art exam. We had to do some studies and then paint a big picture.)