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Küstriner Polenmarkt

Half a kilo of strawberries (181)

Hello dear reader, do you want to know how I ended up eating half a kilo of strawberries by myself? In today’s post I’ll tell you about it and some other experiences in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, while the adventure in Poland continues. 30/06/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱 Everything starts with a good breakfast Today has been a very calm but also a very productive day. I started with a wonderful breakfast: the hotel I’m staying in has a bar and a bakery downstairs. The breakfast is included and served in there. I can say that is as good as the ones I have during my creative breakfasts in Berlin. In fact, for a moment I thought about bringing my drawing stuff and spending a few hours doing some art. Actually, I missed yesterday’s weekly meeting because I was here. However, for the sake of art and friendship N., T. and M. met in Friedrischain even though I wasn’t present, well done guys! In any case, this morning I thought about drawing but didn’t do it. The deadline for submitting the article I mentioned yesterday is very close, so I concentrated on that instead of the drawing. It was a good choice: I wrote for a couple of hours and then left my hotel around 12. The fishermen But, as I still felt like drawing, I went for a walk to get to know Kostrzyn a bit better and with my sketchbook at hand. I headed west, as if I would be going back to Germany. As I was crossing one of the branches of the Oder, I saw two fishermen on the river bank. I immediately stood up and started to draw them. They stood very still (as all fishermen usually do when fishing) and thanks to that I drew them calmly. However, when I wanted to take a picture of the drawing and the scene, one of them caught something. He quickly got up to catch his prey and right after both of them started to prepare their things to leave the place. So, as you can see in the photo, I never got the same picture again Küstriner Polenmarkt I also knew that in Kostrzyn there is a big flea market. That was actually my destination point. After leaving the fishermen I walked a little further and found it on my left. I won’t say that what I found was super interesting. I was expecting to see more handicrafts or “local” stuff. But what I found was mostly cigarettes, industrial clothes and shoes, and a few places to eat. I read some reviews about the market before I went, and they were pretty accurate: half of the stalls are empty, and there are hardly any people (especially compared to the markets I do). It seems that the pandemic had a big impact and the market has never recovered since then. In any case, I bought some very fresh and juicy strawberries, a T-shirt and decided to have lunch there. Before the food arrived, I took my sketchbook and made another quick drawing of the market. Once I had my food, I ate very slowly, reading (again) Jules Verne’s “A Trip to the Moon”. By the moment I’m writing these lines, all strawberries are gone 😜 But tell me dear reader… What makes a strawberry more attractive: red or green?Have you read any of Verne’s books? Good evening 🍓🌝 Lufo

On my way to Kostrzyn nad Odrą

Kostrzyn nad Odrą (180)

Greetings from Kostrzyn nad Odrą my dear reader! In today’s post I’ll tell you how come I’m in Poland and I’ll give you some spoilers about the BIG THINGS coming up for Lufo Art starting from July 1st 😏👀 29/06/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱 The travel to Kostrzyn nad Odrą This morning I got up at 6 am, prepared my backpack and headed this way. It took me just over 2 hours to get here: U7 to Neukölln, S42 to Südkreuz, regional train RE26 to Küstrin-Kietz, and finally a short bus to Kostrzyn nad Odrą. You will probably never choose Kostrzyn nad Odrą as a tourist destination. Maybe that’s why I came here. Or not. Maybe I only came because Kostrzyn is the first town after the German border on this route, which is very convenient when you have the Deutschland ticket, valid for the whole country. In fact, last year – more or less during the same dates – I made almost the same trip. I also did it with the Germany-wide ticket, it was only 9 euros at that time!. Instead of Kostrzyn, in 2022 I went to Frankfurt am Oder, crossed the border to Poland by walking across the bridge between the two countries, and stayed in Słubice. The tradition for my birthday and New Year’s Eve Travelling on this date has a special meaning for me: it is part of my tradition of celebrating both my birthday (01/07) and New Year’s Eve in a different place every year. I have been doing it since 2011 (at least). I have managed to keep it up even during the pandemic. One day I’ll do the full list to share it with you… Why did I choose this place? I’ll be honest: because of the hotel. Sometimes I choose randomly according to the price of tickets. Other times I choose to visit friends and go to their cities, like that time when I went to the small town of Lappeenranta in Finland to visit E. ( https://lenster.xyz/posts/0xd3a4-0x27 ). But this time, I chose according to the distance of the accommodation to Berlin: I looked for options within a certain travel time because I want to be in the Mauerpark on Sunday. I found this wonderful hotel and without even taking a look to Wikipedia about this place, I booked it. During the trip (and also for almost the rest of the day 😅 ), I’ve been working on a new article. I’m writing about an artefact I’ve been working on since 2021. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal more details until the article is submitted and accepted. Tests for the new article Big things big BIG THINGS are coming up for Lufo Art starting July 1st. Do you want to know what it is? Ok, I’ll give you a hint and you complete the sentence: I’ll _ _ _ _ a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ my drawings But tell me dear reader… How do you choose your destinies?Do you have traditions? Good night 🚆🦦 Lufo

Primo classificato - Receiving the certificate

Primo classificato (176)

29/05/2016, Avellino, Italy 🇮🇹 I guess this is the closing post related to the urban sketchers contest organised by the FAI (Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano) in Avellino. Here are all the previous entries: In today’s pictures you can see how the prints were set up inside the auditorium used as a showroom. I didn’t really do much: all the prints were A3 modules so I stuck one under the other with tape, and then hung each column made by 5 drawings each with two clips from above. However, the result was quite nice: an organic and at the same structured composition, with a lot of colours and contrasts. Among all those drawings I can see many stories related to the time and place where each of them was made. The last picture shows the moment when I received the certificate for winning the 1st place in the competition. I also remember the heat of blushing because I had to give a little speech to the public 😅 But tell me dear reader… Should I rebuild that drawing wall digitally?Do you like to give speeches in front of an audience? Good night 🎤🎙️ NFT You can collect this post as NFT using Lens, check it out 👉🏻 here 👈🏻

19,35 m2 of dreams 02

19.35 m2 of dreams (175)

02/06/2016, Salerno, Italy 🇮🇹 In yesterday’s story I talked about the exhibition in Avellino. Today I show you what the prints looked like when they were all together: a 19,35 m2 (13,02 x 1,485 m) collection of drawings made in Italy in the period 2011-2016. Among those drawings I can clearly see my evolution: the first shy doodles when I took off from Cordoba airport on 14 July 2011, crying like a baby for having achieved what I considered a miracle ([Story 41 , Story 42]). The drawings of 2012 show another Lucas, more confident and thirsty for knowledge, with gestures capturing more and more details of reality. In 2013 and 2014 I was already making very wide and pronounced perspectives (which ended up leading me to spherical perspectives), with strong contrasts and a more established technique. 2015 and 2016 were years with explorations that began to combine physical reality and my surreal dreams. This language led me to new mixed compositions that come out of reality and connect with a more dreamlike, whimsical world… But tell me dear reader… Would you have space to hang these drawings at home?What has been the miracle you have achieved in your life? Good evening 🪽✈️ NFT You can collect this post as NFT using Lens, check it out 👉🏻here 👈🏻

Originals and copies

Originals and copies (174)

04/06/2016, Salerno, Italy 🇮🇹 2016 was the year I started doing public exhibitions with my drawings. One of these presentations was in Avellino, after the competition for urban sketchers that I have mentioned before here and here. The theme of the exhibition was the celebration of the 5 years since my first trip to Italy, and the trips I made within Italy once I moved in 2013. So, I proposed an exhibition with (almost) all my drawings from Italy between 2011 and 2016. However, I did not have all my sketchbooks from 2011 and 2012 because some of them were stolen during my stay in Paraguay. For that reason – and also to unify the sizes of all drawings – I made prints with which I covered the two main walls of the exhibition hall. But a problem arose when I saw the prints and compared them with the originals: the colours were totally different! This happened due to two things (mainly) 1 – the printer converted the colour palette, killing the original settings; and 2 – the scans follow the drawings as they were originally, but the watercolours lose saturation with time… However… after looking at the result a couple of more times… I think they weren’t that bad after all…. But tell me dear reader… Do you prefer the original or the copy?Should I scan my drawings, matching the original colours, or do I have to tune it as I like? Good evening 📠💬 NFT You can collect this post as NFT using Lens, check it out 👉🏻here 👈🏻

And if I become very tiny?

And if I become very tiny? (159)

Ink and pencils 11/03/2016, Salerno, Italy 🇮🇹 Do you remember, dear reader, those days when I used to teach drawing in Italy? [link to 068]. Today’s drawing is another exercise I used to give. In this case, the focus was to think of everyday things as something different. With that aim, I used to invite students to use their own phone and to draw it several times, changing the point of view and making compositions as if they were buildings of a city. The game was to see something as familiar as their phone and see it as an ant would see it. By changing the point of view, students are likely to better understand the relationship between the external morphology of a building (e.g. when viewed from a taller building), and the quality of the interior space (i.e. when they enter and experience the building as human beings). I used to do these kind of explorations since I was very young: I remember making drawings of my parents’ house as if I were seeing it from a bird’s perspective, and then switching to a very low viewpoint, as a child would see the same house. But tell me dear reader… With what daily element would you like to create a city?How will you call a sunrise with a rising apple? Applerise? Good evening 🥰🫶🏻🍹 NFT You can collect this post as NFT using Lens, check it out 👉🏻here 👈🏻