Drawing No. 97 Vagrant by Goya o.i.ink on aquarelle paper 30 x 48 cm 2014


Drawing No. 97 Vagrant by Goya o.i.ink on quarrel paper 30 x 48 cm 2014

(©)Riedstra, the Netherlands, 2013

Art reflects its time, a primary source of information.

These drawings and works are multi layered and study’s based on Renaissance paintings 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. Wars going on, religious uproar, sexual conflicts, economically uncertain times. But at the same an opening up of fantastic innovative possibilities then and now.

With these study’s I want to connect 16th century art with Contemporary art.

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

Website view all the works at : http://www.riedstra.eu
Background information on this project: https://everydayadrawing.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/background-inf/