Tuesday, October 27, 2015

clean lines and bright washes

I was really taken by the roughness and simplicity of these botanical sketches by Theodoor Willem Niewenhuis — they are so fresh with such clean lines and bright washes; something you would see out of a sketchbook today, though they were painted around 1895.

And then there were these beauties by Richard Roland Holst and Theo van Hoytema from around 1892 and 1900:

It makes me want to take a walk down to Rabat's botanical gardens with a sketchbook...


Maria Teresa said...

Tão bonitas e quanta suavidade!

szaza said...

Sim! Eu gosto muito destes desenhos. Eles são tão leves— light?