gallery of my old paintings
ęSteffen Weber, 1984-1992

 

When I was younger I used to paint poster-like paintings using Gouache (water paint). I gave up painting in 1994. I did not keep any of my paintings for myself. Only of six of them I took photos, which I now scanned and put here. The quality of the photos and therefore of the scans is not very good. The flashlight is partly reflecting. I painted other ones, among which were Albert Schweitzer (humanist and physician) and Heinrich Schliemann (discoverer of Troy) and others. The choice of my motifs was largely influenced by my interest in archeology, history and sciences. As a teenager I read around 200 books, mainly novels, on these topics. My interest in science fiction eventually made me study at the university. Although crystallography is not pure physics I chose it because it is related to physics. Crystallography was the most attractive of the possible alternatives, since it is equally related to physics, chemistry, mineralogy and mathematics.

During the last years I have been channeling my graphical ambitions into writing computer graphics related software. Maybe I will pick up painting again when I will have more time.

 

Albert Einstein, 1984

shown is the bending effect of gravity on light waves, which he predicted and which was later observed by astronomers

The golden mask of the egyptian pharao Tut-ench-Amun, 1986

this is the mask of the 18 year old pharao, which was found by Howard Carter in 1922

Gajus Julius Caesar, 1986

shown is the temple of venus, since J.C. claimed to be a descendant of venus;
also shown his famous phrase "veni, vidi, vici" (I came, I saw, and I won)

The golden pavillion, 1990

Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, after a postcard

Airthrey castle, 1991

In August 1990 I spent one month for a language course in that castle, which stands on the campus of the University of Stirling (Schottland) .

Byodo-in, 1992

after a black/white photo in a book

 

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