Imitating Art

Cheri Lucas Rowlands says,

Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around? For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it.


This painting by the German artist Wilhelm  Zimmer, of a village band reminded me of a photo I took in Kent a couple of years ago. The two images were created more than a hundred years apart, but I think there are some similarities, do you?



Quiet a difficult challenge this week, the relentless wind and rain doesn’t make me want to go out to take photos!

28 thoughts on “Imitating Art

  1. Funny, but I think I’ve seen that header before somewhere, Gilly? 🙂 🙂
    Brilliant response to the challenge. I’ve downloaded my photos but barely been home a couple of hours. Catch up, here I come 🙂

  2. I love the order of the first one (the privilege of an artist) and the slight disorder of the second (the handicap of the photographer). A great response to the prompt – even the palette is similar.

  3. what a great take on the challenge! very similar mood in both of them. i was just looking for a dog to run across the foreground of your image from Kent. i think he appeared just after you clicked 🙂
    seriously, this is brilliant. i found this challenge rather difficult and opted to sit out this round. but really enjoyed this one. thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you like it, no it isn’t mine, it’s the kind of thing I like to see in a gallery but wouldn’t want to own. I couldn’t get quite the sepia I wanted for some reason.

      1. It works well whatever you did. Such a difficult challenge this week, I just haven’t had the time or energy to even think about it!

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