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Kyoto shijô dori

$3,085
Painting
One of a kind work
58 x 45 cm
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Watercolour
Type
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Material
Paper
Dimensions
58 x 45 cm
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This drawing represents the main shopping street of old Kyoto, Shijo Dori Avenue. One can admire on this avenue, arcades in a slightly retro style dating from the 60s in steel painted "English green" color under which the onlookers stroll in front of the many windows. On this painting, based on a photo taken during a trip to Japan in 2019, you can see the crowd of passers-by (one of my favorite themes), mixing tourists, locals and schoolchildren in uniform, as well as a classic Japanese taxi, sober and elegant.

In the foreground, one of those typical Japanese purple-coloured electric poles that turn purple accentuates the perspective of the painting and allows the viewer to contemplate the scene a little out of sight. This high-resolution photo allowed me to make a drawing with many details and by getting very close to the work, one can contemplate the different shots that follow one another and the succession of small characters and stalls. In the background, at the end of the avenue we can see the dense foliage of the gardens of the Yasaka-jinja temple at the foot of a hill dotted with temples, a hill itself located at the foot of a mountain covered with a forest, but that's another story...

The painting is done with Indian ink felt pen and watercolor, the whole post is in acrylic. The painting measures 58cm by 45 on a sheet of 70cm by 50.

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Orlando Manuel

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Paris (75), France

21 works

Orlando Manuel was born in Paris and lives in Barcelona. After studying law and political science and travelling in many countries, he finally decided to turn to writing and drawing. He has always been interested in art and his love for the details of imagery specific to Japanese culture, such as prints, contributed to his decision to take up drawing.

Orlando Manuel began this adventure as a self-taught 11 years ago. Influenced by Japan, where he has stayed many times, and by writing, his drawing can be read as line after line of work, a gentle description of the simplicity and ordinariness of everyday life. Orlando Manuel likes to draw from the photos he takes during his travels. He likes powerful or subtle lines in black ink, enhanced with watercolour to breathe life into his subjects.

He sometimes prefers the calm elegance of black and white and grey tones. But his work is always about details. His medium of choice is the paper he uses most of the time. He has an absolute love for the subtlety of his touch and the incomparable precision it allows. Orlando Manuel draws with black felt pen or Indian ink and for colour he uses the dry watercolour technique.

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