FIRST DAY AT THE EVANSTON ART CENTER

Hello. I’m Jeffrey from Shenzhen University, China. For three weeks, I will be in Evanston Art Center as an intern. Here I’d like to talk about two wonderful artwork both about Lake Michigan.

大家好,我是来自中国深圳大学的张雨翔(Jeffrey)。接下来的三周我会在埃文斯顿艺术中心实习。在这里我想说一说这里我最喜欢的两幅有关密歇根湖的作品。


Leah Durst, Lake Michigan Sunset, 2018

Shared by five U.S. states including Illinois, it is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume. The first day when I came to Evanston, my host family took me to Lake Michigan. Coincidentally this art piece named Lake Michigan Sunset impressed me immediately.

密歇根湖与包括伊利诺伊州在内的五个州相邻,而且是五大湖中容量第二大的湖。我第一天到埃文斯顿的时候,我的寄宿家庭带我去过了密歇根湖。碰巧这副叫《密歇根湖的日落》马上就吸引住了我。

How the oil painting strikes me is the well-used color. It describes the sunset of Lake Michigan but we won’t see the red sun shining through the whole sea face. Little light yellow used and combing with big areas of blue, it still gives a prominent place to the scene of sunset.

我为之着迷的是它的色彩运用。这幅画描绘的是密歇根湖的日落,当我们并不会看到夕阳染红海面的场景。一点黄色结合大块大块的蓝色,落日被突出地表现出来。

Focus on the sea surface, I notice that the blue became lighter and lighter ornamented by sunlight. Leah Durst has great skills to show us the waves and the wind. In the sky, I can feel the line becomes gentle and continuous which contrasts to the underneath part.

目光集中在这个海平面上,我注意到蓝色从进到远由深变浅。阳光点缀在海中。Leah Drust运用高超地技巧向我们展示湖中地浪与湖上地风。天空与大海相比,线条更柔软而且连续了。

This is not the calm Lake Michigan. The coldness which is expressed by the large-scale blue seems restricts the glow. If I can hopping into this scenery, I will surely be deeply moved by the vast of this lake.

这绝不是平静的密歇根湖。由于大面积的蓝色所带来的寒冷,限制住了夕阳的余晖。如果我能跳进这幅画中,我一定会被这湖的广阔所深深打动。


Michele Epps, Lake Michigan, 2018

By contrast, Lake Michigan by Michele Epps has a close shot. The beach, the distance sea and sky are in sketch while the waves are highlighted. The wave is so powerful that it visibly comes out of the paper. Maybe this is why Michele uses more materials to draw the waves.

与之相反的是,Michele Epps的《密歇根湖》选取近景描绘。作者粗略表现海滩、远处的海与天空,而突出近处的海浪。海浪很有力量似乎要冲出纸面。我想这就是为什么Michele画海浪时用了更多的颜料。

FINALLY, I am really excited that I can work here with this nice team. My manager Paula is a perfectly kind person who gave me a warm hug when I came and helped release my tension. I should say that even this is the first day I am in Evanston Art Center, I thoroughly fall in love with this place.

最后,我真的非常激动能在这里工作。我的主管Paula人超级好,她在我们第一次见面时就给了我一个温暖的拥抱,扫除我的紧张感。我要说即使这是我的第一天,我已经彻底地爱上了这个地方。

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