Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #15

A few weeks ago I was taking a photo of a street in Aix en Provence. I decided to set the camera to one of it’s creative modes, where you don’t need to have a drop of creativity yourself, it does it for you. I have no idea how it happened, but instead of one of  the options of the view, it was changing on its own and I ended up with fifteen to choose from. Here are seven.

Perhaps I should read the camera manual, but I never do, I’m a kinesthetic learner and I don’t understand them!

 

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Yes but is it art?

For number two of my occasional street art post, I’m in Warsaw. With apologies to the artist, this work reminds me of those colouring books for adults, does it you?

And is it art or graffiti?

Graffiti writing and street art are often confused with one another. Both are subversive art movements where work is displayed in public rather than a gallery setting. While graffiti artists place their work in public, . . .

Maybe this work isn’t finished, perhaps by now it’s in full colour.

 

 

Paula’s Thursday Special, Frontier

Paula at Lost in Translation is making a flying visit this week with a Thursday Special challenge, with five words to choose between, I’ve chosen ‘Frontier’.

Burkino Faso FrontierAm I the only one that hears a place name like Ouagadougou and wants to go there? The answer is probably yes, unless you say otherwise!

I didn’t cross the border, and the advice for Burkina Faso is currently only essential travel.  This was as close as I could go when I took this photo.

There are four more choices this week, gushing, aperture, triplets and tapered, perhaps you’d like to join in?

 

 

Street Art Series

Graffiti writing and street art are often confused with one another. Both are subversive art movements where work is displayed in public rather than a gallery setting. While graffiti artists place their work in public, generally speaking they are not interested in the public understanding their work; they want to speak to other graffiti artists. Street artists want everyone to view and be engaged by their work. They are trying to make a statement. Graffiti writing and street art are closely related contemporary art movements, however, they differ in terms of technique, function and intent

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I’ve decided to do an occasional post of street art, so the quote is for anyone who is uncertain of the difference. Like many of you, I love street art and find some graffiti interesting.

Street artI’m kicking off with this on from the trendy Cour Julien and I’d love to know your feelings about street art.

Happy Thursday!

 

Matron’s office all stitched up

A few weeks ago I went to Wild About Wool, an event at Poltimore house. One of the things that touched me was the room that had been the Matron’s office. It had been decorated by some of the people showing their yarn work, both knitting and crochet.

It would be lovely if the decorations could stay in place while rebuilding continues, the room needs cheering up.