This is an abstract detail from a sculpture by Joan Miro. I took this shot at the Joan Miro fundacion in Barcelona:
You are not allowed to take photographs inside the museum but on the rooftop where his sculptures are, you were. What struck me about the museum was the sheer number of exhibits that highlighted the prolific output of this artist. Compared to any other museum I visited in Barcelona, Miro's museum was certainly value for money in terms of the total number of his works on display.
I am a fan of surrealist art and given the nature of Miro's artwork I felt it appropriate to try to create an image with a surrealist feel (without creating a photoshop composite as many do on other websites). Hopefully, with this abstract from a larger sculpture and the POV, I have created something of the surreal.
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danos (78030) 2013-08-23 0:49
nice the view as the presentation of this abstactive scalpture of Miro,with the light and the colour management to brings out the details of it.I like the good placement in the frame.
lousat (63989) 2013-08-23 1:05
Hi Michael,great sculpture by a great artist,and great pic by a great photographer always looking for details and original pics,another masterwork in your gallery of wonder very well seen and whit a very professional work in PP,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (42389) 2013-08-23 1:15
I guess your image is more artistic than the original work. Great shot, love it.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-08-23 1:48
simply great!Love the combination of B&W with red,contrasting elements.
I can only agree with Daniel´s opinion.
Royaldevon (21345) 2013-08-23 2:17
I didn't see this work when I was there but I suspect, from your enthusiasm, that I missed out on a treat!
Your interpretation, to me, looks very surreal! It gives the impression of a heart, reaching out for support, or comfort.
It is a very strong composition, with a limited colour palette that makes you focus immediately on the main image. The b/g textures are cold and rough; the heart is truly imprisoned!
Have a great day,
timecapturer (36924) 2013-08-23 2:46
your artistry and eye for the unusual is stamped all over this fascinating take. I love it - with your crop and post processing making it such a powerful visual expression. Art made into art! Stunning work!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Kugart (1758) 2013-08-23 2:57
Stunning abstract of a stunning abstract . You certainly have got an eye for this sort of thing. Lighting and composition is everything in this shot that gives it visual impact. Nice one.
rbassin (13209) 2013-08-23 3:59
une composition bien cadrée, avec un fort résultat artistique, bravo
subhendu_bagchi (20940) 2013-08-23 4:30
an interesting composition with nice minimal view. Great presentation of the main object with a contrasting background. Good work. Tfs.
jhm (127843) 2013-08-23 4:40
Abstract but excellent details with a nice contrasting between red and dark grey colours.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture very attractive
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (18490) 2013-08-23 7:29
such a minimal and such an original and intriguing image. The colour treatment is superb, apart from the fascinating contrast of the bright red with the grey ambiance, the vignetting effect gives the impression that the light that fills the space is emitted by the red object. Your composition creates a captivating visual riddle that delights the mind in looking for connections and interpretations. It doesn't matter if there's an answer to it, it's better if the viewer establishes their own personal interpretation and has the freedom to change it too:) The textures and the sense of space make also an irresistible effect. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-08-23 9:14
A beautifully presented image Mike. Your PP work is very good and the shot is one I would frame and put on my wall. Well done you for your creative interpretation of the subject. Have a lovely weekend. Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2013-08-23 9:32
You surely have created something abstract and surreal here. Am I right to think its selective color? Or is this the way the sculpture and area are colored? (I feel a little silly asking that, but hey!). I'm not familiar with the artists, thanks for sharing your knowledge.
All the best
macjake (45540) 2013-08-24 12:26
I have to be honest, i'm not exactly sure what i'm looking at.
But i can get past that i suppose :)
the longer I look at it the more confused I seem to get!
So I'll stop looking for now.
what i DO know, is I like your style, to bring us something new as usual.
and the colors of the grey and red are some of the best color contrasts available - so obviously that works well.
and the texture in the bg is great too.
keep them coming
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (6136)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-18
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-23 0:42