My field study trip to Tunisia was very inspiring and full of unexpected discoveries. What struck me the most was the light – it is something very special there. The sky seems to be so high and the light is amazing. It’s hard to explain what is it exactly about it. So if you’re curious, I just invite you to visit Tunisia and see and experience it yourself.
I am considering to organize a Finding Creative Flow – a sketching and writing trip to Tunisia later on this year, possibly in October – November. Join my Newsletter to get the first notification about it.
I was happy to study a bit before the trip about the journey that Paul Klee and August Macke took in Tunisia back in 1914. It gave me a few hints what to look for and where.
I have visited Testour and saw the clock that goes backwards. Spent a memorable day in Dougga exploring the Phoenician and Roman architecture. The way they built houses, streets, baths, and of course, the mosaics.
In March I’m off for a week of exploring Tunisia. Excited to see the ancient Carthago. And of course to see what Paul Klee, August Macke and Wassily Kamdinsky saw there. Interesting link to Bauhaus. Here are some pages from the book with sketches by Paul Klee and others from their trip to Tunisia in 1914.