Saturday, 28 January 2012

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

    I love John Singer Sargent's painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. The representation of twilight is so accurate and natural. Of course, this was because the artist only worked on this painting for the two minutes of each day when the sun was setting. You can imagine, this painting took quite a long time to complete.
    I have a notion to one day to do a modern version of this painting but with photography. I think it is the lighting, the flowers and the use of chinese lanterns that do it for me. It is a magic piece of work.