WPC: Works of Art

Sue W.’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Work of Art.  Works of art are everywhere – an artist’s painting, a mural on a wall, a beautiful building, or natural works of art – a sunset, a rainbow, blooming flowers, animals – and animals creating their own works of art!  A work of art doesn’t have to be spectacular – it can be quite “ordinary” as long as it is aesthetically pleasing. Here are but a few samples of works of art I have photographed.

Man-made:
Artwork at the Art Institute of Chicago:

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), La Carmencita, 1890, oil on canvas

 

 

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Charles White (American, 1918-?), Abraham Lincoln, 1952, Wolff crayon and charcoal on paperboard

Colorful mural on a wall in Des Moines, Iowa
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Political art in a café, Des Moines, Iowa
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Modern sculpture, Mason City, Iowa
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Stockman House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Mason City, Iowa
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Nature’s works of art:
An arrangement of orchids at a supermarket
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Lotus flower, Chicago Botanic Garden
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Wild sunflowers in my neighbor’s garden – she looked at this scene and said she had a natural work of art right in her backyard!
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Sunrise, Des Moines, Iowa (seen from our hotel room window)
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Trees bending over and reflected in a creek, Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
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Yellow-breasted weaver making a nest to attract a mate (not only is the bird a work of art, but he has created his own work of art in this intricate, tightly woven nest), Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Works of art can also be heard, rather than seen – here is violinist Joshua Bell playing “The Swan” by composer Camille Saint-Saens.

 

 

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