Should you be interested in participating in this year's Calendar Competition it's high time to do so! We will accept entries with the topic 'Watercolours Abstract' up to and including 30th June, 2011. Artists such as Brigitte Waldschmidt are delighted about the topic: "The watercolour has got far more potential than you may think - if it isn't reduced to just landscape and still life." So, we are waiting for your entries! Enjoy reading this newsletter and become a fan at our Hahnemühle Facebook site for more interesting paper news.
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'Along the River Nile' is the name of Berlin's artist Jens Hübner´s new project. For three months, he cycled across East Africa. In a dozen Hahnemühle Travel Booklets he sketched his adventures so as to then use these sketches as basis for travel watercolours on mould-made Hahnemühle watercolour paper. The small sketch books represented the ideal companion for first studies and important information or thoughts regarding these studies. A quote from one of the booklets: "After a few days I arrived at the 40 kilometre wide and 1,000 metre deep canyon the River Nile has cut into the mountains... As I see it, comparing it with North America's Grand Canyon seems to be appropriate." For more information on the painting and adventure of Jens Hübner please visit his website.
He paints wild spots, squiggles and lines of colour on a big paper web: Gabriele Amadori, professor for stage and light design, paints sounds on a 20-metre Hahnemühle Etching board roll. Amadori is an internationally renowned musician, painter and performance artist. Within the framework of the project 'Sans Papier/Sons Papier', Amadori realised in late May - in the Politecnico di Milano - a concert made of paper. "He takes melodies, gestures and colours from the room onto our real mould-made paper," describes Giuseppe Re, Hahnemühle sales representative for Italy, describes the project. Seven drummers performed the jazz tune 'Concerto di Carta', with singing and dancing as well as the performance 'music painting' by Gabriele Amadori completing the project.
A passepartout makes a picture presentable and archivable. M blend in perfectly with watercolours, graphics or drawings as well as modern fine-art prints, photos and art or photo reproductions. Passepartouts look particularly impressive if their surface is laminated with coloured real mould-made paper. So, the white core of the mountings board is made visible if you opt for a bias cut. I addition, Hahnemühle mounting boards also can be used for other purposes: as medium for pastel paintings, to preserve valuable museum and archive pieces or to archive photos. After all, they meet the highest conservation standards.
"I feel with my eyes, hear with my soul and think with my heart. And I try to reflect this with the paintbrush..." That's Monika Lederbauer's maxim for her artistic activities. Following an accident she was involved in back in 1997, the doctor redefined her goals in life: she began to paint - self-educated at first and later under professional guidance. Then she made study trips to China. Today, Monika Lederbauer's repertoire consists of paintings, drawings, printed graphics and sculptures. Occasionally, she also writes lyrics accompanying her pictures. She likes to work on her series - such as the ‘NeuMONDnachtBriefe' (NewMOONnightLetters) - for several years. Monika Lederbauer makes her works available for charity events and exposes them at international art fairs or on her website.