Sunday, July 10, 2011

national gallery's 'living masterpiece' based on van gogh painting

Came across this extraordinary piece of living wall art erected on a hoarding outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Dubbed "the first living masterpiece" it's a botanical rendering of Van Gogh's A Wheatfield with Cypresses: the painting - below - is on display in Room 45 of the Gallery. The work, made up of more than 8000 living plants, is a collaboration between the National Gallery and GE.

1 comment:

Linda S. Velazquez said...

Hello The Tanjara blogger!

We would like permission to use your photo of London's National Gallery's Van Gogh tribute living wall from 2011 found here:

I just wrote a chapter in an upcoming book entitled "Vertical Agriculture" to be published in English and in Spanish by PRONATUR (Spanish rooftop agricultural group, member of the World Green Infrastructure Network or WGIN).

My chapter is entitled "Top 10 Trends in Greenwall Design for the Last Decade: 2007 - 2017" and the editors would need your permission to use it. We would credit you accordingly with Photo © The Tanjara, of course. Unfortunately, the editors and publisher do not have a budget for photos, and in fact, all of the collaborators are writing/contributing free of charge.

I would need the image in its highest resolution for print, please let me know at at your very earliest convenience!

Thank you and best regards,

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