27 June 2011

Seaside impressions ...

I loved the painting used on ARTastic this month - "Argenteuil" by Edouard Manet.

I remember studying the artworks of Edouard Manet when still at school.  He was a french artist during the mid 1800's who did not follow the art conventions of his time but rather chose to depict the everyday life of ordinary people in his paintings.  Many of his paintings showed Parisian street cafe scenes or picnics on the River Seine.  He was one of the founding fathers of the Impressionist movement. 

I love how someone one hundred and fifty years ago had the foresight and courage to step out of the mainstream and record for future generations the lives of those around him.  It shows how important it is to depict the everyday, the mundane and the ordinary.

The bonus criteria on ARTastic was to include:

1. Two People in the photo = 1pt 
2. Use striped pp = 2pts
3. Include a boat somewhere on the layout = 3pts

I'm afraid I had to dip out on the two people in the photograph as mine has three but I certainly have used striped patterned paper and my layout features a gorgeous array of boats. 


Maggie said...

Your layout for the ARTastic challenge is lovely, Jane! Nice layering of papers and photos. Love the banner. Thank you for playing along :)

Shazza said...

Well done Jane and thanks for joining in ARTastic this month...I love the banner, and photo and ofcourse the boats :)

Chantelle said...

A very lovely LO - the banner is great and the striped paper really stands out well. I'm glad to hear that you love this painting!! Thanks for playing along at ARTastic.

DebiJ said...

I do love all your colours & papers Jane, they just work so well layered with your photos. Great banners,just sets the summery boating scene! Thanks for playing along with us at ARTastic!

amanda73 said...

great design work, love this, thanks for playing at artastic

aussiescrapper said...

Gorgeous layout Jane, wow, I love banners at the moment and yours is awesome. I love those gorgeous papers and you rocked all the criteria. Melx

Peggy said...

This is absolutely lovely!!! I just love that striped pp, and your pictures are gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us!
xxx Peggy