Ann-Christine’s Angles challenge this week “speaks” to me in several ways. First, let’s look at the creative angle in architecture, photography, fine art, and street art. In this sense of the word, “angle” means a shift in perspective. Great creative artists are visionaries who show us a different way of looking at the world.
Creativity arises from our ability to see things from many different angles.~Keri Smith
As some of you may know, I am a big fan of architecture and love to capture shots of dramatic structures, like this one in the Docklands area of Dublin. I admire the architect’s attention to detail–in choosing materials that reflect the sky and the surroundings. Even the placement of the windows at these angles is a carefully considered decision to maximize the aesthetic effect.
Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.~Mary Schmich
When I visited the Baptistry in Florence several months ago, I was surprised that I could walk right in and view this treasure without waiting in line –unlike the Duomo just a dozen steps away. One glance at the 80-foot octagonal ceiling and I was mesmerized by the intricate mosaic design divided into rectangular sections featuring saints, deities, and angels. The artistry, detail, design, and golden hues created a divine cosmos glowing in a night sky. As I walked around the Baptistry, I shot dozens of images from different angles. That’s the hallmark of great art, isn’t it? To expose us to new ways of seeing and changing us in the process.
Reality is like a face reflected in the blade of a knife; its properties depend on the angle from which we view it.~Hsing Yun
Sometimes street art hits our eyes like a lighting bolt out of the blue. That was the effect of this image taken on the streets of Melbourne earlier this year. I loved the vivid crayon-like design and colors, full of sharp but friendly angles.
All of us at Lens-Artists love our photo “conversations” with you as you create posts on the weekly themes. We hope you join us for Ann-Christine’s wonderfully creative Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #59: Angles. Remember to link your post to Ann-Christine’s post and tag it Lens-Artists to help us find it in the WP Reader.
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Next week, it’s Amy’s turn to lead the challenge, so be sure to visit her blog for her creative inspiration. As always, Amy, Tina, Ann-Christine, and I thank you for your support of our challenge!