Abstract expressionist value expression over perfection, vitality over finish, fluctuation over repose, the unknown over the known, the veiled over the clear, the individual over society and the inner over the outer.
— William C. Seitz, American artist and Art historian
Taking a close-up of a mundane object – in this case a door with peeling paint – I then played around with a stained-glass effect. Fascinating to see the myriad of tones that emerge from this mainly blue palette.
Arabesque Ribeiro da Cunha Palace @ No 26 Rua dom Pedro V
dating from 1877, now housing a university department. This once beautiful building, now somewhat dilapidated, is close to the Parque Príncipe (Prince) Real, near Bairro Alto which is a wonderful park though a little tired at the time of my visit in 2012, as indeed much of Lisbon was.
Paula’s (Lost in Translation) challenge this week is Traces of the Past
Paula’s black and white Sunday this week is brought to us by her guest blogger Lisa Dorenfest who is currently living in Sydney, Australia. Not for much longer it seems. Her challenge is One.
Taken today in Trengwainton Gardens, Madron, Cornwall.
Paula’s (Lost in Translation) challenge this week is Three of a Kind
maybe not quite what Paula had in mind, but hard to resist a pub sign like this in a back street of St Ives, Cornwall
For more Cornish views please pop over to my new blog.
Paula’s black and white Sunday this week is delicate. Now my selected image may not conjure up fine craftsmanship or intricate textures, but I am aiming for a sense of elegance and grace with these lovely trees providing an intimate framework for the pleasures of Parisians enjoying the spring air.
Lovers sitting on a bench, a child playing, families strolling through le Jardin des Plantes, the main botanical garden in France which lies in the 5th arrondissement of Paris on the left bank of the Seine. This photo reminds me of the sort of picture we used to study at school during our French lessons in order to learn the vocabulary and practice speaking. So many details to find.