Thursday, 12 August 2010

Aqua Terra Zoo | Haus des Meeres

This building used to be a Flak Tower in WW2. Then it was turned into an Aqua Terra Zoo and remains a weird building still. Throughout the years I have painted it frequently. It is located on my road to downtown Vienna, which I pass quite often.

The painting took me several sittings where I returned to the spot. It felt quite comfortable not being in a hurry when painting outdoors.

Dieses Gebäude ist ein ehemaliger Flakturm aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Danach wurde es in das Haus der Meeres umgewandelt. Jedoch ist und bleibt es ein eigenartiger Baukörper. In den letzten Jahren habe ich es immer wieder gemalt und es liegt an der Strasse, die ich auf dem Weg in die Stadt oft befahre.

Für dieses Gemälde habe ich mehrere Sitzungen gebraucht, zu denen ich immer wieder an den Ort zurückkehrte. Es war mal ganz angenehm, während des Malens. nicht gehetzt zu sein.

Aqua Terra Zoo | Haus des Meeres, 50 x 40 cm, Oil on Canvaspanel

Streetview | Strassenansicht


Erik said...

I love the reflected light in the shadows. Beautiful painting.
Did you have a lot of onlookers?

Anonymous said...

beautiful composition and love the soft colours Stefan. I can see why you are attracted to paint it.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Eric,
there were people passing by because it is a mayor street here in Vienna. They come up to me and chat. Actually I like getting an immediate response. Thanks!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Thanks, Rahina. I have painted this building a couple of times throughout the years. It is kind of fascinating.
Thanks you for your comment!

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