I said this one was going to be tricky, and I was right.
It's the first of the month, so it's time for a brilliant (ahem) reworking in digital photography of a masterpiece, and this month I've set myself Sunflowers. And to be honest, I'm not very happy with it.
Vincent Van Gogh came up with this:
Can't be that difficult to recreate that, can it? It's just a bunch of flowers. All I've got to do is stick them in a jug and away we go...
Or not. Because to recreate it, you've got to actually look at it. And when you look at it you realise it's much more than a bunch of flowers in a jug. What's happening to those flowers? What's going on with those ones that look like those things you put in your hair to make an airhostessy sort of bun? How do you get a sunflower to do that?
I think I'd always assumed they were seed heads. And maybe they are. But whatever it is they are, you don't get to it by leaving a bunch of Lidl sunflowers without water for a week. All you end up with then is dead sunflowers.
So I'm afraid I've ended up, appropriately enough, with Plan B.
Sunflower (Potted) (2010)
Here's hoping the rest of you come up with something better.... Linky below!
Oh, and next month, I'm leaving the National Gallery, and heading west to the Tate, and doing this, because it makes me feel all teenagery and romantic...
Oh, and that picture's from wikipedia, but the original (or one of them, because there are lots) is in the National Gallery.
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