Le rond-point. 2016

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Le rond-point. 2016. J.Harms. 39 x 49,5cm. Acrylic on paper.

This is the second painting illustrating my trip, this past January, to Edinburgh. It depicts a street near the famous Victoria street. I was struck by the geometry of this particular scenery. Triangles, circles and rectangles. I read a short essay on Bauhaus recently, and for some reason this painting reminds me of the movement. The yellow sky is just how I remembered the atmosphere, in reality it was rather a grey and cloudy day.

The Yellow Street, Venice 2011

The yellow street. Julie Harms

The yellow street (Venice 2011)
Acrylic  on paper – 40×60 cm  (private collection)

In a very narrow street, on a February day in Venice. The weather is freezing cold.

Near Meganebashi 2010

Near Meganebashi. Julie Harms

Near Meganebashi (2010)
Acrylic  on canvas – 97×130 cm (private collection)

In one of the many streets leading to Spectacle bridge, modern buildings and older buildings pile up. On the roof of the house on the left, a tree stands… Often gardens grow above the electric lines.

Brasserie Ito 2010

Brasserie Ito. Julie Harms

Brasserie Ito (2010)
Acrylic  on canvas – 33×40,2 cm (private collection)

… Walking down the street to the shopping arcade, a piece of France reminding me of my country… I never walked up the stairs that led to M. Ito’s restaurant. Not could I read the  complicated menu… Mr.Ito, I believe it was him, would stand on the street in front of his restaurant, late at night…walking back and forth or just standing there… it seemed he was always waiting for someone.

Ice Cream Lady 2010

Ice cream lady. Julie Harms

Ice cream lady in Nagasaki (2010)
Acrylic on paper – 23×25,5 cm (private collection)

Almost every day, on the other side of the Spectacle Bridge, the ice cream lady waits for tourists. Most often young students in uniform eager to cross the oldest bridge of the country…

Walking To Mesubenomori Park 2010

Walking to Mesubenomori park. Julie Harms

Walking to Mesubenomori park (2010)
Acrylic on paper – 36,5×44,5 cm (private collection)

At the bottom of the hill is Ume Saito, the big mall. If I turn left I’ll end up walking along the China Sea. Another lantern festival… The weather is cool, the street buzzes with engines running… or waiting for the lights to turn green… I’m probably going for a stroll at Mesubenomori Park overlooking the sea… My favorite place.

Lantern Festival In Nagasaki 2009

Lantern festival in Nagasaki. Julie Harms

Lantern festival in Nagasaki (2009)
Acrylic  on paper. Framed –  49,5×75 cm (private collection)

From café Foglio, just a minute away from my apartment …
A large window overlooks the river … Through the green foliage, the glimpse of an eye belonging to the famous Spectacle Bridge. Orange lanterns hang, reminding me of the festival to come … Soon, it will be dark and hundreds of lanterns will light up …

A Solitary Tree In Nagasaki 2009

A solitary tree. Julie Harms

A solitary tree in Nagasaki (2009)
Acrylic on paper –  Framed  59,5×74 cm (private collection)

I usually walked through the shopping arcade to go to work when it rained or simply to avoid the scorching sun… Two streets cross the arcade. A lonely tree stands at the far end of one of them…

O-Kunchi 2008

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First O-Kunchi in Nagasaki (2008)
Acrylic on paper – Framed  56×75 cm. (private collection)

…  The town celebrates O-Kunchi. From my balcony I watch mothers all dressed-up  walking towards the elementary school and children waiting for the dragon to  come and dance for them, followed by the heavy portable shrine shaped like a  boat that will soon roll by…

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