You have already noticed that I had introduced a new, recurrent theme within Thursday’s Special – Pick a Word. Every month I offer you a choice of five words of which you are supposed to pick one or more (that’s up to you) and to illustrate it in a photo(s) of your own. This time I’ve decided to post photos for all five of them. What kind of a challenger would I be if I wasn’t able to respond to all my five words😀
So, here is what we got today:
This is Thursday’s Special photo challenge. If you want to participate you are supposed to:
Make a post containing a photo (or photos) on one of the provided five words (you can do all 5 if you wish)
Link to this challenge post and tag it #thursdaysspecial
Leave me your link in the comment section bellow
Make sure you post before Thursday 29 September when a new challenge will be published
Check out the entries for this challenge by clicking on the links bellow:
According to The Free dictionary Deconstruction is “a philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth; asserts that words can only refer to other words, and attempts to demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meaning”. Or in a pretty straightforward definition taken out from the M-W Learner’s dictionary Deconstruction is “a theory used in the study of literature or philosophy which says that a piece of writing does not have just one meaning and that the meaning depends on the reader”.
Now how does this apply to art?
Deconstruction is a way of understanding how something was created, usually things like art, books, poems and other writing. It means breaking something down into smaller parts. Deconstruction looks at the smaller parts that were used to create an object. The smaller parts are usually ideas.
Deconstruction also inspired deconstructivism in architecture. Maybe you were lucky enough to see in person some of its finest examples like the building of the Guggenheim Museum Museum in Bilbao or Libeskind’s War Museum in Manchester. Examples in architecture can be found in other countries as well.
For this challenge you may want to publish photos of deconstructivist architecture or explore the idea of deconstruction in an example of your own artistic analysis like I did in the image bellow.
If you like being challenged and want to push yourself creatively, then this is the challenge for you.
About Thursday’s Special: it is a colour photo challenge that takes place on Thursdays. Concrete themes are provided and announced well in advance. See the Scheduled Challenges page. You are supposed to make a post on the given theme (today it is deconstruction), link to this post, and leave your links in the comment section bellow. The deadline is Tuesday 13 September.
P.S. After reading your comments and Tobias’s post I realised that I should have put some kind of explanation for the image above. In my photographic analysis I focused on the premise that “deconstruction looks at the smaller parts that were used to create an object, and that the smaller parts are usually ideas.” I shot a bunch of clothes pegs lined up together focusing on the idea of a coil (spring) in the core of a clothes peg. The idea of pinching is in the bottom of a peg idea, to attach clothes to a rope.
Today’s theme is easy. All you have to do is to show a photo that you took in colour and then converted into black and white. The theme is “after and before” so start with the after photo :)
For this example I chose a photo of a small waterfall that I prefer in colour, but its monochrome rendition revealed me the details I hadn’t noticed before. I will not tell you what they are, maybe you’ll notice them too.
When you make a post for this challenge, link to this post and leave me your links in the comment section bellow. I will start looking at your entries on Monday. In any case you have time to post till next Saturday. Wish you all a good week ahead!
About Thursday’s Special: it is a colour photo challenge that takes place on Thursdays. Concrete themes are provided and announced well in advance. See the Scheduled Challenges page. You are supposed to make a post on the given theme (today it is nocturnal), link to this post, and leave your links in the comment section bellow. The deadline is Tuesday 13 September.
Last Thursday the theme was: Eyes or more narrowly eye contact, but I decided against posting the poll for the best entry, because it would not be fair to compare the eye of a child with that of a deer or a cat, or the eye of the Eiffel Tower. I would like you to see them all however, if you haven’t done that already. Here are the links.
Please click on the links bellow to see the participating entries:
I hope that today’s theme for Black and White Sunday will not give you a headache. You are invited to post a portrait photo (photos for those that can’t do a single image post) of someone or something. You have time till next Saturday. I will start looking at your entries on Monday morning. Have a good day!