Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The building of the museum has been conceived by the architect Adrien Fainsilber, who also created the building for the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. The Museum is located in the Petite France quarter of Strasbourg (France), along the river Ill.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art commissioned FAILE to paint some murals outside the museum. The murals are inspired by a poem titled From The Air We Share.

FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller that started in 1999. They make serigraphs, collage, murals, and installations. They are inspired by pop culture.

A 4-meter high horse sculpture Hortus conclusus, by the Italian artist Mimmo Paladino is placed on the museum's roof.

Further resources

Official site of FAILE

1 place Hans Jean Arp 
67000 Strasbourg

Monday, 22 July 2019

Café Bretelles

Café Bretelles - Ink pen and watercolour by Benoit Philippe

Café Bretelles is a charming independent coffee place located 36 Rue du Bain-aux-Plantes — 67000, Strasbourg, France. It is in the area of the city called Petite France, with old houses, waterways and a fair number of tourists (including me).

I went there for breakfast and I would definitely recommend the place: excellent coffee, great baguette and the melon and vanilla jam was homemade…

Monday, 15 July 2019

In Vino Veristas

In Vino Veritas - Black Ink pen and watercolour by Benoit Philippe

In Vino Veritas is a Restaurant & Wine Bar located 25 Place de la Cathédrale, 67000 Strasbourg, France.

The two reasons I picked this subject were the bright orange fabric of the umbrellas and the fact that I could seat in the shade on the other side of the street (the side wall of the Cathedral of Strasbourg has a convenient stone bench).

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Two views of the Cathedral of Strasbourg

The Cathedral of Strasbourg (in Alsace, France) is an imposing building at the heart of the old city.

For these drawings, I did not draw with a black ink pen as I often do. I drew the structure with a mechanical pencil and then painted with my Sennelier watercolour paints.

The Cathedral of Strasbourg viewed from  the Quai des Bateliers

The Cathedral of Strasbourg viewed from the top floor of the Museum of Modern Art.