Nautic action painting
In the fishery harbour of Naxos I saw this giant tractor tire that's used as a shock absorber for the mooring and moored larger fishing vessels. As an admirer of the work of Willem de Kooning, I immediately thought that I encountered a 'forgotten work' of his. But there just might be another explanation, of course ;-)
Willem de Kooning is known as an ‘abstract expressionist’ painter – a term he personally didn’t approve of because he found it pleonastic – and he got a point here. De Kooning has been also loosely associated with 'action painting' because of the likeness of some of his work to that of action painter Jackson Pollock.
A more conventional 'bumper' in Pireaus harbour, shot 8 years ago is: here
The soundtrack: John Cage - Seven Haiku This piece was dedicated to Willem de Kooning (amongst others).
The start of the second Cycladic trptych which probably will be a bit more graphic then the first one.
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CLODO (30984) 2012-08-24 0:53
A masterpiece for sure, and a stunning POV. it tke stime to understand what we see. Splendid rainbow of colors!
SnapRJW (31619) 2012-08-24 2:09
Hello Bert - I like your idea here and your reference to 'abstract expressionism' and 'action painting' is not without foundation, there is a similarity in the textures and crusted layers of paint. A creative shot which fascinates! Warm regards rosemary
Royaldevon (31531) 2012-08-24 2:30
There was much to digest in your notes but linked well to the photograph. Certainly the colours appear like scattered powder paint on wet paper, an experience I saw many times in my primary school!
I really like the comtrast between the textures on the rubber tyre and the aqua blue water, beyond.
Have a lovely day,
jhm (141571) 2012-08-24 2:55
Willem de Kooning zat niet in mijn geheugen, maar ik wel even gekeken.
U bent een crack in dergelijke foto's waar weinig mensen voor stilstaan, maar ik geef graag toe dat uw foto een pracht werk is en inderdaad kan aangebracht worden als schilderij.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen met een laaghangende mist, 23.6° C, en windstil
UlfE (14641) 2012-08-25 0:00
Very well spotted indeed. Not only nature's artwork but also a very artistic photo by the photografer. I really enjoy the croppping and perspective. Excellent sharpness and detail and of course wonderful colours. TFS and have nice weekend!
dkmurphys (50576) 2012-08-25 4:35
Simple artistic capture. I love the textures and the colors, fine detail.
Enjoy the weekend.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-08-25 9:18
It is incredible what can make or power of the sea, water and air. When reconciling all together just create stunning compositions like this. Creative and quality work.
Have a nice evening,
danos (88575) 2012-08-28 7:40
this old tire as is painting, looks like to be an modern art element than a shock absorber for the coming boats and ships.
A lot of them ere used in the most Greek ports so are so common for us,to recognise them as shrug off when we see one of them.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
nikkitta (15464) 2012-08-28 16:03
Great work, plenty of creativity, like textures and contrasting colors
It s true,in a way, it s like a picture of De Kooning being myself a fan of Polak , action painting and Street art
All this is mixed in your capture
Great informative note, with plenty of links and very good music
Hanssie (10425) 2012-09-06 22:39
Ha, ha, leuk gevonden en nog een prachtige foto vol texturen ! !
- Copyright: Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) (13358)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-19
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP 17-50 f/2,8 VC, Lexar Prem SDhc 16GB, Hoya HD Protector 72 mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/8000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cyclads 2011
- Theme(s): Harbours, Urban Art [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-23 23:53