For making photos of the paintings you need special creativity just skill. and the best you can do it is to be as close as possible to the original, but in fact it is not your work. So to make it the composition of your own you should include something more , for instance the visitors admiring the picture. With sculpture it is quite different situation, specially when it is big piece of art. You must choose the best vantage point and depending of it you get quite different captures. Here three photos of the "Reclining figure" by Henry Moore. I was very lucky to see the big exhibition of Moore's sculptures in Hatfield House.
Which one you like most? The main photo or this , or this this ?
,"An outdoor exhibition of 15 monumental bronze works by Henry Moore was open at Hatfield House. It is the centre piece of a year of events to celebrate the Hertfordshire stately home's 400th anniversary.
'Moore at Hatfield' is the largest collection of the British sculptor's monumental works ever exhibited in the grounds of an historic house.
The Marquis of Salisbury, whose family have owned the Jacobean house continuously for the past 400 years, said the exhibition was an appropriate way of celebrating the anniversary of the completion of the house in 1611.
"We wanted to celebrate the fact that Hatfield from the very beginning has been interested in the arts," he said. "The builder of the house [Robert Cecil] was a tremendous artistic patron of music, pictures and sculpture.
"We thought that since he was at the cutting edge of the world of the arts at the beginning of the 17th Century, it would be rather fun to have one, if not the greatest, of the British modern 20th Century sculptors in the form of Henry Moore to help us celebrate that anniversary. It would be in the spirit of the house.
Moore, who died in 1986, said that "Sculpture is an art of the open air . . . I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in or on the most beautiful building in the world".
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ChrisJ (101844) 2012-03-11 4:00
A good rendition of this unusual modern art with excellent pp work and striking warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sky & red & yellow/green colors. Superb graphism and the places where the white of the sculpture overlap the dark shadows really accentuates the effect. Tfs!
Sergiom (64083) 2012-03-11 6:17
Non seulement la sculpture est belle et sensuelle dans sa pose, elle profite d'une belle luminosité et d'un arrière plan très beau.
holmertz (43291) 2012-03-11 12:14
This is a fascinating sculpture that could probably be given various interpretations. It also has the advantage of being placed in really nice surroundings. The fine buildings, the trees and the sunshine all have a kind of interaction with the sculpture and enhance its value. All three versions are interesting but i giess I prefer this one.
saxo042 (37596) 2012-03-11 12:52
This is a very interesting sculpture, I really like the works of Henry Moore (we have one of his sculptures at the Castle Forest, if I can find someone in red beside it, I may post a photo...). You have also included a very interesting note and good workshops too!
dkmurphys (50760) 2012-03-11 13:16
Impressive and very spactacular artwork. Great catch, fine postcard.
Enjoy the week.
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-03-11 15:14
Tra i tre scatti proposti personalmente preferisco il post principale, penso che la bellissima scultura si apprezzi in tutto il suo sviluppo orizzontale.
Ed è anche molto bello il contesto paesaggistico nella quale è inserita, tra bei colori e con una magnifica luce. Un caro abbraccio ed una bella settimana.
baddori (20015) 2012-03-11 17:04
Scultura "creativa" in un contesto da tempo funzionale.
Miracoli dell'estro artistico ...e del responsabile alla cultura ed urbanistica del luogo .
Sonata11 (33426) 2012-03-11 20:21
ciekawa rzeba na tle bardzo ladne i ciekawaj architektury. Bardzo ladne i przyjemne dla oka zdjecie. Podoba mi sie kolorystyka, ostrosc, POV. Super kadr.
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-12 0:52
Hi Malgo, I see you are back in England posting from your old trip.. a most unusual sculpture - buyt Henry Moore is famous.. I like the contrast between the sculpture and the old buildings behind.. - all part of art. congrats Rich
ikeharel (60451) 2012-03-22 8:31
Astonishing contrast, Malgo, that's what I saw immediately.
The colorful background intensify the white unique sculpture, modern to the extreme, yet a nice one.
Well managed photojob.