maandag 30 oktober 2017

Inktober Dag 27 : Climb / klim

Inktober 2017

Climbing the hill
Felt tip pen and color pencils
29,7/21 cm

Kanttekening :

I run a little behind schedule, but I'll catch up soon.
This drawing with felt tip pens is after a sketch I made in Hungary for the front page of my travel diary...
It's the statue of an ancient native climbing Saint Gellért Hill in Budapest. 
Behind him you can see an impression of the lovely city of Budapest.

Some extra information about  the Gellért Monument on Saint Gellért Hill in Buda:

In the early years of the eleventh century, Gellért (Gerard in English), the Benedictine Abbot of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, was on his way to Palestine on a pilgrimage when he was detained by the Hungarian King Stephen, who asked the bishop to stay and tutor his son Imre, and to help convert the pagan Magyars (Hungarians) to Christianity. Gellért agreed to take on the challenge and remained in the country for many years under the protection of the king.

Several years after Stephen's death, in 1046, insurgents who wanted a return to paganism captured Gellért in Buda. According to the legend, he was sent to his demise in a barrel pierced with nails and rolled down the steep hill. At the time the hill was known as Kelen-hegy (Eastern Hill), but it has been renamed later Gellért-hegy in honor of the saint.

The monument I drew was erected in 1904 at the site where Gellért met his death. The statue of the bishop, designed by sculptor Gyula Jankovits, is framed by a neoclassical semi-circular colonnade. The twelve meter tall (39ft) statue shows Gellért victoriously holding aloft a crucifix. At his feet this wild-looking Magyar looks up towards the bishop as if standing in awe. Below the sculpture sits a pretty man-made waterfall.

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Dank je om me hier een teken van je bezoek na te laten.
Thanks for leaving some sign of your presence here.