Hello! My name is Elena B. and I attend the American Community School of Abu Dhabi, and I am 14 years old. I am originally from Chicago, but I’ve lived in Iceland, India, and now I’m living here. I really like the artistic stylings of Van Gogh and my favorite painting is Nighthawks painted by Edward Hopper.
I saw it when I was smaller in the Chicago Art Institute and it has always just seemed really interesting to me. I think the brushwork that Van Gogh uses in his painting “Couple Walking in the Trees” is quite beautiful and I recently attempted to replicate it for a unit we did in our Grade 8 Art Class using acrylic paint to replicate artworks.
Right now, Abu Dhabi is a very important area for the development and appreciation of art. Currently, a Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi are being constructed and I believe they will bring many people to them. I am inspired by artists like Andy Warhol, being a big fan of pop art. I am also a big fan of “Alka Seltzer” by Roy Lichtenstein. I really enjoy to see art from the 50’s and 60’s because of the vivid color and interesting style to it.