Sunday, July 28: The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Masterpiece.
Writes Cheri Lucas: Masterpiece. No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way.
One thing you can never really “stumble upon” is a ceiling. Often, you can miss the wonders of ceilings simply by forgetting to look up. During my travels this summer, I saw some beautiful ceilings in cathedrals and palaces, but in order to see them I had to remember to look up. 🙂
Ceilings are often artistic masterpieces that can be vastly under-appreciated or ignored completely. A viewer can’t even study ceilings for very long without getting a crick in the neck. And think of what the artist had to endure to create them. I can only imagine how uncomfortable it would be to design and create a beautiful ceiling by holding one’s arms overhead and one’s face looking up for extended periods of time. Unless an artist can lie on a platform on his back, I can’t imagine it could be very easy work.
Here are some masterpiece ceilings I found throughout Spain and Portugal this summer.
And this, my friends, is only a tiny glimpse of heaven. 🙂