This painting is classified as an "original" artwork even though it is based on a public domain image by Theresa Mitchell of National Byways because the final image is a composite of many layers of different painting styles and filters in which the end product is ONLY available in the computer or as a print and is not a faithful reproduction of the original photograph.
The Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit adult education center and summer resort located on 750 acres in Chautauqua, New York, 17 miles northwest of Jamestown in the western part of New York State. The Chautauqua Institution Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was further designated a National Historic Landmark.
It was founded in 1874 by inventor Lewis Miller and Methodist Bishop John Heyl Vincent as a teaching camp for Sunday school teachers. The teachers would disembark at Palestine Park, and begin a course of Bible study that used the Park to teach of the geography of the Holy Land.
Chautauqua has been visited by United States Presidents from Ulysses S. Grant to Bill Clinton, and by other prominent Americans including Booker T. Washington, Karl Menninger, Tom Ridge and, in 2006, Al Gore. Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic "I hate war" speech was delivered from the podium in the Chautauqua Amphitheater (1936).
The Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds is the only hotel actually owned and operated by the Institution. The 156-room hotel, said to be the largest wooden building in the eastern United States, was built in the Second Empire style in 1881. It has a two-story porch supported by narrow columns, with a central, mansard-covered tower.
From Buffalo Spree Magazine -
Alongside long and breezy Lake Chautauqua, the Victorian, wooden Athenaeum Hotel is elegant and imposing. Operating continually since it was completed in 1881, the light yellow hotel with wrap-around verandas, soaring columns, and two-story mansard roof topped with fluttering American flag is known as "the grand dame of Chautauqua." It is one of Chautauqua Institute's iconic structures, and remains one of its finer places to dine and stay during a visit.
The 154-room hotel remains a place of serenity that is mostly disengaged from the wired world. Its lobby is grand of scale and furnished with a mixture of simple wicker furniture and antique pieces - indeed, guests who may have stayed at other hotels of the same era (such as the ornate Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz) may find the Athenaeum's furnishings minimal. Jason Toczykdlowski, dining room manager, states that the hotel was "not meant to be luxurious, it was meant to be comfortable." It's designed for good air circulation and doesn't require air-conditioning; summer evenings here are cool.
This is a hand-painted digital oil/impasto derivative work based on a personal image and one in the public domain. The personal image was intentionally taken from an identical point of view in an attempt to duplicate the public domain image.
Thank you so much to the following groups for featuring this painting:
DIGITAL ART AND FABULOUS FRACTALS - KIKI ART
DIGITAL REALISM - ANNE
SELF TAUGHT ARTISTS YOUR OWN - TRACY
BEAUTY - JAMES
MEMORIES AND NOSTALGIA - ALEXANDRIA
PLEASING THE EYE - JEFF
ARTISTS OF WESTERN AND UPSTATE NEW YORK - ROSE
IMPRESSIONISM - JOSEPH
ARTISTS BEST FIVE ARTWORKS - TINA
SIGNATURE STYLE ART - SHARON
ART WITH FLAIR - WILLIAM
ARTIST NEWS - NADINE AND BOB
ART FROM THE PAST - JOUKO
ALL FINE ART AMERICA ARTWORK - NADINE AND BOB
3 A DAY GREETING CARDS - SYLVIA
SEASONS OF BEAUTY - SHAWN
A LITTLE OF THIS AND A LITTLE OF THAT - TODD AND CANDICE
NEW ART WORKS 2 - M AND L CREATIONS
BOOK COVERS 1 PER DAY - JO ANN
PHOTOGRAPHY AND TEXTURES MAKE FINE ART - DARREN
PLACES YOU VISITED 3 A DAY - EVA
DIGITAL ART AND RESOURCES - ROSEANN
Please contact the artist directly if you purchase this image as a giclee print on canvas, framed or unframed. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available for each canvas indicating title of the work, artist's name, date of creation, a thumbnail of the painting, the origin of original work if the painting is a derivative, the number of your print in the limited printing and a guarantee that the work will no longer be available to the public in a canvas format once 25 canvas prints are sold.
I am a western New York based artist with a passion for the sea and a deep love for the natural world around me. My paintings are sometimes based on images in the public domain or on elements from classic art work. Other paintings are based on original photographs. All are painted on a Wacom tablet using a variety of painting programs and filters and because the final creations are entirely digital in nature they are considered to be original art work not reproductions. According to the International Association of Fine Art Digital Print Makers (IAFADP), "An original digital print is not based upon using original artwork outside of the computer. The artist may use elements as source materials, such as photographs, drawings or other appropriated images, but THE FINAL FORM OF THE WORK EXISTS ONLY IN THE COMPUTER AND AS THE FINAL PRINT OR AS AN EDITION OF PRINTS." Furthermore, as explained by George Whale and Naren Barfield in a speech to the IAFADP in 2001, "with an electronic pen (stylus), drawings and paintings can be created entirely on the computer using synthetic tools and materials, many of which have their own distinctive qualities." And according to ArtBusiness.com, there is a distinct difference in value between a print/scan of an original watercolor, painting or photograph "...as opposed to original digital works of art created by digital artists entirely or in part on computers which ARE considered to be unique." Similarly, the International Fine Print Dealers Association states, "The IFPDA defines an original print as a work of art on paper which has been conceived by the artist to be realized as a print, rather than as a reproduction of a work in another medium." This is exactly how I create my original works and each painting is the result of many layers of hand-painting in various styles (impasto, pen and ink, digital oils, etc.) then overlaid upon one another.
Copyright Lianne Schneider 2014
This is a rights managed image available for licensing at http://licensing.pixels.com/profiles/lianne-schneider.html
All images and my personal poetry/prose are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist. My copyright does not imply rights to an underlying public domain image and I make no such claim. Copyright on works derived from or based on images in the public domain applies only to the subsequent manipulation or the digital painting resulting from my own style and interpretation. The original image remains in the public domain and such images are used in accordance with international law.
May 1st, 2014
Viewed 3,577 Times - Last Visitor from New York, NY on 12/03/2022 at 6:20 AM