Lately I have been to the Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg - MHVL (Museum of History of the City of Luxembourg) and Villa Vauban.
I love the MHVL. Not sure why. Maybe because of the building, maybe because its exhibitions are simple and without too much fuss.
The other day I went there for lunch at its cafeteria, AM 14, and took the opportunity to sketch part of the view that its beautiful terrasse offers, followed by a short visit of the permanent exhibition.
|One of my favourite corners for some peace.|
There were Luxemburgish expressions written all over the walls, and part of De Renert as well. It seemed fitting to add them.
|The drink was part of my lunch. Organic lemonade, very tasty!|
The museum has temporary exhibitions, mainly of classic artworks. It was my first visit to this place and I really liked the feel of it. The garden is particularly lovely and the rooms offer enough space for a good exhibition.
I was not very inspired that day. I tried to sketch the building, but not having any plan, just ended up doodling different things on the same spread.
|I will soon have thousands of bad portraits of Leen :)|
My favourite pieces were these here below: the one because of the collar and dramatic pose and the other because of the whole costume and, more importantly, the quote!
It would translate to something like: "Rather a cabin with my Guillaume, than suscribe to dishonour". It is so solemn and seeing it on the canvas seemed so out of place somehow, it was almost comic.
|So many layers of fabric!|