Told you, that I'm going to a class about "water".
Today (and for the next lessons) was our subject "watercolours".
The modern way to use watercolour not only for making sketches but
as a "stand-alone" technique started at the end of the 18./ begin of
the 19.century in England. Before that time only Albrecht Duerer
used watercolours that way.
In Germany were the artists from "Die Bruecke" and
"Der Blaue Reiter" cutting-edge for this movement.
It was a possibility to paint spontaneous and gives the contemplator
the chance to complete what he watches in his mind.
Space is generated by the colour and not by a drawing.
Well, this is a little bit art-history for you (things, you perhaps already
know). Just wanted to tell you some of the facts. But more than this
I think it's fascinating to see the examples of watercolour paintings
from Paul Klee and August Macke, like we did this morning.
Just the simple and evident thing for example of the flowing
watercolour. The difference of a dry pencil or the wet in wet technique.
Very, very interesting and inspiring.