“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
This week my husband and I are hosting a bit of a family reunion, so there’s not much time for blogging. I hated to miss Michelle’s Photo Challenge, “Work of Art”, so I’m posting an abbreviated entry. The shot above captures a simple home on laundry day from China’s beautiful Longsheng area. I post-processed it with PS Elements filters to create a bit of an impressionist view of the scene. Below, I applied a similar treatment to a lovely floral scene in China’s Hangzhou.
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Impressionism has always been my favorite form of painting. I studied the French masters as part of my undergraduate degree, and have visited the incredible collections of the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. My entry this week is a nod to their courage for creating a new and boldly different (in its day) style in the face of much criticism, and an acknowledgement of their incredible talent.
Impressionism and painting in general are an obvious entry for art, as is photography. But art can be so many things to so many people. To see what some other bloggers chose for their focus, click here.