The Gates was a site-specific work of art by Bulgarian artist Christo Yavacheff and French artist Jeanne-Claude, known jointly as Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The artists installed 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles (37 km) of pathways in Central Park in New York City. From each gate hung a panel of deep saffron-colored nylon fabric. The exhibit ran from February 12, 2005 through February 27, 2005.
The books and other memorabilia distributed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude refer to the project as The Gates, Central Park, New York, 1979–2005 in reference to the time that passed from the artists' initial proposal until they were able to go ahead with it.
The Gates were greeted with mixed reactions. Some people loved them for brightening the bleak winter landscape and encouraging late-night pedestrian traffic in Central Park; others hated them, accusing them of defacing the landscape. Some cyclists saw them as an obstruction which could cause accidents, although cycling is not legal on those paths. They received a great deal of their nationwide fame as a frequent object of ridicule by David Letterman as well as Keith Olbermann, whose apartment was nearby.
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papagolf21 (76465) 2012-10-22 4:12
Bonjour, chère Maria,
Très intéressante note d'accompagnement permettant de mieux comprendre l'image joliment présentée.
Très bonne journée.
Sergiom (39122) 2012-10-22 5:13
Un beau cadrage vertical qui nous offre une belle perspective sur ce cadre sans porte. La plongée est très sévère et le feuillage vert offre une belle atmosphère.
cornejo (17988) 2012-10-22 5:34
Hello Maria, a lovely composition with beautiful imaginary door perfectly captured in this great picture, very nice image, very well composed and framed, excellent sharpness, depth, light and color. Very nice and charming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Kielia (20411) 2012-10-22 6:23
what a beautiful impression of this interesting place accompanied by an outstanding note. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. This is really a very well composed image; my compliments!
dkmurphys (36727) 2012-10-22 7:19
Very fine presentation of this place. I like the idea and the rustic effect. Well seen, have a good week.
Sonata11 (28235) 2012-10-22 7:51
what an interesting place wonderully presented. Fantastic composition with great quality and wonderfully executed image. I really like it. Perfectly well done. Like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-22 9:12
oltre al simpatico soggetto c'è alle spalle una sapiente costruzione della scena ed un formato che si addice perfettamente a questo tipo di scena.
Sono molto belli i colori e la luce, con quel verde che fa sfondo.
Un caro saluto
ikeharel (37222) 2012-10-22 9:46
This wooden gate has yet another purpose: to protect the passing strollers bump with the branchs above, although you told it's an art detail.
Lovely shot within the forest, excelent light and view the green area around.
mesutilgim (67888) 2012-10-22 12:53
Nice capture of this pathway and the wooden "gate" ! Good pov and good layout.
TFS and best regards
lousat (57542) 2012-10-22 14:58
Hi Maria,this pic remember me the butterflies valley of Rhodes..eheh..magnificent perspective and great exposure,details and colors,very interesting note too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
siamesa (27449) 2012-10-22 16:05
Boa noite Maria
The point of view is superb. Original idea and a very beautiful photo.
Didi (48880) 2012-10-22 16:25
Original picture and interesting notes about the two artist
They worked also in France on some projects like the packkage of the Pont Neuf in Paris
pajaran (36149) 2012-10-22 23:26
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na stepenice i drvece ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the stairs and trees ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best.
danos (73926) 2012-10-23 0:40
Μαρία γεια σου,
ώστε επισκεύθηκες τα Λουτρά Πόζαρ,φαντάζομαι να ήταν μια εξαιρετική εμπειρία.Σχεδίαζα να πάω εκεί τον Φεβρουάριο αλλά μου τα χάλασε το πολύ χιόνι που είχε πέσει την εποχή εκείνη.
Το δρομάκι με την αυτοσχέδια ξύλινη πύλη που οδηγεί στην κοίτη του ποταμού είναι σαν να οδηγεί σ΄ ένα άλλο κόσμο.
mohammad_H (6574) 2012-10-23 0:43
Wonderful shot, lovely the landscape and forest
The green color of the trees and feel the comfort
Well obviously, you look good
Succeed and be happy
Happy days, peace and life. With hope and a bright future, you
Thanoslim (310) 2012-10-23 3:32
Υπέροχη φωτογραφία με ζωντανά χρώματα και πολύ ωραίο θέμα..
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-23 13:28
This is a picture very natural, fun to watch. The exhibition and the quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
fabbs99 (5334) 2012-10-23 19:30
The stony pathway and the door and barricades made from wood logs give a nice a impression of what the two artists may have wanted to depict as an art form.A little deviation from the mainstream ideas but still very much commendable.I like your point of view and your inner feelings are very much reflected in this shot to honour the ideas and concept of the artists.TFS.
Best Regards and good wishes
mirosu (5507) 2012-10-23 19:50
Well chosen vertical format for this very good composed photo. The stone stairs are nicely leading into the picture. There is nice color contrast between the brighter foreground and darker green foliage. The DOF and viewpoint is perfect. Well done.
jacquest (14076) 2012-10-26 12:38
I like the stone stairway in this green environment with a discreet light. The mood is quite special. The vertical format is well chosen together with the straight down look.
ourania (12287) 2012-10-27 4:13
πολύ καλή οπτική γωνία και σύνθεση που μας βάζουν πάνω στο πέτρινο μονοπάτι το οποίο οδηγεί σε ένα άλλο επίπεδο του δάσους. Η αυτοσχέδια πύλη εκτός από γραφικότητα αποκτά και σημασία χάρη στο θαυμάσιο βάθος, την προοπτική και την ευκρίνεια της εικόνας. Μου αρέσουν πάρα πολύ τα φυσικά χρώματα και η ήρεμη και δροσερή ατμόσφαιρα που απέδωσες πιστά. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
Silvio1953 (98001) 2012-10-28 6:48
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with beautiful gate, great perspective, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
jmdias (45774) 2012-10-31 6:16
if I understood well this arch was part of the structure created by the artist, when the work was removed remains this..it is this ?
nice framing. I liked the position of these elements and the fabulous indirect light you got here.
Miguel82 (7693) 2013-02-16 13:13
Very original construction Maria
Like that green forest superb colors and good contrast
Interesting note and excellent presentation