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Allow Encounters – Austrian Painter Ludwig Drahosch

Allow Encounters – Austrian Painter Ludwig Drahosch

When he was nine years old, Ludwig Drahosch created 200 anatomic drawings kicking off his career as painter. With 14 he would spend long hours in the Vienna Kunsthistorische Museum copying old masters like Rubens, Rembrandt and Goya. At the age of 20 he had found his own style. He studied with Brauer and Hundertwasser and added philosophy to his autodidact portfolio.

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Wanderlust – Lines and Forms by Gert de Buck

Wanderlust – Lines and Forms by Gert de Buck

My name is Gert De Buck, living in Belgium, close to Leuven, but often travelling around for professional reasons. To me, moving around is synonym to the Wanderlust as described by the German Romantic writer Ludwig Tieck in his novel Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen. It’s about going slow. Look around and see the beauty that surrounds us.

As the great photographer Henri Cartier Bresson declared his Leica as his sketchbook, today a smartphone can already help us capturing those little beauties we experience while looking around.
I find beauty in compositions built up with lines and forms. For my pictures I look for lines, diagonals that give an impression of depth and at the same time bring a certain balance into the compostion. It is in fact the same kind of composition that baroque painters already used to build up their dramatic scenes, but brought back to everyday life that surrounds us. Often the balance is found by looking at the structure from another angle or by using reflection coming from water, mirrors etc.
I prefer to use black and white pictures as there is no color to distract you from the composition of lines and depth.
It’s actually nothing more than going back to basics, stand still, look and experience. At the same time those are some of the main challenges in 21st century life…