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'Ars Gratia Artis'

By Sezz    
'Ars Gratia Artis' or Art for Art's Sake......

...... Art for art's sake" is the usual English rendition of a French slogan, from the early 19th century, ''l'art pour l'art'', and expresses a philosophy that the intrinsic value of art, and the only "true" art, is divorced from any didactic, moral or utilitarian function. Such works are sometimes described as "autotelic", from the Greek autoteles, “complete in itself”, a concept that has been expanded to embrace "inner-directed" or "self-motivated" human beings.

One from my last visit to the city. This was taken from my car window, I was just drawn to the colours. If I remember rightly, this was by Green Park on the way to Park Lane.
Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah x

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DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
10 Jun 2009 6:38PM
Now that I do like Sarah. Colourful and full of thousands of mini-pics Smile

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andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
10 Jun 2009 6:39PM
A veritble myriad of colour Sarah - this is fabulous!!

TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 6:39PM
A fascinating diversity of images beautifully presented.

Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 6:40PM
Really colourful. Well spotted! Smile

Sue Smile
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
10 Jun 2009 7:14PM
What a great spot Sarah makes a super pic well seen and taken

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
10 Jun 2009 7:18PM
love the comp and vibrant colours very striking.lesley
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
10 Jun 2009 7:45PM
What a lovely colourful image, Sarah, very well spotted and captured. This definitely needs to be viewed large to really appreciate the cracking detail.
TrevB Smile
C_Daniels 14 399 10 England
10 Jun 2009 7:45PM
reminds me of the shot of the souvenir shop I have at the start of my slideshow covering my visit to Paris last year...

Superb collection there Sarah and you done it all proud with your brilliant capture Smile
BreadandShutter 10 16 7 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 7:56PM
omg its to bright and colourfull which is great but my head hurts ! Sad
no really its a lovely shot
for full impact ( i had to wear sunglasses ) look large
Excellent as always
Photogene 13 176 Wales
10 Jun 2009 7:58PM
My kind of Gallery, wonderful snapshot Sarah.

RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 8:02PM
A lovely blaze of colour, Sarah, with a wonderful mix of styles. The sort of picture that brightens up the day.

rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
10 Jun 2009 8:12PM
Great location for aspiring artists Sarah, colourful impact. Ron.
nclark 10 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 8:37PM
Wonderful capture of these works of art.
lesgoodey 14 5 1 England
10 Jun 2009 8:38PM
Lovely shot.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Jun 2009 8:57PM
Terrific image,beautifully composed and lots to see.
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 8:57PM
Excellent Large. Very nicely captured
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 9:20PM
Fabulous colourful image.
Sezz 14 619 15 England
10 Jun 2009 11:35PM
Thank you very much for your kind words and votes - always appreciated Smile

Sarah x
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 11:38PM
Love the colours Sarah, well spotted.

Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 11:39PM
wow that is showing off .... from a car window ,,,, this quality. you astound me lol

Linda Wink
Juliee 13 382 4 England
10 Jun 2009 11:40PM
So much to look at! Great detail you've captured.

11 Jun 2009 2:51AM
Great colours + detail to feast on.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
11 Jun 2009 9:00AM
Like your composition and the colours in this Sarah - great spot.
Regards Richard.
Sezz 14 619 15 England
11 Jun 2009 10:52AM
Thanks Darren, Linda, Julie, Chaz and Richard and to those who voted also Smile

Sarah x
11 Jun 2009 6:25PM
Art from an artist in Her own right. Nice one Sarah.

John Smile
RAUL 11 Italy
11 Jun 2009 6:50PM
Great image.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2009 8:10PM
Viewing large is a must, to view the artwork on display, but I love the way you have presented it. There are some very interesting works of art in there.
backbeat Plus
13 134 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2009 10:37PM
very must have ben speedy with the cam there sarah..

Sezz 14 619 15 England
11 Jun 2009 10:59PM
Thanks John, Raul, Pamela and Phil!
Sure was Phil Smile

Sarah x
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
13 Jun 2009 6:33PM
First of all, thank you SO MUCH for the write-up. I just learnt something very interesting and that's always a good thing. Second, it's very hard to tear one's eyes away from this shot. FanTAStically captured, Sarah. Oh man...I would've loved to have been there to look at the art up close...

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
6 Jul 2009 6:19PM
A grand gallery Sarah, the array of colours and different pictures is superb, there's so much to see in this one

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