Photo Challenge: Quest

For many decades I photographed interesting places, scenes, people, etc.

Photography for me is a very important hobby, an essential part of my life.

Very often I meet somebody or something and make a shot. During processing I try  to understand better what attracted me and to express meaning of the shot..

Below is a picture of a stranger I met in the morning this summer in Pocono Manor.

What a model!

What a proud beautiful profile!

This stranger loves walking and knows that walking is very good for health.

I hope you know it too.

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QUEST

An Old Master or a Mini-Monet (Kieron Williamson)?

The article below tells about an art prodigy Kieron Williamson and gives six opportunities to choose between his paintings and paintings of Old Masters.

I was right 5 times.

Enjoy the article and please let me know your results.

KIERON WILLIAMSON

 

Life and quotes of Wassily Kandinsky.

Yesterday I received incredible information connected in unbelievable mysterious ways with Wassily Kandinsky. I am going to publish it this week.

In the meantime I recommend all of my followers and guests to read about life of this artist HERE and in other articles on the internet and to read his quotes below.

Everything starts from a dot. ”

There is no must in art because art is free. ”

The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul. ”

The more frightening the world becomes … the more art becomes abstract. ”

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential. ”

The true work of art is born from the ‘artist’: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being. ”

The artist is not a ‘Sunday child’ for whom everything immediately succeeds. He does not have the right to live without duty. The task that is assigned to him is painful, it is a heavy cross for him to bear. ”

To create a work of art is to create the world.”

Art of Nikolaj Arndt.

Several days ago Nicolas Green shared with the Google Photo Community the painting below made by Nikolaj Arndt.

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You can read about Nikolaj Arndt HERE and see videos that show how the painter works on streets, his street art and his graphics.

Erte.

I am not sure how many people today know about the biography and the art of Erte. If you don’t know about him please read it HERE.

For me Erte is most known by his bronze sculptures. I loved elegance of his bronze women from the moment I saw them for the first time.

You can see these sculptures below.

ERTE”S BRONZE SCULPTURES

Here is the famous “Symphony in Black” by Erte:

Symphony in Black