Sunset afterglow

After the sunset in Hawaii

A scene shortly after sunset. Nothing odd about this, but having recently seen a couple of shows about art thefts and scams, this photo brought to mind the paintings of Mark Rothko. The odd thing is those paintings are worth millions and this photo, not so much.

Posted in response to this month’s Becky’s Squares challenge theme of ‘Odd.’ See more responses here. Also posted in response to the current Friendly Friday challenge theme of ‘Searching for Serenity.’ See more responses here.

23 thoughts on “Sunset afterglow

    1. Graham Post author

      I might print it, though I have a long list of photos to print and limited wall space. As far as a painting like this selling for millions, there are indeed paintings like this that do sell for such high prices. I could probably make a reasonable facsimile in Photoshop. The key element is who painted them, are they collectible, and is the painting is considered authentic.

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        1. Graham Post author

          I used to have a shop on Etsy, but put it in cold storage because of Covid and haven’t reopened it. I’m not really set up to do it the way I’d like and I don’t really have the time for it currently.

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    1. Graham Post author

      I agree about the branding and I’m not a fan of abstracts art either. I mostly don’t get it, but if people think it’s brilliant, who am I to argue. What I find most fascinating though, is paintings by ‘known masters’ that are examined by experts and lauded as masterpieces, which then turn out to be fakes. So what collectors are really paying millions for is authentic signatures, not the art. And don’t get me started on NFTs!

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      1. Forestwood

        I have been trying to get my head around NFT’s for some time. Such a valid point about the authentic signatures! In fact, if you were a branded artist you could probably sell a blank canvas with just your signature and call it abstract nothingness or something.

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        1. Graham Post author

          NFTs are a mystery to me, which is fine. There must be something to them, but to me they smack of the emperor’s new clothes! I’m sure some artist has already sold a blank canvas with a title like “White on White,’ which explores the relationship of humanity to the void, or some such.

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