Thursday, November 07, 2013

Fabriano workshop 2013

It was concluded with great success the workshop "Texture in Watercolour" that the Scottish artist, Angus McEwan held at the Museum of Paper and Watermark last weekend with the participation of artists coming not only from the Marche, Lazio from, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Veneto. McEwan, member of the Royal Watercolour Society and Scottish Watercolour Society and winner of the last edition of the International Biennial Fabriano Watercolour 2012 with the opera "Taking the strain II", is spending an artist residency in Fabriano in preparation for the staff that will be hosted in the next edition of the award scheduled for next year, from 14 June to 31 August.

The artist, a native of Dundee in Scotland and art teacher, is highly rated internationally for the sophistication with which he created works of extraordinary detail, as to make the objects painted very real, almost touching as in the case of the works in the exhibition itinerant "The Art of Real" which has already hit the United States, China and England.

The artist

"I'm really happy to be here in Fabriano - began speaking to the participants of the course - because this city and its figures are a myth for each painter. When a couple of weeks ago I received the package at home with handmade paper, as the prize of the competition won in 2012, I felt very fortunate in his hands something so precious to paint. I posted my joy on FaceBook and in a moment so many fellow artists have asked me to share with them my thoughts on these snow-white sheets and news on how to do to get them too. Coming in Fabriano I saw the paper masters at work and I understood why these sheets are so famous among those who, like me, with the paper compares each moment, stroke after stroke. But it was not the only pleasant discovery that I did: I was struck by the beauty of this city, although the weather was more Scottish than we expect coming in Italy.

Beautiful museums and beautiful squares and streets, brick and stone walls, the doors ... there are many ideas that port like me in Scotland with which account to create watercolors to be exhibited here in Fabriano next year, in tribute to the city and the museum who welcomed me so warmly.
" "Angus McEwan - said the Councillor for Tourism Giovanni Balducci - adds to the growing list of international artists who, thanks to the International Prize Fabriano Watercolour, have started a stable relationship with the city of Fabriano and the Museum of Paper and Watermark, helping to increase the visibility in the international arena, exactly in line with the idea of Creative City and with the objective to access the homonymous network of UNESCO. "

Courtesy of Giorgio Pellegrini

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