I'm inspired by skies
The art exhibition I visited over the weekend was called: "From Tiepolo to Degas".
What did I learn by seeing another artist's work?
What inspired me?
What did I like about their art?
Which artist inspired me the most from the exhibition?
His name is François-Louis David Bocion, born in 1828 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He was well-known for his paintings of Lake Léman.
He also studied in Paris and made many paintings in Venice.
What I like about his art are the beautiful reflections in the water and his vast skies, dotted with clouds.
painting by Bocion
I have noticed that these elements sometimes appear in my own photographs
like this photo taken of the same lake that Bocion loved to paint.
What did I dislike in this exhibition?
I didn't enjoy looking at art that was flat and lifeless looking or that contained a maximum of muddy tones.
What did I noticed that was new to me?
I noticed that I could also enjoy looking at rather abstract art where I was able to take pleasure in shapes and colours without labelling them.
painting by Bocion of a very calm lake
It's true that I feel "called" to calm waters with gentle reflections
rather like this one of a smaller lake
I love the peace that is felt in the above picture with the play on light and shadows and the soft reflections of the white house to the left of the trees and the other reflectionsof the trees to the right of the capture.
Of course, I like many other types of paintings, but these were about the ones I saw in the exhibition.
There were also a few paintings of well-known artist, René Magritte. I really like the quirkiness of some of his works. Here are two examples:
This one is called "The Human Condition". I love it!
This one has two elements I am really attracted to: sky and water
There are often blue skies with fluffy clouds in Magritte's paintings. They really draw me in.
I will be doing the exercise more often now... allowing myself to be inspired by other artist's visions and noticing how many of my photographs have already incorporated what I have seen elsewhere - without even realizing it.