Thursday, 6 October 2016

From the middle ages to modern times

Hi everybody!

We are still enjoying sunny days here, although it is much
cooler and really feels like Autumn.

For Art Journal Journey, Indian Summer, and for Paint Party Friday,
hosted by Eva and Kristin, I have a mixed media-hybrid piece. The background was painted, stamped  and sprinkled with brushos. The head was cut from water-coloured, brusho-ed and dripped paper. I put them together digitally, adding some more digital elements and photos. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More drips and splatters.




The photos are from my recent trip to Neuss. This is the 'Obertor', the second of the  town gates from the middle ages. On the right hand side there is a bridge across the road, connecting the tower with the Clemens-Sels-Museum on the other side.








Inside the museum there are collections from the stone age, the middle ages, the Romans, and a good selection of modern art, among other things - here I am showing just a few of my faves:






From the second floor of the museum you can cross to the tower, using the bridge. I took the photo from there, through the window, hence the reflections:


Then you go up and up the spiral staircase:



There is a great view of the old water tower:


And you can look down onto the tram lines of the modern town - it was fun to be standing in the middle ages and looking out:



There are still more photos, but I will keep them for another time.
Have  great day, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

43 comments:

  1. Wow, Deine Journalseite ist brilliant geworden. Deine Fotos - wie immer - sehr genial schön.

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  2. Another wonderful journal page and fantastic photos. We will be by friends tomorrow and Saturday, so don't worry if you don't hear from me, I don't know if I can get on the net. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Valerie x I just love your digital collage project and the mix of the most stunning colours. Your photographs are beautiful too......sounds like a great day out xx
    Thank you too for visiting my blog.....always lovely to have you pop in xx

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  4. Wow! What a treat of a post - your hybrid piece is amazing! I love seeing those photos too! As usual I am dashing about like a mad woman! Hugs, Chrisx

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  5. Wonderful creation and post along with the photos. I also love your new blog look, very autumn like and it is approaching summer here..xxx
     {aNNie}

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  6. Good morning 'lovely Valerie' :) Wonderful artwork today, love the background and imagery - always love the pieces you create using your head (ha ha you known what I mean).
    I always think about hedgehogs at autumn collecting leaves to make their hideaways ready for winter.
    Thanks for sharing your fab selection of photos, particularly enjoyed seeing the art but loved the building too.
    Gill xx

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  7. Wow I always love to see one of your heads on the page,it looks fantastic with the tree and the words you added. Its a great hybrid creation. Wonderful photo, everywhere always seems to look so fresh and clean. The museum photos are super, but I don't think I would be good on that spiral staircase.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Fabulous photos and art Valerie, I particularly like the painting of the family and I love your autumnal header! Weather here still lovely and sunny but with a nip in the air! Hope you are keeping well. Hugs xx

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  9. Fantastic page today Valerie with so much colour and detail.

    Amazing photographs as always-with great ones of the paintings.

    Hope your day is going well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Eine fantastische Journalseite für das von Dir gewählte Herbst-Thema und brilliante Fotos von Deinem tollen Ausflug! Danke für's Teilhaben lassen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Happy MOO MANIA & MORE, ART JOURNAL JOURNEY and Paint Party Friday!

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  11. Beautiful Indian summer piece for PPF! Enjoyed your wonderful tour today, that is a fairy tale tower.

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  12. This looks like a lovely place to visit. Did you go up those stairs?
    Your piece is perfect for autumn. I love the animals and the way the human mind is soaking up the season:)

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    1. Of course I did - climbing up the stairs in that old tower was the best part of the whole visit!

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  13. Fabulous page again and great photos!

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  14. There's something about spiral-staircases ... and the Roman Lion 'floats my boat'

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  15. What a fantastic mixed media hybrid piece, I love all the images you have collaged together - amazing! The staircase looks quite a hike to the top and I love the photo you have taken with the sunlight streaming through the window :-). The modern art in the museum looks wonderful too! Have a great week! J :-)

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  16. Goodness, Valerie. You covered all the bases today with MM&M and AJJ, as well as Paint Party, something I've never joined in on. I like how you are pondering the time between summer and the brutal cold.

    The photos today are stunning. SO enjoying this wonderful trip with you. I enjoyed the tower and the art museum. Just wonderful.

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  17. These are astonishing photographs, so clear and with enough architectural design to give inspiration for many art pieces.
    Your AJJ piece is superb and I especially like the big duck watching over all.

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  18. Sehr schöne Collage zum Herbstthema mit dem tollen Kopf dazu und den schönen Vögeln.
    Die Fotostrecke von Neuss ist auch wieder gelungen, diese alten Gemäuer haben schon ihren Reiz.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  19. What lovely art, seeing autumn through your art is wonderful, I love the colors and elements you've chosen. Your photos are amazing too, what an incredible place...

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  20. I love when you make pieces using your heads, and the bare tree looks really cool added to this one. It made me think of the spinal cord and vessels in your brain. And I think you saw some wonderful things on your trip to Neuss. I like that carved animal statue and there is some wonderful art in that museum. What a great town Neuss is. Hugs-Erika

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  21. I love when you make pieces using your heads, and the bare tree looks really cool added to this one. It made me think of the spinal cord and vessels in your brain. And I think you saw some wonderful things on your trip to Neuss. I like that carved animal statue and there is some wonderful art in that museum. What a great town Neuss is. Hugs-Erika

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  22. Nice travel journal. Love old castles. Fall collage is colorful and interesting with all its parts.

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  23. such rich beautiful colorful art you've made! always inspiring, as are your photos. xo

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  24. Wonderful variety of photos and artwork...love the placement of the dear crow. Beautiful work! Love the new banner and blog background too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. Ich liebe diese warmen Herbstfarben - und du hast eine so wunderschöne Collage daraus gemacht!
    Der Besuch in diesem Museum muss auch sehr interessant gewesen sein, und vor allem das Besteigen dieser Stufen!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

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    1. Ja, die Stufen dort im Turm hochzuklettern war für mich das Beste an meinem Besuch

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  26. You create great and interesting pieces.

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  27. gorgeous autumn scene Valerie!! And how I love that middle ages tower! Great place to visit a museum. Hope this goes thru-having internet troubles-still:(

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  28. What a very cool Autumn collage. Especially love the "Pondering" head. A very ethereal feel to it.

    Neuss - Looks like a great place to explore!

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  29. Thank you for the invite for AJJ! With all of this fall festiveness- I will love to join in! hugs

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  30. Wonderful use of brusho! I liked the visit to the art museum. Reminds me to go visit the gallery in town soon.

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  31. Ooh so much depth in your pieces, very very cool!

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  32. Your digital hybrid piece is beautiful and a great tribute to the fall season. Also I love the new header banner. How wonderful it must be to be able to visit old towns and museums without a lot of travel and time! It really gives one a sense of history and where we fit in. Thanks for sharing the photos. I feel like I have had a visit to that museum.

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  33. Gorgeous colors and background on that first piece, Valerie!

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  34. Autumn is a favorite season. Your art expresses the changes it brings and the colors beautifully.

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  35. Wow! Such beautiful creations and it looks like a wonderful day!

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  36. Loved your artwork this week. Especially the part with the tree in the head. It could resemble the backbone and the brain. Interesting. :)

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  37. Beautiful collage, as always. Great photos of your trip to the medieval place.

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  38. Amazing journal page and gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing! Happy PPF!

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  39. Lovely "Indian Summer" art pages. All those medieval buildings made me want to draw them.

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  40. gorgeous splattery art! love your photos and travels! xo

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