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February 12, 2020

On the 7th of February I had opened a small exhibition in a nice place in the center of Riga – Zvaigzne Café (Kr.Valdemara str., 6) the 2nd time.

 

It was a set of four paintings with Dutch cities landscapes in infrared spectrum.

 

The Netherlands occupies a leading position in the world in many economic fields.

For example, the Netherlands ranks second in the world in food exports, second only to the United States, and first in the European Union.

Many famous artists lived and worked in the Netherlands. In the 16th century, Jerome Bosch created his works. In the XVII century there lived such masters as Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Vermeer and many others. In the XIX and XX centuries, Vincent van Gogh and Pete Mondrian were famous. There are also many famous filmmakers, philosophers, and athletes.

 

The Netherlands, in addition to its other advantages, is also a country with magnificent architecture: as well-preserved ancient buildings, as well as unique modern architecture.

Dutch architecture has had a significant impact on the development of world architecture. In the XVI century, it was very different from all the famous styles in Europe of those times.

This series of paintings presents landscapes of cities that are close to me for various reasons.

All the pictures I also tried to portray with a pronounced perspective. All plots are chosen in such a way as to maximize show not just the urban landscape, but one could recognize geometric shapes.

 

1. Rotterdam

 

The picture shows Rotterdam and its central railway station. This is a separate grandiose architectural structure, officially opened in March 2014 by King William-Alexander. It replaced the completely demolished previous station.

The station is made of glass and wood, and the roof is completely lined with stainless steel.

The entire roof of the station is covered with solar panels and this is one of the largest solar roof projects in Europe.

 

 

2. Utrecht, Vleuten station

 

Utrecht is located in the central part of the Netherlands and was first mentioned in the 1st century AD. 6 km from Utrecht is one of the important stations in the suburbs - Vleuten. Vleuten has historically been a very significant part of Utrecht and was first mentioned in 1164. It is an overhead train station in Vleuten.

 

 

 

3. The Hague

 

The city, located on the seafront, and the residence of the Dutch government and parliament. It is the third largest city in The Netherlands.

The picture shows a beach with a very recognisable structure that goes into the sea. Along the entire beach there is a promenade with many cafes and shops ¬¬. There are also museums. It is a very pleasant place for walking. Being in this place, I feel, on the one hand, in the thick of the city, and on the other hand, in a place where you can be alone with the sea and yourself.

 

 4. Delft

 

There are many channels in this city and you constantly have to cross them.

In the world, and perhaps to you, this city is known primarily for the production of porcelain, which Peter the Great once also brought to Russia and there it became known as Gzhel.

But I showed this city not through Delft china, but through an old street with cheese shops - one of the main symbols of The Netherlands.

 

 

This exhibition you can discover till the end of February 2020 at Zvaigzne Café (Kr.Valdemara 6, Riga, Latvia). 

 

Every month the cafe changes exposition, so you can discover new artists when visiting this venue often. I definitely recommend it for a visit during your walk in the center of Riga.

 

 

 

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