Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Too gorgeous?

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One of the students in my art class painted a picture with just a touch of a sunset tinting a cloud. Said the teacher: "Too gorgeous." Apparently no-one can paint a sunset, it's too spectacular, too over the top.

Instantly I know what he means. Sedona, which I visited last year, is chock full of galleries featuring really bad paintings of the spectacular scenery around there. The scenery in Sedona is too lurid, too colorful. You have to see it with your own eyes to believe it. Only God, or perhaps Disney, could produce it. No painter could possibly reproduce it.

1 comment:

Carpe Jugulum said...

Beautiful Picture.

A quote from John Lubbock (biologist 1834 - 1913)fits;

"Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of heaven"