Today this blog exists for nine years and it now includes an inventory of over 400 art environments in a variety of countries in Europe
All time pageviews by country
1. United States 246640 (rank 2016 idem)
2. Netherlands 70480 (rank 2016 idem)
3. France 63440 (rank 2016 idem)
4. Germany 52103 (rank 2016 idem)
5. United Kingdom 45788 (rank 2016 idem)
6. Ukraine 21140 (rank 2016 idem)
7. Russia 19902 (rank 2016 idem)
8. Spain 13897 (rank 2016 idem)
9. Italy 11637 (rank 2016 idem)
10. Poland 6244 (rank 2016 idem)
The top ten list includes the same countries as in 2016, even in the same order. To my satisfaction the interest from Russia and Eastern Europe is lasting.
Most viewed sites all time
These are the sites with the most all time views (as on november 10):
For the rest, the top ten contains a slightly variable set of names, with Abbé Fouré, Facteur Cheval, Bodan Litnianski and Chomo from France, José Maria Garrido, Francisco Grajera and Joseph Puiula from Spain, and Robert Garcet from Belgium.
Erich Bödeker (Sculpture garden) from Germany (13 in 2016) is now on 11 and Karl Junker (Decorated interior), also from Germany, left the top ten and is now at 12.
Willem van Genk (Arnhem bus station) from the Netherlands, in 2016 on 12, is now on 13.
On 14 is Jean-Daniel Allanche (Decorated interior) from France. His decorated interior is new in this yearly review. My post about this art environment from end december 2015 was one of the first in the field that introduced his decorated interior on the internet.
Stephen Wright (House of dreams) from England is on 15 and Robert Vasseur Mosaic decorated house, garden) from France is on 16. Both already ranked high in former years.
On 17 is Julius Klingebiel (Decorated hospital room) from Germany. He is new in this yearly review. Reports about his decorated room in a closed hospital ward became public in the early month of 2015 and resulted in a lot of interest.
The other most viewed posts relate to Maria Rodriguez (Shell decorated garden, Spain, on 18), Raymond Isidore, also known as Picassiette (Mosaic decorated house, France, on 19) and Yves Floc’h (Kinetic art, France, on 20)
Eastern Europe and Russia
The past two to three years I have focussed my attention on searching art environments in Eastern Europe and Russia west of the Urals. which so far delivered 54 sites.
These are the sites with all time views above 1400 (as on november 9):
Bogdan Ziętek, Interior with sculptures, Poland 2238
Václav Levý, Sculpted rocks, Czech Republic, 2166
Stanislav Sartsevich, Sculpture garden, Ukraine, 2091
Nicolas Golovan, Decorated house, Ukraine, 2005
Boguslawa Iwaneskiego, Sculpture garden, Poland, 1587
Felicja Curylova, Decorated house, Poland, 1577
Alexander Ladogina, Singular architecture, 1973
Alexander Emelyanov, Naive architecture, sculpture, 1840
Pjotr Zhurilenko, Sculpture garden, 1606
Sergey Kirillov, Decorated house, 1431
Yevgeny Malakhin (=Bukashkin), Frescoe decorated walls, 1418
Creating art environments is not a kind of competition of course, so above listings are just meant to give an idea of the focus of the visitors who visit this blog.
This weblog includes a number of pages (a general introduction, a time line, referrals to books, expositions and museums). The all time most viewed pages are the index of sites by region/countries (some 10900 views) and the index of sites by name of artist (some 5500).
A new year of research begins. Let’s see what new discoveries it will bring