Friday, 12 September 2008

Naive painting

The atmosphere of the square and the church in the centre of Friedrichshafen recalls the naive paintings produced in former Yugoslavia during the 1970ies.

13 comments:

evlahos said...

it's really like a painting. excellent work

Julie said...

It does indeed. So simple that it borders on simplistic. So clean. So tidy. Like a picture out of Vogue Living where I just want to go in and muss up a cushion and put a lone sock on the glass tabletop together with a smear of ice-cream.

I like a place to appear lived in - and mess gives that impression.

Virginia said...

I really like this little church. THe clean white and that nice red roof. The green design on top is interesting. I don't think I have seen that before.

Blognote said...

Thank you all of you!!
The whole of Friedrichshafen looks very tidy and very clean. There are many beautiful villages around the lake and in the countryside with hectares of perfect apple trees, like if they were taken out of children's books. A relaxing atmosphere, but I would very much miss the passionate and sometimes violent colours and imperfect structures around Italy's lakes and in the countryside.

I liked this church as an eye-catcher for its simplicity and essential lines. Also inside, clean, essential, with only a few ornaments, just as a house of pray should probably be, but again: after a while I would also miss the amazing Romanic churches in my area, "loaded" with frescoes, paintings and ornaments in the most vibrant colours. Perhaps it is just a matter of what one is used to.

babooshka said...

I know excatly what you mean about the naive painting, which Ihave only recently coincidently some across.
Mainland Eurpoean architecture really
is so different from the UK.

M. Isabel Guerra said...

How come you can take so stunning photos...?? OMG.

http://limenhita.aminus3.com/

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a modern, simple, design without any flaws that I can see. I like it. It looks more like a commercial art illustration that anything else.

Sharon said...

Great photo....it really does look like a painting. It's almost too perfect to be real.

Blognote said...

Thanks for yor kind comments, M. Isabel!!

Thank you too for your impressions, Abraham!!

Blognote said...

Thank you, Babooshka and Sharon!!

Sherry said...

Has a sense of order about it, I think.
(if I get these letters right, it will be a miracle) lol

lets see.

Tash said...

I came to look at your lovely photo & the caption reminded me of this story: my grandma in Pula, Croatia was a small time buyer/seller of anything & everything throughout her life - she attributes to surviving WWII with 2 small daughters in Serbia to having lots of fabric to sell for food essentials. In the '70s she bought 2 smaller Generalic paintings on glass (of trees with baby blue sky) & later a friend (a bigger wheeler/dealer) took them to a gallery on Lago Maggiore to sell. Unfortunately, the friend & my grandma had a falling out & that was that.

Blognote said...

Thanks, Sherry!!

Thank you for you story, Tash!
Life must have been extremely difficult for so many in that part of Europe during and after the II world war. Many were able to flee to other countries but others were compelled to stay and be subject to daily survival trials.