Ticino through my window
Ticino through my window - Impressions of Ticinese landscapes
Ticino, the sunniest and warmest part of Switzerland, is not only known for its strong Italian roots, but also for its romantic lake views, amazing hiking paths, tasteful gastronomy products, and extended artistic history. It is no wonder why personages like Paul Klee, Jawlensky, Werefkin, and many other important artistic figures came to settle on the hill of Monte Verita, Ascona.
Anyone who has visited this region would agree that Ticino is a land of inspiration! Hence this is the land that inspired my collection: "Ticino through my window." Ever seen Ticino through through a set of artistic eyes? I invite you to relax, enjoy, and recognize the landscapes that make Ticino a beautiful place to visit and live in!
Nice walks in Ticino
"Ticino through my window," what is it?
"Ticino through my window," is an ongoing collection of about 23 paintings (so far) depicting only landscapes of Ticino.
The idea of seeing Ticino through a "window" came to me, on a trip I made to Avignon, France, two years ago. I had already taken at least 100 pictures of the walls and floors of the Avignon Papacy, when by some fortune I decided to take a picture of the town through an old window. The distortion of the glass had enhanced the beauty of the town, to my surprise! Then I wondered how my town would look through this glass.
I set off to find a portable piece of that same glass once I got home. I found it in Tegna, Ticino. I set straight away to spending many hours hiking or travelling to many of my favorite spots in the Sottoceneri, and Sopraceneri. My new companion: the old french glass.
"Ticino through my window" also pays tribute, in my own perspective, to an important symbol in the history of Art in Ascona, the founder of the Contemporary Museum of art: Marianna Werefkin.
A place with historical relevance
How "Ticino through my window" is done!
Most people I come in contact with think that painting is the beginning of a painting, but it is not. In the first video you will discover a brief description of more or less, where I go to get inspired. The second video is a cartoon I made describing how I made Morning coffee. I hope you enjoy them! Carmen.
Where and how I get inspired.
An exaggerated version of how things get done!
The collection: - The paintingsClick thumbnail to view full-size
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Visit me at my studio/gallery!
Come see me create a painting or a sculpture.
Want to become part of my creating process? Want to join me in one of the many hikes I make in order to get inspired? Every week I write on my window which days I'm painting indoors (ie, in my studio) and which days I'm working outdoors. Feel free to drop by at Passaggio San Pietro, 6, Ascona, 6612 if you're interested in joining me in either activity.
Books about Ticino
Learn more about Ticino, Ticino art, hiking trails, you name it. Knowledge is power!
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© 2014 Carmen Perdomo