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Europe's Art & Architecture
as Paper Models, Made by the artist on a Eurorail train
Series, 2011
Printed Card-Stock and Adhesive (Paper 3-Dimensional Sculptures),
Varying Sizes
In collection of the Artist



I have spent my share of time on EuroRail trains.   I don't want to complain here, don't get me wrong, it can often be great. But oh man, sometimes the trips seem to last forever. Sure the trains are usually very modern and super fast and there is often something to see out the window.  But every so often you get kind of annoyed with endless fields of sunflowers and such, and if you have seen one cow you have seen them all.
I get bored.
I needed to do something to survive these, sometimes very long hauls.

I started to put together these 3-D Constructed Paper Models of the places and the things I had seen.  I could put them together in my seat,  without much mess or space needed to do so.  I wanted to make some art while I was travelling at 200+ km/h and these were the most reasonable things I came up with to do while I was just sitting there sometimes for far too many hours on end.


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The Above Paper Model is based upon
the world renowned Cathedral known as "The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore" in Italian or in English as The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Floweris the main church of Florence, Italy (shown left and right). Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of rnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio Ce Fabris.




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The Above Paper Model is based on an imagined inside-out version of
The Scrovegni Chapel (In Italian: ''Cappella degli Scrovegni''), also known commonly as the Arena Chapel, one of the oldest churches in the world and is located in Padua, Veneto, Italy. It was consecrated in 1305 and still stands today (shown left and right). It contains a Fresco cycle by Giotto, that fills the walls and ceilings of the entire chapel which the master artist completed in about 1307, and is considered one of the most important masterpieces in the history of Western Art.




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The above Paper Model is based upon
Le dejeuner sur l'herbe (In English, "The Luncheon on the Grass") – originally titled Le Bain (The Bath) – is a large oil on canvas painting by Edouard Manet created in 1862 and 1863. (shown left and in detail right) The painting depicts the juxtaposition of a female nude and a scantily dressed female bather on a picnic with two fully dressed men in a rural setting. Rejected by the Salon jury of 1863, Manet seized the opportunity to exhibit this and two other paintings in the 1863 Salon des Refuses where the painting sparked public notoriety and controversy. The piece is now in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and is one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world.

Click on
Video Link Below to see an animation of the Paper Model Sculpture created in the round.




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The above paper model was based upon trips to see "The Battle of San Romano" which are a set of three paintings by the Florentine painter Paolo Uccello depicting events that took place at the Battle of San Romano between Florentine and Sienese forces in 1432. They are significant as revealing the development of linear perspective in early Italian Renaissance painting, and are unusual as a major secular commission. The paintings are in egg tempera on wood panels, each over 3 metres long. According to the National Gallery, London, the panels were commissioned by a member of the Bartolini Salimbeni family in Florence sometime between 1435 and 1460. The paintings were much admired in the 15th century; Lorenzo de' Medici so coveted them that he purchased one and had the remaining two forcibly removed to the Palazzo Medici. They are now divided between three collections, the National Gallery, London (shown left), the Galleria deli Uffizi, Florence (shown right), and the Musee du Louvre, Paris and are considered some of the finest works of art in the world's history.

Click on
Video Link Below to see a step-by-step stop motion animation of the Paper Model Sculpture, showing the movement of the piece, as the crank is being turned by viewer.



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