Skypainting a Chinese Landscape

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Best picture of the day is in today’s NY Times. It’s a shot of a Cai Guo-Qiang sky painting commissioned by the San Diego Museum of Art. (read story here. user name: lrrfartblog; password: artblog)

Cai, based in New York, is known for making art with fireworks explosions. This work which shows mountains and a waterfall, is a different kind of explosive event. This beautiful photo must have been taken at one of the practice runs because the article says that on the day scheduled for the real event, the sky was overcast. The Times ran a picture of the work performed in the grey sky and the piece was quite different, and, needless to say, not so pleasing.

photo: Hiro Ihara, copyright, NY Times

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