Mountain art? I gave up on the world of visual art years ago (and started getting back to..nature) but some photos from recent days have had me fantasizing..
Landscape is the obvious genre for mountain imagery..or sometimes more particularly snowscape..
But just as Van Gogh or Monet found, landscape tends easily towards abstraction..
Or am i suffering from confusion with subliminal figuration? Perhaps you have more of a taste for some Romantic figure painting..?
..with maybe a touch of Giacometti? Or for those with more classic tastes, what about a little still life..or as the Latins would have it naturaleza muerta..but literally?
Here you will permit me a naturalistic digression: i had always assumed that vultures, those great birds charged with keeping the mountains free of rotting cadavers, would have left nothing after them but bone (some vultures, famously the quebrantahuesos or bearded vulture, not even that) and so i was quite surprised to find a few meters away, as the snow melted over the last week, the skin of the beast.
Hey, but where’s the art in that? (you may ask..). Hmm, well..look at it like this:
..whaddya think? Not impressed? Let’s see if we can do any better..
..or more sombre:
If abstrakshun just ain’t your thing, we have still other genres..what about minimalist land art for example..
..or, what might be considered the other extreme, a little mountain pop..!