John Steiner hosts the Cellpic Sunday challenge and invites you to share your cell photos only. I took all these photos with my iPhone 12 Mini and I hope without a flash. I did get called on the carpet because my flash went off. No flash fired in any of the pictures below.
Van Gogh Immersive Event
My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn toward it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or to explain it.Vincent van Gogh
On Thursday my husband and I attended this magnificent event escaping the 113 degree outdoor temperature in Scottsdale, AZ. I asked if I could post the pictures and the docent said I could, and to please get the word out about the show. Click to get tickets to the Scottsdale/Phoenix event.
The slide show extravaganza with classical music and common sounds that would be appropriate to the paintings lasts about an hour.
There are two showrooms, on with a few seats, and the other with people sitting on the floor. We were super glad when the attendant showed us to the room with chairs. The same show displays in both rooms on all four walls. Similar views show on all four walls but as you can see, they are not identical.
I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.’Vincent van Gogh
The photographs fade in and out and so they don’t completely resemble the painting from which they originate. The subjects might move or just morph from one image into another in time to the music.
Vince and I particularly enjoyed the portraits some of which originated from other larger pieces and were singled out for notice.
You can’t be at the pole and the equator at the same time. You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, and it will probably be color.Vincent van Gogh
Photography was encouraged, but your timing had to be quick before the picture started to fade and morph into another scene. There was little time to be mindful of what you took. He who hesitated lost the shot.
I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.Vincent van Gogh
Clarity was not just a matter of moving your camera or having bad eyesight. Van Gogh earned the reputation for being one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists and his work powerfully influenced the current of Expressionism in modern art.
If you wonder what Post Impressionistic art is, the impressionistic artists were romantic and used a lot of color except for blacks and browns. Subjects were idealistic. Realism and naturalistic artists tried to make their paintings appear more true to life as we see it. Beginning around 1880, artists Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne reacted against realism, naturalism. These post-impressionist artists explored color, line, and form, and the emotional response of the artist.
Pat from Jazzy Tower posted the Van Gogh Immersive Event for PPAC #8 which includes a beautiful video her daughter took. Apparently videos and photos are okay as long as you don’t use a flash. There is nothing you can purchase after the event.
FOTD 29 Sunflower and Dahlias
For FOTD today in keeping with Cell Pic Sunday, I am including three more beautiful flowers from our Mortimer Farms experience when we went with Terri Webster Schrandt and her husband.
This month, since TreeSquares is over, I decided to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge – (FOTD). Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it. I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe). Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts:
- Single flowers
- Multiple flowers
- Flower fields
- Tree or bush blossoms
- Autumn leaves
- Spring leaves
- Decorative Cabbage
Don’t forget #WQWWC subject work and careers will host on Yvette Prior’s Priorhouse Blog on Wednesday September 1st. See you all there!