Mini Challenge #310 ...in the eye of the beholder...

sarasphotossarasphotos Major grinsAugsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

There's a saying "Art, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder." For this challenge I'd like to see examples of how we "beholders" i.e. photographers can capture the emotion of a three-dimensional work of art - sculptures, statues, carving, installation - any medium, just please no pictures of paintings. The works can represent secular or sacred themes; indoors or outdoors; in public spaces, museums, churches or in private homes... wherever. The photos can capture an entire work or a portion thereof. What I'm looking for is the feeling of being there myself.

The mini will run until Sunday, December 27 (giving us all a bit of a holiday buffer!) 9:00am PST. Have fun!

Here are a few examples:

Wood carving in a cloister

Installation in a museum

In a public garden

In the Louvre

And if you haven't participated before, please take a look at the un-official rules here: https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules#latest

Comments

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 635 Many Grins

    This is a great theme Sara. I'll start it off.

    1. Sun god detail from a memorial pole at Alert Bay BC, carved by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Beau Dick

    1. Antoni Maceo Monument, Santiago de Cuba.

    1. A clay mask on the Spirit Trail, Harrison Hotsprings, BC. The trail contains many of these charming clay masks fastened to red cedar trees. The masks were created by a local artist

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    @DavidRGillespie Thanks for starting, David. Fine entries all!

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,606 Major grins

    Great topic - even though I probably don't have much to offer here are my entries:

    1) Bronze life-sized sculpture of wild horses native to Nevada. Artist is Douglas Van Howd - his studio and this particular sculpture is located in auburn, Ca.

    2) (Tried and true) Station Master sculpture in Dayton, Washington.

    3) Sculpture created from a Redwood tree in a cemetery in Foresthill, Ca. By a local artist who has created three large installations for the cemetery.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    @Cavalier Thanks for the swell entries, Jo!

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,794 moderator

    Great theme! I have so many pictures of statues and such, I will stick with some of the funnier ones.

    1 ppppttttt... Excuse me?

    2 Sundrenched Creature

    3 ...umm...yeah, this one

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    @JAG Joyce, thanks for adding a bit of levity to the mini! :smiley:

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,441 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2020

    Another nice one Sara :)

    1: Four ladies

    2: "Boys Games" by Jarno Mäkilä (Exhibition of contemporary Finnish ceramics in the Finnish Design Museum (Helsinki)

    3: "La mer, ce grand sculpteur" by Jean-Michel Folon enjoying the sunset on a wavebreaker in Knokke

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    And just for fun, one out of competition, a sculpture made by my wife for my sister for her 50th birthday
    (I think you can guess what kind of pet my sister has and what its colour is ;) )

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    @pegelli Thanks for the very interesting entries. Pieter. And wow, your wife is very talented!

  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasRegistered Users Posts: 1,834 Major grins

    Great theme Sara, & tons of great entries! Next couple weeks are going to be extremely busy for me, so please don't consider these as entries, just participation. & @pegelli - very awesome work by your wife, and of course well captured!

    Moses kneeling before the Burning Bush, Smith Hall, KU (stained glass window is in Smith Hall)

    "Rush Hour" by George Segal (with interesting spectator & some weird reflections)

    Dr. Suess store in a Chicago mall (for the smile)

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,765 Major grins

    My granddaughter has fun with making captions for works of art. These are two she did in Paris which I thought amusing - not for judging of course since she's not a member.

    Mine are less amusing
    1) A happy monk- in a little village called Monnickendam (founded by monks)

    2) A brooding Russian poet (in Tallin)

    3) Stephen M. White - As a U. S. Senator, White led the campaign in Congress to make San Pedro a major harbor. Someone has described this statue somewhat unkindly as "The whole impression is that of a man who has slept on a bus."

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    @lkbart @grandmaR GrandmaR, thank you so much for the great entries and Lilian, thanks for taking part even though you don't want to be considered.

  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Registered Users Posts: 211 Major grins

    I've bee away for a while, but I'm back now. Traveling is different in these times. Interesting mini Sara. Here are my submissions.

    Naumburger Dom, Naumburg (Saale), Germany

    Another from the Naumburger Dom, Naumburg (Saale), Germany

    Greenman, Fuggerei Biergarten, Augsburg, Germany

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    Hey Kurt, nice to see entries from you - welcome back! ...and don't expect any favoritism for the home town shot! :wink::wink:

  • BMW KurtBMW Kurt Adventurer, Photographer Registered Users Posts: 211 Major grins

    So my shameless pandering won't work? :D

  • jayegirljayegirl Major grins DFW, TXRegistered Users Posts: 263 Major grins
    edited December 20, 2020

    Flood Wall, Paducah, Kentucky. Edit...I have never considered these paintings but I suppose murals are still paintings. Oops.

    Owen Bradley, Sweet Dreams and Crazy, Downtown Nashville

    Boston, Larry Bird's Shoes

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    @jayegirl Thanks so much for joining in with these three great entries. And although the murals are technically painted, I wouldn't consider this "a picture of a painting" because the mural is very much a part of its environment, which you have captured quite well.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    I hope everyone is having a peaceful holiday season. Just a reminder that there's one day left to enter the mini!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,949 Major grins

    Thanks all for the entries, the mini is now closed. Results will be up tomorrow.

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