Art imitating life by Alberto  DeJesus

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Artist paints young woman on a Spring day at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, New York City. Pink hues in the photo are from cherry blossoms in full bloom in trees overhead, visible in the artists painting.


brooklyn botanical gardens, biriart, alberto dejesus, painter, model

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  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    fantastic capture,, wow.. and love the treatment you gave this,, very painterly feeling also.. peace and love linmarie

  • Thank you Linmarie. I just happened to walk by with friends when I saw this; I thought it was so interesting especially since the painter excluded all of the background school children from the portrait. I used to crop out the background but am showing the full image now.

    – Alberto DeJesus

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoabout 3 years ago

    Alberto! Life imitating art! Not often does one see a pink lady – unless its in a glass at the bar! This is very thought-provoking image. Great job in composition.
    Cordially, Ellen

  • Waddleudo, There’s a reason that the lady is pink, look carefully and see if you can figure it out…
    BTW thanks so much for viewing the work

    – Alberto DeJesus

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoabout 3 years ago

    I was assuming it was obviously because the photographer photoshopped her to match the impressionist painting. No?
    ; ) Ellen

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoabout 3 years ago

    And so, if she were pink, the artist wouldn’t be painting an impressionist painting, he’d be painting real life . . . No?

  • Waddleudo,
    This photo is not photoshopped. Look at the trees in the painting; they’re pink. The model is lying under a canopy of cherry blossom trees that are in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The photo was taken in Spring and the model’s skin is reflecting the pink hues from the tree blooms. The trees were spectacular but my camera lens did not capture them in this photo. This is also the reason the photo has a saturated colour pallete.

    – Alberto DeJesus

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoabout 3 years ago

    I was so impressed that the painter left out of his painting the men running away and appeared to have substituted trees instead. I wonder what those men are all doing there and moving rapidly away. Maybe they all have one of those rare phobias. Fear of cherry trees (or pink-skinned women). LOL!

  • The people in the background are school kids

    – Alberto DeJesus

  • In fact these middle school kids were out in the garden having fun, talking laughing, walking about with their teachers.

    – Alberto DeJesus

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