Greetings from Cape Town! - Hola fellows sketchers! We are Lizette Liebenberg and Peter Sutherland from Cape Town, South Africa. We absolutely adore Barcelona (this is our third tri...
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Next March, 10 I will lead a public sketchwalk in a very interesting area of Naples called Cristallini, a slope below Capodimonte, where houses are partly carved into tuff rocks and there are lots of ancient tuff quarry.
Inspired by some paintings of Thomas Jones - an english artist that lived and worked in this neighborhood of Naples in 1782 - I tried to draw from the same points of view. ln this drawing, I recognized a grotto and part of the tuff wall painted by Jones (below). Some of his subjects are still there, some disappeared. I love his style, it is so anti-picturesque.
Participants will be encouraged to draw fragments of the city, looking for unusual proportion between sky, walls and roofs and to draw fast - "flying sketches" as Thomas Jones called them. Not monuments, just little bits of this chaotic city.
An anti Grand Tour of Naples.
In this slideshow, sketches I made during a first survey.
This sketchwalk is part of a project called NomiCoseCittà - Passeggiare, Guardare e Raccontare (Walk, Observe and Telling) by an association of young neapolitans architects and students. We all do it volunteering and I hope to show you some good results afterwards.