Traditional fine art painting and sculpture relies on shapes taken from the real world, of which there are limitless examples. In contrast, abstract artists are obliged to rely on artificial, non-natural forms. Thus abstract art is typically concerned with the production of various geometric shapes. And the size and character of these shapes, their relationship to each other, as well as the colours used throughout the work, become the defining motifs of abstraction.
the art is the exceptional thing, the photograph itself adds nothing to the subject matter apart from allowing us to see it
@Sean McConnellThat's why I consider this a "documentary" photograph - it's essentially a picture of a picture. That being said, I did try to frame the artwork itself in such a way as to give it context and make a pleasing composition (rather than just zoom in on the piece itself.)
love the juxtaposition of the grunge and the delicate elegance of a dance in silhouette ! great photo !
It does appear to be a window to another dimension. Such a contrast between the elegance of ballet and the deterioration of the building. Love it.
Beautifully done. The delicate details amoung the harder contrast of concrete and shadow... oh so inviting!
Wow, I thought, no way, this is definitely photoshop, but the light and shade are too perfectly combined. Nice one.
Alexa Keefe says it perfectly. My thoughts exactly! Fascinating details with a warm, peaceful feeling.
Great photo Lyndia, it does make you look at the detail, the art work is just real simple stencil works, but the framing and capture do make them appear more detailed.
@Paul Vandenberg Thanks Paul!
The reason I took this shot is reflected in Alexa Keefe's explanation as well as in the comments below - the scene really required a double take. I want to shout out to the airbrush artist, whoever he/she may be, that created such an enchanting little piece. And thank you all for the kind comments!
As I looked at your picture my first thought was photoshop...then mirror projection...then how the hell did she do that? I never once thought transdimensional migration so I thank you for the morning mental exercise. Great shot.
@rob scholes lol no problem ;)
I think this photo is also same as mine kindly chekc following link why my photo has not been declared photo of the day http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/1942340/
I think its kinda different..no offence..
I wish the graffiti "artists" in my neighbourhood were so artistic. In this beautiful triptych the viewer is asked to do some work. This is not a photo for the lazy. Immediately the eye is drawn to the Degas like ballerinas, but then the gentleman on the left jumps into view. Naturally there will be more to find, and the figures on the right panel spring alive. This is all before we take in the nuanced textures of the wall.
This photo is a delight. It is truly a piece of art in its own right. Congratulations Ms Polimeni.
Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 9/10 zoom lenses
@J S Thank you so much. I really appreciate your take.
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