|Huntsville Art Museum 40th Anniversary
||[Jun. 29th, 2010|02:00 pm]
So I wanted to take pictures of something this week. Not knowing what I wanted to shoot, I thought that if I went to the park, I would find something worthwhile to shoot.
I had no clue that it was the Huntsville Museum of Art's 40th Anniversary nor that these paintings would be hanging up.
Normally, I'd hate this kind of thing thinking that this is glorifying utter rubbish to the level of high art, but as I kept looking at certain of the works, I started to see real art. I'm not saying that what's in my gallery here is on the same level of Rembrant; clearly what is in my gallery is not realistic art nor is there years of technique or theory behind all of these pieces.
I can't really explain it. All I can say is that it somehow struck me as appropriate that for the 40th anniversary of an Art Museum to have the kids of the surrounding schools make artwork to mark the occasion. Granted, I'm against the National Endowment of the Arts and I think that the Central Government needs to get the hell out of education...
For reference, here are two "wide shots" so you can see the conditions I was shooting in. I could kick myself for not having re-white balanced when I moved from sun to shade. Also, the reason that some of the cropping is off is that even though I had a tripod and the ground looks level in the wide shots, it's not.