A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Poppies aplenty

This next week will mark the 100 year anniversary of the start of WWI. That was supposed to be the war to end all other wars, which unfortunately it wasn't.  To help honor this anniversary artist Paul Cummins created an installation art piece, sea of poppies around the Tower of London.

  Each poppy represents one British or Colonial soldier that died during the WWI battles.  This project was started in July and the last poppies will be placed on November 11.  When the last one is placed there will be 888,246 ceramic poppies surrounding the tower, creating a sea of red which is being described as a Sea of Blood.

Each poppy was handmade

The Queen walking through the poppies

This is a group starting the process.

They have been lighting it at night so that more people can see the display.

The Tower of London
Installation art is meant to be impactful, does this send a strong message to you?  How does it make you feel?  Are you moved to see it, or to buy one of the flowers?  As an artist could you take it all down once it is done?