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Europe on Time

Europe on Time


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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
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About the Artwork

This spring I visited what is widely considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the world, Antwerp Central, a “railway cathedral” of gilt and stone, light and steel. It is a mind-bending synthesis of Neo-baroque and Neo-classical architecture with Art Nouveau flourishes, inspired partly by Rome's pantheon, and an ambitious technical challenge to capture in paint. Over 20 types of stone were used in the 75 m high central hall, creating rich patterns of colour and texture, illuminated by high windows including the massive fan window between the hall and train shed. The window's shape and light is a secondary focal point, and allows for the portrayal of a light- infused interior. To create mystery and complete the ambience, I created the effect of steam rising from the platform, softening the architectural qualities. When it opened in 1905, Belgian-built engines would have steamed into the glass-covered train shed beyond, “modern” technology meets classic architecture. Belgium was the first country on the European continent to establish a rail network, and one result was that towns and cities (and passengers) linked by rail had to be on the same timetable, making watches and clocks essential in keeping Europe on Time.

Technique:Watercolour on 400 Lb. Arches
2nd Place Award
2024 Artists' Choice
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Framed Size:41.5in x 54.5in
Unframed Size:28in x 40in
Weight:30.5lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
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Jennifer Annesley, SFCA

Edmonton, Alberta

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