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Monet & Friends I

By saltireblue    
Mrs. Salty and I went to our first cultural event since July last year. Coincidentally, the location was the same as the last one we were at that time. Then it was a 500 year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci. This time it was a digital presentation of the French Impressionist painters, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Dega and Pissaro.

It felt strange to be mingling (socially distanced) among strangers again, and we were both very aware of keeping one eye on what others were doing. There were a few people who did not deem it necessary to use face masks...

As with Da Vinci, I was more interested in the public than the exhibition itself, although I did give it all my attention after I had satisfied the photographer in me...

This is the first of a series from the exhibition. I hope you like some of them.

Many thanks to all who contributed to my previous effort, 2 weeks ago.
Thanks for bothering.

Tags: B&w Art Candid Shadows Silhouette People Portraits and people Hadeland Glass Light & shadows Exhibition / Gallery

Voters: TimMunsey, DaveRyder, ZenTony and 54 more

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ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 7:48AM
Malc. Just stunning.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 7:49AM
Excellent in mono, Malc.

7 Jun 2021 8:03AM
impressionistic all the way...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Jun 2021 8:31AM
Looks fascinating... looking forward to the rest of the series😁
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 9:05AM
No arguments please, we're Monet's. Those ladies look formidable at twice life-size and even more formidable in high-contrast black & white; quite gargantuan in fact.

Have a gong for being brave and standing up to them Wink

AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 9:05AM
First "impressions" are all good. splendid work Malc.
7 Jun 2021 9:06AM
Very impressive Malc. I love the Impressionists and look forward to more in this series.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 9:17AM
Oh wow. Simply, oh wow...
People interacting with art, becoming a part of it. That's what the best exhibitions achieve...
I'm envious, in a way. The occasions when we have mixed in any way with other people I find myself watching them, measuring distances. We are suddenly noticing things like the height of ceilings, open or closed windows... This is a new normality.
7 Jun 2021 9:24AM
Impressionism meets Saltivision. That’s different. Deserves an award for sheer bottle.
7 Jun 2021 9:34AM
Some wonderful artist's listed here, Malc' and a great shot which incorporates the human element perfectly.
Well done that man.

jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 10:02AM
Absolutely love this. The patterns would keep me interested for hours. I would have this on the wall. Great work Malc.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 10:30AM
Daring, Different and Digital! Looking forward to the series.

7 Jun 2021 11:01AM
Brilliant .... just brilliant! Fully worthy of an award!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 Jun 2021 11:51AM
A fine almost abstract mono, well framed and captured, Malc 👍
After months of going uptown and hardly seeing a soul around, it does indeed seem strange being amongst so many people!
Trev 😀
clicknimagine Plus
11 880 105 India
7 Jun 2021 12:34PM
Love the abstract feel to this, reality and imagination is perfectly blended together...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 1:10PM
Excellent composition, such a fascinating shot...
Isabel GrinGrin
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
7 Jun 2021 2:08PM
I like the high contrast treatment you have applied. It suits the subject and also gives it a touch of mystery, with ghostly figures jumping out at you! I think we have all got out of the art of mingling in crowds now, and tend to still keep dodging people.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
7 Jun 2021 2:45PM
I feel like I'm put back in time with all the masters. Am I dreaming I wonder. This is REALLY GOOD Malc.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
7 Jun 2021 2:53PM
Brilliant Malc, it is so eye-catching but I'm a huge Monet fan and just love the Impressionism era. Works for me, big time👏 !!

Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 3:11PM
Cleverly done Malcolm.
Look forward to more.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 3:52PM
An excellent piece of social observation.
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
7 Jun 2021 6:04PM
Absolutely splendid young Sir. You managed to turn some pretty decent art into
some more pretty decent art. Have a gold star and i shall return Mr Kilroy to you, right away.
And very nicely done as well.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 580 England
7 Jun 2021 7:31PM
I'm with Jason, needs printing Mr. Salty !!
Wonderfully interesting and different image, with the black silhouettes becoming part of the slide show..
And it's fantastic how paintings appreciated for the way the colour is used work well in black & white..
My award!
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
8 Jun 2021 8:36AM
Very good work

Joe Smile
13 Jun 2021 6:54PM
Stunning work...Lin

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