Join our growing ranks of Monet-wannabes! Check out ‘Make a Monet’ and transform your photos into impressionist paintings.
OK it’s not high art - it’s a bit of fun that we’ve put together as part of the Monet mini-site. Though in the process Tim, our developer, learnt quite a bit about the Impressionist technique. It’s also interesting which photos work.
Photos with high contrast work best especially those with bright white highlights and strong colours. Native NZ flowers and bush scenes were a bit challenging! Check out the Manuka and the tree scene.
Anyone got any pohutukawa images? I reckon they would work really well.
Which images work well made more sense after I heard Jonathan Mane-Wheoki speaking about the evolution of new paint pigments during the nineteenth century. You can really see the changing paint palette as you walk through the exhibition – from earthy umbers through reds and yellows and ending in the sublime mauve of the waterlilies.
Hope you have a bit of fun with our Make a ‘Monet’. Let us know what you think. Is this Te Papa indulging the LCD – lowest common denominator or using new technology to take another look at an old favourite?