(©)Riedstra, the Netherlands, 2013
Art reflects its time, a primary source of information.
The drawings are study’s based on Renaissance paintings (1500 – 1700) and refer to a historical concept. Somehow they reflect an atmosphere of apocalypse.
Whether religious, sexual or political, they are part of the timeframe then and the timeframe now.
With these study’s I want to connect 16th century art with Contemporary art.
Therefore I pay hommage to contemporary artists as well, those artists who reflect on the timeframe now, with a creative conscience that encompasses world-changing somehow similar to the Renaissance period.
Riedstra has studied applied arts in Tel Aviv and The Hague, as well as M.A. Scenography at St Martins London, and completed her masters in Seville, Spain. She lives in the Netherlands
Background information on this project: https://everydayadrawing.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/background-inf/