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Silouans Song

Updated: Apr 18, 2021

In the early nineties I discovered the music of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and I bought 'Te Deum' with the Berlin Mass interpreted by the Estonian Philharmonimic Chamber Choir and the Thallin Chamber Orchestra as one of the first CDs in my collection. On the CD is also one of my favourite pieces by Arvo Pärt: 'Silouans Song'. This CD subsequently became one of my classical favourites and my fascination with this composer and his work has remained ever since.

21.03.2021: I actually started this drawing as a sketch for a portrait of Arvo Pärt. Finally, however, I decided to continue working on it and to create a more complete drawing from it. I have wanted to draw more for a long time. Lately I've been a bit stuck with my painting anyway and a change might bring new impulses.

I recently rediscovered the British artist Curtis Holder, who won the UK Sky Arts Portrait Artist prize last year. His drawings and technique fascinate me enormously in their subtlety and they have brought back old work of mine. About thirty years ago I did some portrait drawings in a similar technique and I would like to see if I can pick up where I left off after many years and develop the technique I used then.

Coloured pencil on paper, size 42/60 cm


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