Bishops’s University time


By 2000-2002 I was thinking to continue my studies and to get a Fine Arts Major. And since the University of Sherbrooke (francophone) had only the Certificate I enrolled to Bishop’s University in Lennoxville (the anglophone part of today’s great Sherbrooke). I’ve completed there Drawing I and II, Etching I and II and Painting I and II (I think). On the whole, it was a useful experience(even if expensive…). Especially Etching, taught by a lady who came from Montreal. I did my first etching, my first aquatinta, my first aquaforte, my first woodcutting… It was interesting and she was a nice, very competent teacher. I cannot say the same about the drawing teacher, a conceited prick, mean and hypocrite (Ok, he gave me a D! but it was unfair and really mean) The painting classes were quite interesting even if the teacher, a replacement, wasn’t an artist I respected a lot (true, judging kind of quick, on the basis of some grey and yellow strip paintings which were his late creation). But he was relatively fair and knew a lot of things, especially concerning the abstract art I wasn’t that familiar with at the time. On the whole, not a bad experience… Here is a landscape I did in the surroundings of Bishop’s University…

Pines near Bishops Univ

Prin 2000-2002 planuiam sa-mi continui studiile si sa iau a Fine Arts Major. Si cum Universitatea din Sherbrooke n-avea decat Certificatul (pe care il facusem) singura alternativa era Universitatea Bishop, situata in partea majoritar anglofona a “marelui” Sherbrooke de azi (Lennoxville). Am absolvit acolo cateva cursuri: Desen I si II, Gravura I si II, Pictura I si II. M-a costat ochii din cap (si acum mai datorez costul) dar a fost, per total, o experientza interesanta. Mai ales in privintza cursului de gravura, predat de o profesoara de la Montreal (al carui nume nu mi-l amintesc, din pacate) si mi-a permis sa realizez prima mea aquatinta, prima aquaforte si prima gravura in lemn. As putea sa fiu un gravor daca as avea atelierul si sculele necesare… In schimb, profesorul de desen era un tip arogant, increzut si meschin (Ok, mi-a dat un D! dar era realmente meschin, invidios si increzut) de la care n-am invatzat decat ca si artistii pot fi asa: arogantzi si meschini… Profesorul de pictura, un suplinitor, nu era rau, stia multe lucruri mai ales in domeniul artei abstracte (despre care, pe vremea aceea, nu stiam foarte multe) dar nu-l puteam respecta ca artist (bazandu-ma sumar doar pe cele cateva picturi cu dungi gri si galbene care erau ultima lui creatzie…) Per total, cum spuneam, o experientza utila… Iata un peisaj din apropierea Universitatzii facut in acea perioada…

14 responses to “Bishops’s University time

  1. It must have been very hard for an experienced draftsman and painter like you to have to attend those basic courses and be made to follow the discipline of someone not half so good. I’m glad I don’t have to do that. Nice trees, Danu.

  2. Thanks, swallows! It wasn’t easy even if, I tell you, I am not conceiced (but I have a certain pride). The irony of it is that the drawing teacher (who’s mainly a sculptor) is now in the same artist organisation like myself… But he was the worst kind of teacher: those who seem sympathetic all semester and at the end gives you the worst grad! mean hypocrite!
    I was hard also because I was working the evening shift in a workshop and it was hard, intense physical work…

  3. Sorry for the ortography!

  4. ovidiu stanomir

    Dane, cit se poate de sincer vorbind, esti un pictor remarcabil !

    Chiar daca ai fi pictat numai peisajul acesta si aprecierile mele tot ar fi avut acoperire…

  5. ovidiu, monser ami! tu o stii, eu o stiu… de ce aia masii nu o afla si aia cu paraii? (glumesc serios!)

  6. ovidiu stanomir

    bag sama ca tre’ sa schimbi… modificarea

  7. ovidiu stanomir

    SANATATE SI PROSPERITATE !

    stimate si stimabilule frate intr-ale artelor…

  8. ovidiu stanomir

    Suna pompos, poate si gaunos, mesagiul de mai’nainte, dar, insa, totusi, e cit se poate de sincer.

    Si cred ca e mai bine sa faci niste afirmatii / si urari / ceva mai deplasate, decit “sa taci si sa te zbuciumi in desert”…

  9. ovidiu stanomir

    in desert sau in deshert?

  10. Nu ne zbuciumam cu totzi in deshert? si nu e totul o deshertaciune a deshertaciunilor?

  11. mihail medrea

    ma copii, de ce va mai deshertatzi amaraciunile in public, daca totul e in zadar?

  12. mihail medrea

    din putina mea experienta, trag concluzia ca nimic nu e nici intimplator si nici in zadar; toate au un rost pe lume…

  13. Indraznesti sa contrazici Biblia!?

  14. ovidiu stanomir

    nu, Mihail il contrazice pe Ecclesiast, si nu in totalitate…

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