The Most Inspiring Paintings on Google Ambient Mode (Opinion)
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:26 UTC by garethbrown
These are the most inspiring paintings I've noticed to date on Google Home's Ambient mode, and a little bit of my thoughts and some further information on each
Spring frost - Elioth Gruner
Title: Spring frost
Creator: Elioth Gruner
It was the light shining through the fur on the cows belly that caught my attention in this piece, but everywhere you look in this painting the light (and absence of) is incredible.
Passagem de Humaitá - Victor Meirelles
Title: Estudo para "Passagem de Humaitá"
Creator: Victor Meirelles
This painting evokes a real sense of forboding, but also warmth (despite the amount of blue / grey colour) and adventure. My eye is drawn to the fire on the right, which to me gives a sense of camping outside while on a journey to where an event is to occur. The boat also gives a sense of direction and travel and it's the heavy weather that I think gives the sense of impending action.
The Passage of Humaitá (Portuguese: Passagem de Humaitá) was an operation of riverine warfare during the Paraguayan War − the most lethal in South American history
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