In the Spring the St. Louis Art Museum hosts one of my favorite exhibits, Art in Bloom. The challenge for some local floral artists is to create a work based on a piece from the museum that is assigned to them.
This was one of my favorites from this year. It was this detail that caught my eye:
The ribbon, an almost exact detail from the painting, I think made the arrangement go from abstract to concrete.
This exhibit is usually crowded, for that reason I take my point and shoot camera. I usually set my ISO to 800, turn the flash off, and then let the camera make the rest of the decisions. This low maintenance approach leaves me with nice photos and more time to focus on the art I am looking at. I was lucky this year to have time to see the exhibit twice, once in the morning on its first full day and once near the end of the weekend in the evening. It was interesting to me how much the arrangements had changed over the few days.
What do you think, do you like this take on the painting? Do you have a favorite yearly art exhibit? Do you think that the time of day changes how you interact with the art you are looking at? Feel free to leave a comment below.