In this Blog Inspiring People and Places, and My Art Creations Too… I will be telling you the details of an amazing Artist, Wiltshire, who has been Travelling and Creating Art, in New York and many other Countries, most of his Life. We then decide if Art has Value to the Individual, if So? Why and How?. I have chosen Two Countries, with different Architecture and Histories to tell you about. To be Honest these are my favourite places I would Like to visit, and of course New York. I think Paris and these Three countries are the Places I would Love to live in, if it was possible for me. I have made, Four Paintings to share, in this blog, which relate to this explanation. I think you will enjoy this Blog.
The Big Apple, New York, CITY, on The Artist-Wiltshire–Wiltshire shows the Journey of his work, as a Timeline for His Life. “As I developed as a person, my Artwork Developed with Me. As I got older, wiser and more mature, so has my work. I think that my Artwork, has progressed well, over time, through my Experiences. My Art is My Life History” When in 1988, Wiltshire travelled to New York, CITY, he then made New York his Second home. New York to Him, was Noisy, energetic, Bright lights, and so much more. He was deeply Captivated, by the Atmosphere and the Beautiful Skyscrapers, and the Architecture.
Inspiring People and Places–Wiltshire’s first trip, to New York, gave him, the Love to Travel. This Interest and passion for drawing, Urban Landscapes, then began. He gathers in his Mind, Detail and Perspective, Well. With these References in his Brain, he makes a Pencil sketch of the area. Then takes a Staedtler pen, his tool of choice and then adds the other details.
In some Cities, at special drawing events, he can be observed at Art Creating. Wiltshire’s best part of the Art Work, is the Finish of the Painting. He draws every day, a Specific piece, or just for his Own pleasure. He say’s you Must do the Best You Can, for Your Pleasure, and Never Stop doing. Concluding You, As the Artist, Must Hold Yourself, Accountable.
Yes, Wiltshire is Autistic, and it was his drawing that, helped him connect greatly, with people. Art is a Language we can all understand, makes No difference, which country we come from. He continues to Travel greatly, and keeps on drawing.
I hope you see how Art can, connect and make a difference in the Lives of Artists, and People at their, particular Place in time and in their, Health. Art makes people, Happy, Productive and Motivates People in all Areas of their Lives, and in their Life’s Progress. ? What is Greater?, than Art???… Go On, You Give, Art A Go, You will be Delighted Beyond Belief. ( Above information, taken from The Artist’s Network, on 01.3.2020. )
Holland, Kingdom of the Netherlands–Netherlands or Holland is located in, North-Western Europe. Holland, means a low-lying country, and wooded Land. This original name was given to the Medieval origins, which became the Modern Netherlands State Capital, which uses Two, of Twelve provinces. Which are named (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland). It was a parliamentary democracy, ruled with a Constitutional Monarch. This Kingdom, includes the former colonies, of the lesser Antilles. The Capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, which houses the Government, called the Hague. The Netherlands, is a very flat land, it has large areas of Lakes, rivers, and canals. (6,500 square kilometers), of the Netherlands, is made of reclaimed land. From the Medieval period, made possible through a process of careful water management. Along the Coastlines, land was reclaimed from the Sea, and Inland, from lakes and mashes, drained, along the River, sides. All this newer land, into polders, mostly surrounded by dikes. Originally Manpower and Horse power were used to drain this land. Later these were replaced with Windmills. The Mill Network, at Kinderdijk-Elshout, is A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Netherlands biggest water-control systems, were built in the later part of the 19th Century, and Early 20th Century, when the Steam pumps, and, then later transitioned to the Electric Diesel Pumps.
Punda and Otrobanda, Artilles, Netherlands. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2017.
The above Painting was Created in 2017, for an Art Meet, the topic was a Country you would like to visit?. I Chose the Netherlands, because I had visited Holland in 1995, and I thought I would like to visit The Netherlands again, and to be able to live there would be amazing to. The painting was made as a Collage, of cut out from a magazine, and coloured Acid free Coloured card stock, cut out shapes. Then I searched free photos, and the Antilles Government Quarter, in the Netherlands Appealed to me, because it had the colourful Buildings. My Art creating is about, Using Colours, and different Media. I heard one comment, by the person who put the paintings up say, to an artist, Very colourful, unusual, where is this? he looked behind the painting, and could not pronounce the Punda and Otrobanda. He laughed so much. I thought HA HA…
The Netherland People–After World War II, 500,000 persons left the country, Emigrating. Today the Netherlands, is one of the Greatest populated countries, which has a high Percentage of people over the age of 65 years. Amsterdam has one of the liveliest International Youth Cultures. The Dutch tradition of Social Tolerance, is Alive, Prostitution, ‘soft-drugs’, (Marijuana and Hashish) use, and Euthanasia are all Legal. Although it is all Well Regulated, and was on of the first Countries to Legalise Same- Sex-Marriage. The above Relative Independence, (Outlook), happened as Early as the 16th- 17th Centuries, when the Dutch as a Nation, rejected Monarchical Rule, and took the enlightened view to accept other Cultures. Especially when Cultures, bought, Great Wealth and Capital to the Country’s Trade Centres. Holding one of the Most Advanced Economies in the World, which was A Very Small sized Country, at the time.
People–Ethnic Groups-History–History say’s that the Dutch are a Combination of Cultures, Frisians, Saxons, and Franks. Research shows that in fact, the true inhabitants were a mix of pre-Germanic and Germanic population Groups, which emerged in the 7-8th Century, based on a particular Ethnic and cultural Unification, that were identified, then as Frisians, Saxons, and Franks.
Dutch Language–The Language is Dutch, referred as Netherlandic, which is a Germanic Language, which is also spoken in Northern Belgium (called Flemish). The Afrikaans, an official language of South Africa, is a variant, spoken by 17th Century emigrants from the Holland and Zealand regions. The Northern Inhabitants, (Friesland), also speak their own language (Frisian), which is vey close to English, than to Dutch or German. In the major cities, Younger People are fluent in several languages.
Netherlands, Paintings and Sculpture–Dutch painting and crafts are known worldwide. The Dutch Painters, are the greatest in the world. The Dutch Government subsidizes the Arts, and directs the Artistic control over the Cultural Enterprise. The Dutch freedom of expression, has played a role in the Greatness of the Dutch Culture, throughout their History. The symbols of Dutchness, are Wooden shoes, Lace caps, Tulips, and the Windmills, are the greatest known by the World. (Information, in Encyclopedia Britannica.)
Tulip Field, (Holland), Netherlands. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2020.
The above painting is from a free photo stock. photo, which I Specifically searched for Windmills and Tulip Fields. This Painting is a Mixed Media Collage, made in Coloured Acid free Markers, and Hard Pastels. On Top of Acid free Coloured Card stock, shapes. I have always loved the Tulips and Windmills. When I actually saw the Windmills in the country side, in the Netherlands, I was surprised to see, how big they were. I saw Fields of Tulips, of every colour you could imagine, and that scene has stayed with me forever.
Video’s of the Netherlands–Holland.
- You Tube – Haarlem, Netherlands, Holland, Travel Video
- You Tube – Holland (Europe) Vacation, Travel Video Guide
- You Tube – Holland vs Netherlands
The City of San Francisco–Officially the City and County of San Francisco known as, SF, San Fran, Frisco, OR The City. Is the Cultural, Commercial, and Financial Center of Northern California. It is the 15th Most Popular City in the United States. The Fourth most Popular in California, with 881,549 Residents in 2019.
San Fran, has a land Area of 121.4 square kilometers, mostly at the North End of the San Fran, Peninsula, in the San Francisco, Bay Area. The Most Densely Populated United States, County, Behind four of the New York Boroughs. The 12th Largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, with 4.7million people, the Fourth-largest Economic Output, with A GDP of $549 Billion in 2018. The Seventh-highest-income-county in the U.S.A with per capita personal income of $130.696. Ranked 12th in the world and 2nd in the U.S.A. in Global Financial Countries Index–2019.
San Fran, was founded on 29 June, 1776, when Colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and the Mission San Francisco a few Miles Away. Named in Honour Of St. Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush, of 1849, Brought rapid growth, on the West Coast. In World War II, San Fran, was the major port for embarkation for Service Members. Became the Birth Place of the United Nations in 1945. Then Immigration, Liberating attitudes, with the rise of Hippie Culture and the Sexual Revolution and the Peace Movement, growing, and with the U.S.A involvement, in the Vietnam War.
Place and Peoples–A Popular Tourist Destination, Cool summers, Fog, Steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix, of Architecture Landmarks, the Goldern Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, the Former, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its China Town District.
Goldern Gate Bridge. San Francisco, U.S.A. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2020.
The above painting is of the Goldern Gate Bridge, in San Fran. I have never been to San Fran or seen this Bridge, but its difficult to tell You, I honestly have always thought I have seen this bridge and know this San Fran. Bayside Area Well. Strange but its True. The media, I used in this painting, are Collage, and Acrylic paints and Marker.
San Francisco, Cable Cars. U.S.A. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020.
The above painting is a drawing made from a free photo stock, photo, of the Cable cars in San Fran. I used Crayons and Oil Pastels to make this painting, because I felt this media would give justice to this discourse, of the San Fran. Cityscape in which the Cable cars, travel through, down and up the slopes of the pavement, road.
San Francisco, Cityscape Area–The City, and the surrounding Bay Area, is a global center of the Sciences and Arts, and home to a number of Top, Educational and Cultural Institutions. (Information in, Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia.)
Video’s of San Francisco–
- You Tube – San Francisco, City Guide
- You Tube – San Francisco, City Video
- You Tube – San Francisco: City Tour – California, U.S.A.
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