Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Life, Legend, Landscape

round the back of the Courtauld Gallery

Why do I like this photo? It's kind of aesthetically satisfying, with the sharp wedge of sunlight, the silhouetted figure and the just-about-visible poster. It's not obvious - the grotty back entrance - but has it charms. I mostly like it because I identify with it.  My project, I suppose, as a person, as a blogger, is to look for the subtle, oddball felicities visible even from here.

5 comments:

Jan said...

That is so perfect. Love the angles and then the surprise of a figure.

Fire Bird said...

chiaroscuro - wonderful word for a wonderful shot...

Vivien said...

Very good photo: it has a rather timeless quality. The architecture and graffiti are modern and yet the shapes and the silhouette against the light could be from ancient Egypt or Assyria.

Natalie said...

And you succeed, brilliantly.

Like Vivien, I see ancient Egypt in this photo - the entrance to a temple.

PeterAtLarge said...

Yes, it's the chiaroscuro, Jean--title of my first novel! Love the picture.