Photographs or Paintings?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    Say, A Last of the Mohicans scene with Daniel Day-Lewis raring to go: Which would inspire you more? Photo or painting?

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Did someone say Daniel Day Lewis?... "The Last Mohicans?"......that did it for me.

    2. nikki1 profile image59
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      both, can't decide

  2. ume blossom profile image60
    ume blossomposted 8 years ago

    it pretty much depends on what mood is... mostly, I prefer a painting to a photograph. But there are exceptions to the rule

    1. RainySunshine profile image60
      RainySunshineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Paintings seem to move me in a special way. The photograph would have to be above and beyond in order to achieve the same result.

  3. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I am inspired by both, more photographs than paintings but I enjoy both smile

  4. Mike Lickteig profile image85
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    A painting will move me emotionally in ways a photograph cannot, but that's just a personal preference.  There is so much to appreciate in viewing a painting "live" and "in person."  The application of paint, the brush strokes, the use of color--these things are all part of appreciating a painting in a way that isn't possible with photography.

  5. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Both paintings and photographs for me. I've seen riveting images in both that are inspiring...including film too.

    Both have certain charms to inspire.

  6. AnythingArtzy profile image83
    AnythingArtzyposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't matter wheter it's a painting or a photo it's the composition and way it's presented. I've taken some of my own work paintings and photographs and turned them into black and white and the impact was very different.

  7. marcel285 profile image66
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    Painting. Anyone can take a photo, only an artist can paint a masterpiece.

    1. scheinandras profile image60
      scheinandrasposted 8 years ago

      I enjoy both. Painting is my primary focus, but I often use photos as resources.

    2. KB0202 profile image58
      KB0202posted 8 years ago

      i like photographs because i think they can capture the exact emotions and feelings of a person at that millisecond. Even though the focal point of a photograph is on the particular image or person, the background is also represented in the photograph that adds to the overall meaning of the photograph.

      1. bonny2010 profile image66
        bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I like painting especiall y of wildlife . I feel a painting depicts the emotions felt by the artist for the subjeect - to me it is more alive. but thats just me.

    3. Shadesbreath profile image83
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

      I think either can be moving.  With CGI and other technologies the two are merging.

      I'll take a great painting over a great photo though, if I have to pick.  Painting can do what can't be done, where photography is stuck with what is.

    4. theirishobserver. profile image60
      theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

      while I love taking pics - a painting is the best by far smile

    5. blue parrot profile image59
      blue parrotposted 8 years ago

      There are many reasons to think that photos are better in the short run, but drawings last longer in your memory. That would explain why after all this time, 100 years or more, no photographer has been able to reach every Tom, Dick, and Harry the way Picasso did with his drawings and Van Gogh with his paintings and Snoopy and The Simpsons with their cartoons. --

      I can't draw, and I can't even handle a camera, but sometimes receive drawings and photos from friends to include in a hub or a post, and I find that people rarely click on a photo to see it enlarged, but very often want to see even a sketchy drawing enlarged.

    6. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 8 years ago

      I think I would pick a painting over a photograph, at least if I'm trying to convey a feeling. Photographs can convey feelings too, depending on what image is taken, yet I feel that paintings inspire the imagination and have a way of really expressing emotions and feelings.

    7. mike1242 profile image76
      mike1242posted 8 years ago

      As a photographer i would pick photographs, as most people dont get to see the real paintings by the masters, they see a photograph of the painting.

      As for getting a feeling ect whist painting a photographer does exactly the same thing, picks the time of day, the type of lens, the subject matter he intends to capture ect.

      Photography is as much a art as painting, as for anyone can take pictures, there are pictures and there are pictures.

    8. profile image51
      artywriterposted 8 years ago

      As an artist I would pick paintings but would never exclude good photos as I often use a photograph to inspire me. Both have their place in the scheme of things, surely?


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