Paris, August

This comprehensive catalogue retraces the important moments in the history of 19th century art. Its original presentation brings to life the paintings of the Orsay Museum collection, namely. – The history of the major movements in painting from 1848 to 1914

  • Back Cover of “A Fuller Understanding of the Paintings at the Orsay Museum”
  • The Grand Palais

This project focuses on my love of Paris, by recreating scenes that I have visited during my holiday there back at 2013, and took inspirations from visiting the Orsay Museum and brought a book, which feature famous French Impressionism paintings that are display all around  in the museum. I decide to use these inspirations to work on this project, especially after watching a film that made me want to create this.

  • The Orsay Museum

The book I brought back from my trip to Paris, titled “A Fuller Understanding of the Paintings at the Orsay Museum”, tells and review the great movements in the history of French painting between 1848 and 1914. Inspired by the beauty and richness of the works of art, it views the paintings that are displayed at the Orsay Museum, and gives the histories and descriptions of the artworks, and the artists that created the paintings. This book and my trip to Paris have been major inspirations for my studies and interests to the French art, especially the Impressionism, and artists, like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin. The book has helped me explore my understandings of their art, and learning their stories and the colours and styles that they use to create their masterpieces

  • The Commander

Paris, Texas
Release date:  24th October, 1984
Distributed: Argos Films (France)
During my spare time after a day at university, I took an interest in watching this Wim Wenders classic; his story of one man’s journey to the desert in order to escape an urban situation is used as a metaphor for the country that Wenders says has “colonised our imaginations.” I wanted to watch this, because not only of its legacy and cultural the film carries; throughout music to video games, but because of the critical acclaim reception and the messages that it carries about life and family. The film captures the powerful emotions throughout the story, and thanks to the beautiful cinematography and colours; the shots of each landscapes really do become their own characters, and it influenced me to capture that same feeling to my paintings.

Bayle, F. (2011) A Fuller Understanding of the Paintings at the Orsay Museum. Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France


Ebony and Ivory

This project focuses on the effect and the invert of the black and white images, by using Adobe Photoshop to help me make this possible, and I have focus on recreation, by using the subject matters that I have use for my previous project, “Travels of Sketches” and turn them into paintings and working on a different material (cardboard)

Covehithe Church (Threshold)
Back at March, I had a group tutorial about our work, and my lecturer and four other work colleagues have given me ideas for my studies and my lecturer suggested I should “recreate” some of my drawings I did for my “Travels of Sketches” project, into paintings, focusing on black and white, instead of colours, must like the drawings that haven’t got any colours. Thus the project was made for my next study.

Athena Hall (Threshold & Invert)

I have got the idea of looking into the past and present elements of my subject matters, after one of the lecturers have viewed my drawings from my “Travels of Sketches”, and pointed it out about how interesting each drawing have different looking architectures, in terms of the appearances and the materials that the buildings have featured. This has given me the idea of viewing into this detail, and I decide to capture my paintings, using only black and white, because of the age period of the subject matters, given it that old appearance; also my drawings are colourless, borrowing the inspiration from that. I also got back into using cardboard, and the reason for this, is because not only it’s different to work with, but it’s the material of it, the texture it has got, and upon painting my images on it, it gives me that “worn” and “used” appearance, showing that the pictures have been around for a long while.

Covehithe Church (Invert)
The title is an reference to the Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder song of the same name, as “Ebony and Ivory” are the keys on a piano (Ebony are the black keys, and Ivory are the white keys).