I've been in Cleveland, Ohio, for the last six weeks while my boyfriend did two medical rotations there. On my last day in Cleveland, I finally got myself over to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Honestly I'm mad at myself for not going sooner because there was so much to see and I didn't get to it all in just one visit.
On display was an exhibition by a British artist named John Taylor Arms. He did amazing, detailed and gorgeous etchings of Gothic architecture in Europe. His work is so precise and detailed, they even provided a magnifying glass to observe the etchings. They were fairly small in size, roughly 9"x12" if I had to guess. Some were smaller. I would think it would be difficult to work much larger than that, given all the detail of the etchings. I was so drawn to his work because I love his style and I love his subjects.
I am absolutely fascinated by medieval history and it is one of my favorite time periods. I've had the opportunity to travel a lot though Europe and see some old Gothic architecture up close. And I want to see more. Looking at his work, it was exactly the sort of thing I would love to do myself. I took some photos, which I will share on here but I only had my camera phone, which isn't the best quality. And there is some glare from the glass but I tried to take the photos at angles that gave the least glare. So I apologize for the poor quality photos.
I hope you enjoy these etchings as much as I did. If you would like more information on this artist you can of course google him or go to Cleveland Museum of Art's website.