(post by Tho.Terez)
(an Australian painter, 1952 -> present)
Today I want to write only a short post, yet - with a lot of pleasure. Joseph Zbukvic is probably my all-time most favourite painter, since my eye fist saw his work. Although I made a post about one of his painting in the beginning of this blog, I would like to share another one here now.
It is one of his most recent works, Vienna
Joseph Zbukvic: Vienna
(unfortunatelly, as it is a very recent one, I couln´t find it online in a better resolution)
- What I most appreciate on all Zbukvic paintings is –just the right amount of details-. For my personal perception it is always –spot on-.This painting is a vivid example. I don´t feel over-saturated nor deprived from anything, the balance sets quietly in the whole scenario.
- Although this painting is practically black&white, I don´t “miss” the colours at all. It works perfectly this way.
- The legs of the horses, the carriage. How could this be done so well? I would get lost so easily in all those lines and angles and at the same time I am sure he did it effortlessly and intuitively. The carriage is almost invisible, but very realistic.
- My last though considers the whole process. Imagine, this moment must have been one of those “fleeting kinds”, as I know he is always painting in the real place, he had to recall it from the sight-memory. I know it´s probably not anything rare amongst professional painters, however, from my personal point of view, it is another thing to admire greatly.