My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is a photo I took while visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow a couple of months ago. The marble sculpture entitled Women of Fishermen (“Femmes de Pecheurs”) was created in 1914 by a Belgian artist named Pierre Braecke. I used Adobe Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro to transfer the color photo to monochrome.
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The story behind this work of art is that the artist was inspired by an event described to him by his cousin who witnessed a fishing boat sink in a storm and saw the women on shore watching their husbands and sons drown.
Australian photographer Leanne Cole is the host for the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Go to Leanne’s website to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days and to find out how to submit your own entries for future challenges.
There’s a room in the Kelvingrove devoted entirely to paintings executed during the last few decades of the 19th century and the first couple of the 20th century by a group of artists who called themselves the Glasgow Boys. We’ll take a look at some of these paintings in my next posting.