City on limestone river Painting by Bogdan Zareba

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Painting: Acrylic, Digital on Canvas.

Cityscape of Delft by Vermeer that I’ve got in my memory is perfection, impossible to achieve.
Everybody composes its own image of his city from his memory, from his childhood.
There is no limit in the combinations, really thousands.
In the beginning I’ve chosen a city on a river, with a castle, trees, blue river full of reflexions.
I’ve decided to transform it into more abstract image, as it multiplies the possibilities by thousands.
I’ve added several layers of white limestone mixed with black soils, black trees, blue-green banks etc.
you have got many possibilities. I wanted to create a calm meditation about colour.
I wanted it to be as minimalist as possible, but not monochrome.
The aim was to create black abstraction which is more interesting then real initial image is.
It’s possible to create “easily” thousands of abstraction as on each stage you’ve got several choices.
For me most important is that the final abstraction keeps the link with the initial image in
a hidden manner. You can recognize something without knowing what.
I wish that painter use more often limestone white color, as Cezanne did, there are still many
possibility to explore.



City on limestone river

Bogdan Zareba



Size: 35 W x 16.5 H x 2 in

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