A different vibe from the same scenery.
In life, change is inevitable, and one of the most beautiful manifestations of change is the shifting of seasons. Whether you live in a bustling city or a quiet countryside, you've likely experienced the wonder of watching the same scenery transform as the seasons come and go. Each season brings with it a different vibe, a unique perspective on the world around us.
I often receive photos from my son, who is attending college, that give different impressions of the same place. And then I think those photos are like paintings.
When my son takes a picture and shows me the landscape, we are looking at the same window. I'm going to transfer this to another window, the picture. To start this work I chose a long horizontal canvas in landscape format. And I will capture some amazing scenery with acrylics. For this landscape I have to choose one of three photos my son sent me.
The picture to be drawn will probably be somewhere between the second and third photo.
In the realm of art, paintings hold a unique power. They are more than mere visual records; they are storytellers that convey emotions, atmosphere, and the artist's perspective in ways that photographs cannot. When we stand before a painting, we are transported to a world where colors, composition, brush strokes, and mood combine to offer a sensory experience that transcends the boundaries of the visual.
Paintings have the remarkable ability to capture the atmosphere of a scene. Whether it's a tranquil landscape or a bustling cityscape, a skilled artist can use color and texture to evoke a feeling that goes beyond what a photograph can achieve.
The interplay of light and shadow in a painting can transport us to a specific moment in time, allowing us to feel the warmth of a sunny day or the coolness of a moonlit night.
Unlike photographs, which often provide a straightforward representation of reality, paintings leave room for interpretation and imagination. The viewer can engage with the artwork on a personal level, finding their own meaning and emotions within the canvas.
The same scenery can be depicted in countless ways by different artists, each offering a unique window into their individual perceptions and creative expressions.
This is like feeling the singer's mood and inspiration when we listen to the song.
Therefore, painting is like creating another window that can give the same scenery but a different feeling.
Photos always tell about the past by showing the present progress. There is a difference between a painting and a photograph in terms of time, and their meaning is also different. In other words, a painting involves work done in advance to complete the painting even before the artist paints it. It also connects the past with the present and the future. So, when we look at a photo, we get a message and emotion, and when we look at a picture, we can see the future. We dream together, look at the same place and have hope.
Myungja Anna Koh