Thursday, August 2, 2007

David E. Olivera




My best friend David has been working on a series of landscape paintings of the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands. The amount of research and planning that he has done to meticulously recreate this city is truly inspiring. This city was the location of a major battle in WW2 and had the Allies won this battle they would have ended the war sooner and less people would have died. The Allies lost (the war dragged on for another year) and the bridge featured in most of these paintings was destroyed as was much of the city. To look at these paintings is to be transported to another time period...right before the city was blown to smithereens. An admirable undertaking by an amazing painter (and he's only a year older than I am!). I'm only showing here 3 of about 12 pieces he's done so far but I'll be linking him up in the future when his page is up! Go David go!!

5 comments:

hobbitcore said...

holy fuck

i wanna see the whole thing when it's all done...that's amazing

sophan said...

finally i get to see the work of david. i heard alot about him, but never imaged he would be this skilled. the first 2 paintings are jaw dropping!
go david indeed!

Victorytea said...

wowsers.... I can't imagine attempting to do something like this, my head would explode.

verdadverde said...

i think his head is an inverted bomb shelter

hopocalypse now said...

David is so much the bomb