Its a privilege to be able to photograph in an art gallery. I have an amazing collection of photos from Galleries around the world. These are art pieces of infinite beauty. I've only come across three galleries in my many years of travel where I was unable to take photos.
This lady, was painted by Hilda Rix Nicholas
I wonder what her thoughts were at the time of painting.
Why did she decide on this woman as her subject.?
Did she imagine that the world would one day be privy to her creation?
Her face, under her bonnet is resigned.
The artist, painted this before her own life took a tragic turn, from then on… her paintings were dark and melancholy, but she gave us this wonderful image to share.
The galleries are not precious about allowing the public to share in the beauty of the exhibits. Rather, they dare you to look further and question.
As a photographer, I am increasingly disappointed when I attend a quilt show and there are entire exhibitions within that show where photographs are not allowed.
Non photography of Antique quilts I can understand or even an exhibition that may eventually be made into a book. That I understand too.
Strange but true. So, I admit, that I don't look at those exhibitions. They make me uncomfortable because I think sharing your creation is more important than closeting.