Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Mysteries and a cozy Retreat...

Isn't this strange? While I was very young history has never interested me much besides ancient buildings, ruins, fortresses which can be a great inspirational source for a child or teenager. I have always loved to read stories which take place in ancient sceneries full of secrets and mysteries. Maybe this was the spark for this series of Magic Symbols which I painted just a few years ago. Memories of childhood fantasies. I really don't know.

What I do know now is that I love this kind of bedrooms, a cozy retreat from every day's stress and duties. Light colours to re-fill soul and energy.

The silk painting on the wall is Qumran, from the Magic Symbols series. Click on the link and you can see more details about this series. Qumran is an ancient place from the days of the Second Temple on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. It became famous since 1947 when a number of ancient manuscripts were found in nearby caves. Today these manuscripts are known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

original image source from

(from the Magic Symbols series)
40" x 13" silk

©Petra Voegtle

I am adding here an example of how this silk painting could be framed (as shown in the ambiente above). The richness of this gilded wooden frame adds to the colours and enhances the subject I believe:



Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That bedroom is really lovely. I remember studying the Dead Sea Scrolls in school and being fascinated by them!

Unknown said...

Hi Julia,
thanks for visiting. Wow - you had such an interesting subject in school? I wished I had had but at that time I found history extremely boring as we had to learn dates first thing which is an absolute brain killer...

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