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Shape, form and space

One of the things I love about winter is frost! First of all it keeps (sensible) people indoors and thanks to that, parks, gardens and other interesting places can be mine, all mine! Not that I don’t like people, I like them, but from the distance! The moment I set up my tripod and find the right composition, suddenly a head appears in front of me and I need to wait patiently for the head (and the rest of the body) to go away. The morning frost however is very inconsiderate and doesn’t wait, so I am in a hurry to capture as much as I can in the first hour or so after sunrise. Anyway, I have diverted from the title of the blog which is shape, form and space. I tried to analyse what is art in my previous blog and I thought that showing a few examples of shapes and forms might be a good idea. First of all, what is shape? Shape is two dimensional, usually defined by line, while form has depth, additionally to width and height. Our perception of shape and form are affected by several factors. The position or viewpoint from which an object is seen will emphasize or obscure certain features. I moved around these fantastic sculptures, ponds and steps and chose the composition that hopefully will make the right impression on the biggest critic, that is myself! I have remove as much of the cluttered background as possible as all distractions would diminish the importance of the sculptures and vistas. I hope that with the help of nature that so generously spread the frost this morning, these photographs depict the beauty of the sculptures and the environment well.

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  1. JoannaJoanna01-11-2013

    It is so good to look at the beauty and harmony of nature and true art in your photographs and calm my nerves after seeing ‘My Bed’. We all know that some eccentric art collectors are ready to pay huge money for the most controversial works of art, but ‘My Bed’ shortlisted for the Turner Prize?! It is just appalling!

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