Friday, February 20, 2015

Taking Pictures of Other People's Art

Abstracting Art

Copyright and artistic ownership is a timely topic.  I see my Marvelling the Mushroom pictures in quite a few places without indication that I am the artist.  So when I take a picture of someone else's art, I think about why I am doing it and what I might do with the picture. 

So just taking pictures of another artist's work wouldn't be represented as my work. Artists do use other people's photographs to create watercolour and acrylic painting versions. But I think the reverse is a different circumstance.  So when I saw the original subjects of today's pictures I was so impressed with the shapes and colour combinations that I knew I would have to do something to significantly change them. Today's images are my own versions using Topaz Impressions. 

We have an extreme cold warning for Southern Ontario.  Environment Canada says that bitterly cold arctic air combined with strong and gusty northwest winds will take us to minus 30 - 35 this morning.  I wondered if this is a 2015 polar vortex and found this quote from the Huntington Post: "An eddy of the polar vortex will add to the potency of the surface cold front, thus creating a deep layer of bitterly cold air."  

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