|2012 — 2018||Ateliér malířství IV, Škola Martina Mainera|
A painted study of the natural state of the Jeseník Mountains, with a special emphasis on the geological structure and visual mapping of natural forests. Mountains (and nature in general) are seen as a physical/spiritual/mental being, as an organ of the living body of the Earth, as undefined, progressively kneaded by time and forces beyond the human imagination. My starting point both for painting and for my train of thought is found in the romantic science and realistic painting of the 19th century, specifically in the natural-aesthetic approach of John Ruskin. The painted depiction of the textures of rocks and mountain faces represented an attempt at becoming aware of their construction and their relationship to the structure of even greater wholes. Painting here serves as a tool for the visual study of nature, as an instrument for understanding ourselves as belonging to the Earth.
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