“A picture is about something, not of something”

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I visited some Open Gardens with some friends yesterday and saw this bronze or bronze effect sculpture which doubles as a water feature and I thought it rather beautiful so took a photo.

…… but this shot was not what I really saw..

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This was what I REALLY saw – an intimate and tender portrait with the leaves gently touching the face and shoulder .

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‘A picture is about something, not of something. You need to interpret your subject not imitate it.’        

Kees van Aalst

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You can see some of my other post with a sculpture tag here

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If you’d like to you can read my other blog 1500 Saturdays here  

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21 thoughts on ““A picture is about something, not of something”

  1. that is lovely Helen both touching and restful to look at. Amazing how different the picture looks when you only show part of it.

    • Thank you Rachael.. you know when you get that feeling that you have something good which is agreat feeling.. when I saw how the leaves were naturally arranged I felt a little thrill

  2. Just love the second picture Helen. In particular that little curl on the hollow of the shoulder … all the leaves delicately caress the sleeping stone figure … beautifully seen 🙂

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