Thursday, October 10, 2013

Art that inspires me.

Hallo meine Lieben,

hope your Thursday isn't cold and rainy like mine. My nose is running for days which is kind of annoying but I never get a real cold. So fingers crossed...
Time for another Random Thursday post.





I don't even know where to start. There are so many things that inspire me. Nature, people, animals, books, movies, paintings, statues, furniture, buildings, photography, music, fashion.....you just need to look closely and then you can get inspired by almost anything. At least that's how I feel about it. 
So yeah, I try to see the beauty and inspiration in everything (well, almost everything) but there is one artist who kind of started my interest in art.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

I guess that was pretty much the first art that inspired me to do my own "art". I don't know if you can call the paintings and drawings of a six year old art but my parents clearly liked it. I always wanted to live in the "Hundertwasserhaus" in Vienna and I spent hours and hours of my childhood creating and drawing my own Hundertwasserhaus. I still have a folder with at least 100 of drawings of my own dream house. 




Where do you get your inspiration from? Do you have a favorite artist? What kind of art do you have in your house/apartment?

PS: You can find some fantastic art on my friend Lissa's blog. She definitely is an inspiration!

26 comments:

  1. Seeing the beauty and inspiration in everything is the key to a beautiful life isn't it Katrin?

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    1. It really is, Keith!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  2. I first read about the Hundertwasserhaus when I was studying German and I also found it really appealing. One of my favourite artists is Klimt, I really like his delicate portraits and use of colour, especially the deep purple and gold hues.
    When I was at high school I really liked designing clothes and I still have some folders with nearly 500 drawings at my parents. When I take a look at them now I feelthey're just copies of everything on the magazines back then but I'm still amazed at how much work I put on them and wish I could concentrate (and draw) now the way I did before!

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    1. That sounds so fascinating about the clothes you designed! I am so impressed that you did something like that! I tried but failed. Haha. That's so cool that you still have all the drawings at your parents. I am sure they all look fabulous!
      We really need more time to concentrate on the creative things we love!

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  3. Ugh, I've got the rainy/sniffles thing going on here too. Where is the warm sunny October full of pumpkins and leaves underfoot that I see in all those Hallmark ads?! LOL.

    Love your inspiration pics! And I agree seeing the beauty in everything makes life so much better.

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    1. I hope you are doing better, Martha! Don't get sick! I really just want some beautiful sunny fall days!
      Have a great weekend!

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  4. Well probably you can guess but my favorite artisit is Vincent van Gogh. I am also insired by Japanese design, Jean Paul Gaultier, minimalist art, and Swedish fashion!

    In my apartment I have Jeune homme nu assis au bord de la mer, figure d'etude by Hippolyte Flandrin and Matinee de September by Paul Emile Chabas.

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    1. I love van Gogh too! His work is so fascinating! I definitely want to go back to the museum soon!
      Love the art in your apartment! Great taste!

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  5. Wow, what fascinating pieces of artwork!

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  6. I want to move to the neighbourhood depicted in that first painting - so evocative!

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    1. I definitely want to move there too! Love it there so much. Or I would like to build a house like that one. Somewhere in the Irish nowhere. :)

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  7. I love that first one! I don't think I have any specific favorites.. just things I know that I like when I see them. I like some impressionist, things are minimalist, anything very intense.

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    1. Glad you like the house! I would love to live there! I have never seen it in reality but it must be so impressive!

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  8. really I have no idea what the names of the artists were, I just like how certain pieces look. but now I know certain artist work well namely vangogh, georiga o'keeffee, anything before digital came alone.

    thanks for the mention and have a sweet day.

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    1. I love van Gogh's work. I have been to the museum in Amsterdam two years ago and I spent hours there. So fascinating!

      Have a great weekend!

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  9. How the heck did I miss that when I was in Vienna?? Deserves a trip back!

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    1. Yeah, definitely! I haven't been there either but I am dying to see it in reality!

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  10. I love to collect paintings from places we have visited so that seeing them on the walls is a constant memory of our various trips. We also have a local artist who I love and I buy a lot of his paintings too. I'm running out of wall space .......!!

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    1. Sounds like you have a pretty impressive collection at your home! I love that you collect paintings from all the places you have visited! I should really start doing the same!

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  11. I love that first artwork especially! Very cool! I wish I had that kind of talent. I love all types of art, but in my home, I prefer to decorate with pieces with softer lines and colors. More peaceful, I suppose!

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    1. I love the Hundertwasserhaus. I would move in immediately if I could! Or build the same house somewhere in the Irish nowhere! That would be fantastic! :)

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  12. I love both pieces. When it comes to painters, I suck at remembering names. I guess one classic I've always liked is Edward Hopper, so typically American, hehe. I love how he's always an observer in his paintings.

    I also like the collages that a blogger called Pam Garrison does.

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    1. I need to check out these collages. I love to make them myself so I am sure they will be inspiring! Thanks for the tip, Miki!
      Hope you are having a great weekend! Hugs!

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  13. How funny, I was just there - I didn't post it on my blog, but I remembered that colorful building, but it was so touristy ;(

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    1. So cool that you were just there! I love that building so much but I can imagine that it's always full of tourists!

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