2 Drawings: Girl at the Window

October 12, 2011

 

I was told that what looks like a mistaken perspective in the upper part of the window is in fact a broken persiana, those old light blinds made of narrow wood slats that used to hang on the outside of the windows and were mostly broken. They filtered  sunlight and street noises and always rattled a little and belonged to the Madrid summer like the swallos, the heat, the siesta.

Now the persianas are gone. Now it is plastic everywhere except in the pueblos.  On the drawing it seems to be early afternoon, not yet time to go out. The streets would still be empty and too hot. They will start to fill with people after sundown and until very late into the night.

This drawing seems to be felt pen and maybe some colour pencil, but I must ask to find out.

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The other drawing existed only for a short time, because it was made on a blackboard.

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Later it was copied on paper but, as everyone knows, the copy is never the same and only very rarely better.

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One Response to “2 Drawings: Girl at the Window”


  1. Very nice, especially enjoyed seeing the black board drawing! Takes me back in time.


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