Saturday, 8 May 2010

Hello

One might have hoped we'd be saying 'hello' to a brand new era in Britain this weekend - but it seems not... just another load of political horse-trading and confusion!

My photograph is another of those apparently random exhibits in Salts Mill, Saltaire - this time a 1963 poster by the artist Roy Lichtenstein. It's titled "Cold Shoulder", and the original is in the collection of the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - but I imagine the print is hanging right here on the stairs at Salts Mill because it says 'hello' to welcome visitors. It makes a striking image against the painted wall.
I have slightly cheated and swapped the actual cream wall for a white one, because I thought it had more impact.

9 comments:

  1. That is an interesting shot. Sorry to hear about the confusion in UK Politics at the moment.

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  2. Lovely photo -- the black handrail is quite striking.

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  3. The black handrail acts as a good 'pointer' and you are right, the wall is probably better for being white. It might be interesting to see what impact it would have if you also whitened the grey wall on which the picture is hanging, just as an exercise. Good shot.

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  4. I like this shot!you choosed a funny angle, and it's like the painting was welcoming us. Have a nice week-end!

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  5. That's a nice shot, and the white wall works very well.

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  6. A very well thought out shot. It's almost monochromatic. One of your best images from purely an artistic aspect.

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  7. It is a great modern composition of a modern art poster. Good job!

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  8. That's funny that the print says Hello, and it's entitled 'Cold Shoulder'. I like the angle of this shot, it seems to go right along with the print too. ~Lili

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  9. Beautifully done. Perfect composition, perfect colours.

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