The photographic paintings was my first project when I start with Art again. In 2018 I moved to Gauting near Munich. It's an area with a very beautiful landscape and a great history.
Photographic Paintings -  Lonely leaves
Lonely leaves
Photographic Paintings -  The third one
The third one
Photographic Paintings -  Heading south
Heading south
Photographic Paintings -  Mourning
Mourning
Photographic Paintings
Lonely leaves
Photographic Paintings
The third one
Photographic Paintings
Heading south
Photographic Paintings
Mourning

Photographic Paintings

Michael Nguyen
Photographer | Artist based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
There are not only beautiful landscapes to discover but also numerous places steeped in the mysterious history around Gauting, the Würm valley, and the district of Starnberg, like the birthplace of Charlemagne, the place of death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and a great Roman history too.

In my Photographic Paintings from my series Nature is within us I work out a distinctive aesthetic effect of my pictures. Most of the motifs are outside, in daylight. Among my most popular motifs here are landscapes, riversides, forests. In the seasons autumn and spring, I find the most popular moods for me.

Characteristic for my pictures of this series are blurred, blurred contours, sometimes scattered light, and often the renunciation of the reproduction of details, similar in style to a painting.

I explored the area in Gauting, in the Würmtal, and the district of Starnberg for months and took many photos. At the beginning of my new artistic activity, I worked almost exclusively in the field of experimental photography. Today, my focus is on documentary photography.

More about this series and a permanent exhibiton
„Nature is within us“
Photographic Paintings -  Blood Moon Symphony  2018 View at night of the Blood Moon. In the foreground a meadow with...
Blood Moon Symphony
2018
View at night of the Blood Moon. In the foreground a meadow with luminous flowers. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and its shadow covers the Moon. In the darkness, you can see the moon turn red.

Photographic Paintings -  Where the Emperor is born  Gauting Q18420 2020 ... in the Gauting rice mill, according to the...
Where the Emperor is born
Gauting
Q18420
2020
... in the Gauting rice mill, according to the legend. There is no proof of this. However, some place and field names in the immediate vicinity may be connected with the origin of Charlemagne, such as the Karlsburg a few kilometers upstream of the Würm or the deserted historic Königswiesen, of which only St. Ulrich Chapel remains today. The Gauting coat of arms, whose mill wheel, emperor's coat, and crown on the tower of the rice mill shine far across the field, cannot be taken to imply the truth of the legend of Charlemagne: It was designed in the 1930s with reference to the Karlssage, the tower was built even later. Whether the name "Reismühle" originates from a phonetic variation of "Reichsmühle" or simply means "the mill in the middle of the brushwood" also remains disputed. On old representations of the mill, there is no shortage of bushes and shrubs in the surrounding area. Even without Charlemagne, the Reismühle remains a charismatic place whose beginnings are lost in the darkness of history. Located between prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, directly on the old Roman road, the Reismühlel today houses artists' studios, a boat workshop, and a fitness studio. Enough reasons for a visit... (Bernd Wiedeman)
Photographic Paintings -  13th June 1886 / Ludwig's mysterious death   Berg, Lake Starnberg # Q241219 2019...
13th June 1886 / Ludwig's mysterious death 
Berg, Lake Starnberg
# Q241219
2019
Under mysterious circumstances, King Ludwig II of Bavaria died on June 13, 1886, in shallow water near Berg on Lake Starnberg. The official version of "death by drowning" is doubted by many, especially since His Majesty was a skilled swimmer. To this day, royalty, also known as Guglmänner, are struggling to reconstruct the facts. They are certain: it was murder, and the "Kini" (The diminutive version of König - King) is by no means insane. Whatever the case may be. The fairy-tale king is widely revered, soon one hundred and fifty years after his passing away. His commitment to building castles, which was severely criticized at the time, now brings the Free State annual revenues in the tens of millions. In terms of history and landscape morphology, Gauting cannot be separated from the Würmsee and the surrounding area. A large number of sights can be explored on foot or by bicycle. Many only at second, third, or even fourth glance. (Bernd Wiedemann)
Photographic Paintings -  The expulsion of ghosts  Buchendorf Q91220 2020 On 6 January, the Raunächte (the rough nights),...
The expulsion of ghosts
Buchendorf
Q91220
2020
On 6 January, the Raunächte (the rough nights), the "time between the years", ends. According to oral tradition, the wild hunt and other night ghosts are supposed to do their mischief in this time. They are sent back to the Epiphany with prayers and barking back into their borders.
The Late Iron Age Keltenschanze near Buchendorf is one of the best-preserved Celtic square jumps in Bavaria. The original purpose of the complex has not been fully clarified. Investigations indicate a possible dual use as a profane and sacred area. Between the Celtic entrenchment and the Buchendorf pond, the route of the Roman road runs eastwards towards Salzburg. Neolithic finds and Bronze Age settlement traces on the Buchendorf field prove a long use of the area. Historians suspect that not all Roman roads were new constructions, but that existing older long-distance trade routes were also expanded. (Bernd Wiedemann)

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