This photograph of a beautiful, about life-size, male angel continues to be one of the most viewed of my images on the Fine Art America website. I wonder why?
Perhaps because it is so amazing sculpture and looking almost alive. I would like to know if the artist created it just from his imagination or somebody was posting for him. And if it was a young man, who he was? Certainly his face is so beautiful and full of expression.
How the artist got such idea to create this sculpture? Was it done on somebody’s request or just to express his creative vision? Perhaps he has seen this angel in his dream…
I often wonder what are the stories behind art. Some we might discovered, others we would probably never know, especially if the artist and his/her models and sponsors are long time gone.
I think it is often very interesting to know why the artist created the artwork and how he/she did it. I am glad some artists kept journals and there are sometimes other historical records we can explore. I think it is also a good idea for contemporary artists to keep some documentation of the process of creating their work, and if possible, to share it with other people who might be interested. That’s one of the reasons I write this blog.
If you are an artist yourself and don’t have any written record about your art and creative process, consider creating it. If not for yourself, do it for future generations who might enjoy your art and knowing the story behind how and why it was created. Also if your artwork is really unique, one of a kind, have it photographed well, so in case you sell it, or your art will be damaged or destroyed, at least you will have a picture of it. If you have high quality photographs or scan of paintings or drawings, you can also make more money from your art by selling it as fine art prints.
I have photograph art for artists in the past and I know that sometimes it is not an easy task. A good picture can make a huge difference on the way how your present yourself, your art and how successful you can be as an artist. So make sure what you show is of high quality.
Back to the sculpture of the angel I have photographed, If have already wrote about it in one of my previous posts. Presently my photograph of this artwork is available as fine art prints in various sizes and printed media, framed or unframed, directly from the Fine Art America website. It is also offered there as greeting cards and in some other forms. Fine Art America provides full money back warranty.
If you like this angel, perhaps it can now also decorate your home?
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