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.
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.