20 October 2007

The Ornamentalist

Unteres Belvedere: Goldenes Zimmer.  Designed circa 1720 by architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt for Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736)  decorative artist: unknown
One of the reasons I travel is to be inspired by the work of others, and be reminded of what I can do, what I want to do, rather than just what I have to do; it renews my interest in my chosen career.
I am also making a photographic "ornament bank" for reference, both for myself and for the decorative painting world in general- it will wind up either as an on-line digital source or possibly a book.

At any rate, I need to see places like this once in a while and ask- why does no one ask me to make a room like this? because I can do it, just so you know. And what's more, I want to, and I know why it matters.

Vienna, 2007

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