Category Archives: art
PPAC # 56 – Circle Art
This plate of the original 13 states is in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA
RDP Monday: KENSPECKLE…
adjective Scot. and North England.conspicuous; easily seen or recognized
I think these easily recognizable 4 speak for themselves 🙂
CBWC: Looking through or Into a Window…
Into New York holiday window
Into art gallery windows
Into church window
Into and through window
#PPAC: Photographing Public Art Challenge #1…
Public art is which encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, Christmas lights, even buildings or bridges. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places. I chose to post photos from the list below.
- Statues and Sculptures
- Car Shows
- Artistic Construction (Bridge, benches and buildings)
- Wall Art
Bridges…George Washington Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge
Statues…Upper left, the Field Gallery (Martha’s Vineyard) – Upper right, Marquis De Lafayette, Colonel Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington (Morristown, NJ) Lower left, Atlas (Rockefeller Center, NYC) – Lower right, Martha’s Vineyard.
Cube and sculptures at Grounds For Sculptures, Hamilton, New Jersey
Statue at Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ honoring the search and rescue dogs of 9/11…
Classic car shows
Murals, dogs and graffiti…
Challenge Your Camera #11 Still life…
And finally a Claude Monet painting seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and then a recreated still life at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #131: Emotions…
I saw this sculpture a few years ago at Garden For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. I think this is one of the most emotional sculpture I’ve seen. What is their story? Are they re-uniting or parting? Look into her eyes, do you see joy or sorrow? Are they in a secluded spot for a reason? The possibilities of their story are endless.
If you’re ever in NJ and looking for a delightful way to spend the day visit the Grounds For Sculpture, you won’t be sorry. And don’t forget to look for the hidden art !https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Connection…
I like the way these two drawings of hands knitting are actually connected by a knitted piece.
2020 Photo Challenge #21…
This week’s assignment – Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect.
My choices are:
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Art Unexpected…
Clockwise from upper right: tree sculpture in PA – easels in windows – statues and metal cows at the Field Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard – sidewalk art – mural in NJ – piano in Greenwich Village, NYC.
My daughter and I are deeply into our genealogy and have been visiting cemeteries where our ancestor are buried. I’ve always found cemeteries to be interesting places, especially the older ones where grave stones and markers are indeed works of art. We have several ancestors buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey, which is Newark’s oldest cemetery and in my opinion the most beautiful and interesting one. The cemetery has a special section for the firemen of Newark and that is where my great, great grandfather is buried. The unexpected art connection to me are the fire hydrants that surround this section.