What a daunting challenge this week from WordPress! “Masterpiece“, Cherie demanded and my mind scuttled around memories of a lifetime’s searching out the masterpieces of our world.
Which would be appropriate? How do you choose one over another? Do I have a decent shot? Ultimately it was the answer to this last question which has settled the issue, because nothing I’ve captured through the lens of a camera comes close to doing justice to my memories of the art and architecture, arabesques, grande jetés or high Cs that have inspired me and filled me with joy and wonder over the years.
Then I had to laugh – remembering a day with my friend Bilba at Mahabalipuram. Wandering among the stalls and workshops we came across an artisan who was going against the grain, chiseling outdoor chairs and tables from stone instead of churning out dubious copies of the temple’s famous elephants.
All of a sudden Bill squatted among the rubble, cocked his head ever so slightly, chin propped on the heel of his hand, Le Penseur-style. May I present “Still Life with Bilba” – a masterpiece moment!
Ha, that’s an ingenious take 😀
Well, Madhu, waddya’ do, faced with such a choice? A bit of humour, I thought. Now, I’ll pop right over to see you because I seem to recall you saying something about Paris? Almost as good as Venice … 🙂
This is brilliant… well done…
Could lead to a career as artists’ model 🙂
I’m looking forward to catching up with him when I get home – or pop down to Sydney, rather. He as a wonderful dancer. 🙂
A Masterpiece of contrasts Meredith!
Very clever indded!
Good one! Gave me a good chuckle. 🙂
That’s good John – sometimes I’m way too earnest!
I love this, what a great shot 🙂
Nice one Meredith, the monochrome adds that extra artist’s touch! And I do love the look of that beautiful stone chair…
Ahhha – I’m glad you saw that James – I was toying with each way and decided the monotone added to the humour 🙂
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Very clever take on the prompt, and a great photo!
Ha…what a perfect shot !
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So very well done … masterful
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