Archivo de la categoría: PLANTAS

The Turning

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Another-Shift2The cold is seeping into the fragile bones of the garden, things can get strange out there.

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[Layered photographs, and strange ideas]

© Karen McRae, 2013

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Fall, by the Wayside

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RoadsideTreeOr, autumn by the roadside.

Photographs made from a moving car (I wasn’t driving, obviously). I found the intense colour a bit bothersome in these particular compositions so I converted them to sepia and adjusted the levels of some of the tones to bring out contrast.

These are made using a slow shutter speed and by panning the camera (following the subject) as the car moves along. I like employing this technique as it can result in some unusual photographs with some parts of the frame relatively in focus and other parts quite blurred, sometimes resulting in what appears to be opposing movement.

I like, too, not knowing what to expect when I look at the image. It’s always a bit of a surprise, with many failures and a few frames having a bit of interest. Well, and it is an alternative for those times when you see potential photographs…

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Three-Dimensional Trees out of layers of Painted Glass

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Turkish arist Ardan Ozmenoglu has created a series of three-dimensional trees out of layers of painted glass. The purpose of the project was to provide a social commentary of transience versus permanence in human culture and to encourage people to look at things from multiple perspectives.

Artist’s statement

I slice a flat image down to its constituent parts, like the levels of a topographic map. The flat image, existing now on multiple slides of glass, is abstracted and becomes sculpture, captured within and between the glass as it interacts with its medium and becomes a different image depending on the position of the viewer. This is the creation of dimension, mood and meaning for the viewer.

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Van Gogh trees

Artist [show]Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)     TitleThe Large Plane Trees (Road Menders at Saint-Rémy) Description English: In 1889, after suffering a severe hallucinatory seizure, Van Gogh committed himself to an asylum near Saint-Rémy. While walking through the town that fall, he was impressed by the sight of men repairing a road beneath immense plane trees. Rushing to capture the yellowing leaves, he painted this composition on an unusual cloth with a pattern of small red diamonds, visible in the picture’s many unpainted areas. “In spite of the cold,” he wrote to his brother, “I have gone on working outside till now, and I think it is doing me good and the work too.” After painting this composition directly from nature, Van Gogh used it to produce a second version in the studio known as The Road Menders at Saint-Rémy. Painted on a traditional canvas covered by a ground layer, the second version is more restrained, the explosive yellows balanced by larger areas of cool color.[1] ↑ Cleveland Museum of Art DateSaint-Rémy, November 1889 Mediumoil on canvas Dimensions	73.4 × 91.8 cm (28.9 × 36.1 in)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)
The Large Plane Trees (Road Menders at Saint-Rémy). 1889

After suffering a severe hallucinatory seizure, Van Gogh committed himself to an asylum near Saint-Rémy. While walking through the town that fall, he was impressed by the sight of men repairing a road beneath immense plane trees. Rushing to capture the yellowing leaves, he painted this composition on an unusual cloth with a pattern of small red diamonds, visible in the picture’s many unpainted areas. “In spite of the cold,” he wrote to his brother, “I have gone on working outside till now, and I think it is doing me good and the work too.” After painting this composition directly from nature, Van Gogh used it to produce a second version in the studio known as The Road Menders at Saint-Rémy. Painted on a traditional canvas covered by a ground layer, the second version is more restrained, the explosive yellows balanced by larger areas of cool color.
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Lirios de Van Gogh

Artist [show]Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)     TitleIrises DateSaint-Rémy, May 1889 Mediumoil on canvas Dimensions28 × 36.625 in (71.1 × 93 cm)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)
Irises. Saint-Rémy, May 1889. oil on canvas. (71.1 × 93 cm)

Van Gogh grass

Artist [show]Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)     Title English: Clumps of Grass Date	1889 Medium	oil on canvas Dimensions	45.1 × 48.8 cm (17.8 × 19.2 in)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)
Clumps of Grass. 1889. oil on canvas. 45.1 × 48.8 cm (17.8 × 19.2 in)