Monday, August 4, 2008

Artistry...a hereditary talent









I'm sure we've all noticed over the years that we share certain traits with our parents. The good (I can draw like mom!) and the bad (my knees are knobby and I have a temper...just like DAD!). I have recently been the lucky recipient of a pile of artwork from my great grandfather on my mother's father's side, as well as some artwork from my mother's Aunt. The journey of discovering who they were thru their art has been amazing.

The most startling revelations have come from the similarities between my artwork and their artwork - never, ever crossing paths, but yet somehow we are connected.

A sample comparisson-

A drawing of a knight on a horse, one drawn by me a few years ago (drawing from a statue) and one drawn by my great grandfather over 50 years ago in Warsaw, Poland. I had no idea that this drawing of my great grandfather's existed.

4 comments:

Half an Acre said...

i've come to visit your blog! those drawings are beautiful! a line of talent in your family....

twinklestarart said...

I just heard you twittering about your grandfather's art. This is such a fascinating story, how excited you must be to receive your grandfather's artwork. Can see where your talent is from :)

Anonymous said...

I love Your art work, its really inspires me! At first sight I knew that Yours grandfathers drawing was from Poland. This rider is called Husar, and he was really special in polish ride. They were the best. By the way-I'm from Poland too :)

Anonymous said...

I love Your art work, its really inspires me! At first sight I knew that Yours grandfathers drawing was from Poland. This rider is cold Husar, and he was really special in polish ride. They were the best. By the way-I'm from Poland too :)