The Reichenbach Falls

We can almost hear the water cascading down the waterfall in this atmospheric etching

The Reichenbach Falls is a seven-stepped waterfall in central Switzerland, shown here in this late-1700s print

It was also the scene of the final battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty in Arthur Conan Doyle’s book ‘The Final Problem’ from 1893.

Transport yourself to the landscapes of the Swiss Alps with our latest free exhibition, which showcases a selection of wonderful prints from the collection of mountaineer and art collector Robert Wylie Lloyd.

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🔎 Heinrich Rieter (1761–1818), ‘Derniere Cascade du Reichenbach dans la vallée d’Oberhasli’. Hand-coloured etching on paper, 1794.

The Creation of Adam

Michelangelo Sistine Chapel fresco #1: The Creation of Adam.

“The Creation of Adam” is the most famous painting of the ceiling frescoes. Adam lies casually in the left-hand side of the image while the dynamic figure of God approaches from the right. The figure of God,depicted in front of a flowing red robe is surrounded by a multitude of small beings. The point of focus in this composition is not, however, these small figures,but the implied yet incomplete contact between God and his greatest creation, mankind.

In the frescos on the ceiling, this painting is not in a centered position. Guess who is at the center?

The ceiling.
How he transferred paintings/sketches on the paper to the ceiling/walls.
How he transferred paintings/sketches on the paper to the ceiling/walls. He traced the millions of dots.
Michelangelo’s genius way to find a solution to paint on the ceiling and he used candles for illumination😲👍.

The walls have two layers on top.

I have a dream

Long time ago, I was asked by one professor about my hobby, for the next 10+ years, I didn’t have an answer, and I had been depressed. After 18-months thinking, pondering, struggling and internal fight with myself or maybe even the spiritual war, I fount it, actually more than one😊.

I love painting with acrylic, and experienced the need for oil. I enjoy the colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, and calligraphy. I started to learn piano, slowly. I finished a hymn long time ago and would love to make the melody and sing while playing, not sure when it will be realized, but just read a story about a medical doctor got his Ph.D. at the age of 89 this year, it is very encouraging and I have a long way to go. 😊😜

My dream is to paint 1000 paintings, I finished 39 and am about to do number 40 tonight. I would like be able to sing and playing the piano. Make a couple of hymns with melody, if I am good at it, I will do more. I want to learn ballroom dance after kids go to college. I want to read as much as I can, to finish Feynman’s physics book and many other good ones. I might want to travel, but it costs money and need more stamina and strength. I want to be good at cooking a few fantastic dishes. I will finish writing at least one book.



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