PASTEL DRAWINGS, mixed media on paper
Have a look at photo gallery: The waters of Venice in the serie the Sounds of Nature.
In 2017 I took part at the Anima-Mundi Art Fesitval by Its Liquid in Venice.
In 2018 my interview was released www.itsliquid.com/interview-ellen-grael.html
During my recently visits to Venice, the floating sea-weeds, the colors of the Lagoon and the many Islands around the city captured my attention and where inspiring for this new series. Its not the ancient city but the influences of nature and the atmosphere of the waters around this city I gave form.
At my first visit to Venice I noticed close tot the central station lines on the wall with marks about the danger of the rising waters through the years and what's going to happen without interference.
These study-trips to Venice weren't visits coming out of the blue. At seventeen I went for the first time for a study-trip to Italy admiring the many Renaissance artists liek Michelangelo, Botticelli etc. and they where later of great influences in my artistic career. Several years ago I studied through art history-books the daily life of the inhabitants during the Settecento. Learning more about the history and the many famous artists like Veronese and Tiepolo.
The circulation of the blue, 100 x 140cm.