Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #174: Shapes and Designs

For this week’s photo challenge, Patti asks us to take a closer look at shapes and designs.

Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló has various shapes — irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work much of the façade is decorated with colorful mosaics made of broken ceramic tiles.


I.M. Pei was noted, for his bold and skillful arrangements of groups of geometric shapes and for his dramatic use of richly contrasted materials, spaces, and surfaces. One of the examples is the East Building of the National Gallery of Art.

Various shapes of Chihuly’s glass artworks:

We can easily find beautiful shapes, colors, lines, and curves in nature.

Patti reminds us, “Once you start noticing them, you’ll find them in many places–in nature, in works of art, in food, in architecture–to name a few.” Take a look of Patti’s beautiful images. We are looking forward to seeing your images of shapes and designs. Include a link to Patti’s post and be sure to use the Lens-Artists tag.

Special thanks to Tina for hosting the Interesting Architecture last week. We enjoyed viewing your architecture photos around the world, they are beautiful and very special.

We’re delighted to announce that Lindy Low LeCoq will be our guest host next week for LAPC #175. Please visit her beautiful site.

66 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #174: Shapes and Designs

  1. Hi Amy

    Your photo of the IM Pei building at the National Gallery of Art with the Calder mobile is excellent and brings back fond memories: I lived in an IM Pei dorm in college and my hometown, Pittsburgh, had a Calder at the airport that was inspiring. I also like the display of Chihuly’s glass artworks that you feature.

    Here’s my offering that includes shapes and designs in mosaic art in town:

    Beautiful Great Blue Heron Fledgling Surprise!

    Best, Babsje

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  3. Amy, this week’s post has all the names I discovered thanks to blogging or rather reading posts of other bloggers. So you can imagine my delight when I could place Gaudi and Chihuly. As for I M Pei, I only knew him as the designer of the Louvre Glass Pyramid. Now I’ve seen his other design here as well. Lovely post indeed, Amy.

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    • Thank you for your visit and thoughtful comment, Sheetal. So glad you enjoyed Gaudi’s architecture and Chihuly’s artworks. Pei has designed very many, he was still designing at his late 80s.

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  4. It’s really hard to “best” Gaudi, in my sense of appreciation, any way! Such a great creative! You made some excellent choices for this week’s challenge, Amy, and I admire that you included a living plant. Nothing out “bests” nature, in my mind. 🙂


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  6. That first photo is incredible. There are horizontal supports that look like joints in the human body. stained glass , what an extraordinary structure. I enjoyed all of your photos for this challenge but that first one had me gobsmacked!

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  7. I love that image of the pale green leaves with the red accent marks. Mother nature must have been in an artistic mood that day.
    I am going to be searching my archives for examples. I might actually have to get the camera out and go looking for them. >grin<

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