Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Modernity

From the Met's modern wing...
(My favorites were the paintings by Josef Albers. I was so in love with them that I completely forgot to take pictures. True story. Another favorite was Shimmer Bright by Barnett Newman.)


I love watching people watch art. I'd like to do a project based on that.


The picture above is the only one where I remembered to write down a source. It's Ellsworth Kelly's Spectrum V.


I think the one on the left is called Sunflowers. It was stunning in person. I also got to see my second Piet Mondrian. He's the guy responsible for the blocks of color, usually in black, white, yellow, blue, and red. A few years ago I saw one at the U of U's art museum and it blew me away. The brush strokes were so delicate and meticulous. Having been raised on art, my appreciation for modern work has grown tremendously over the years.

3 comments:

Sara said...

I LOVE Spectrum V, and I love, love, love anything by Mondrian. :)

Dan said...

If you look closely in that first picture, you can see Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane.

(Little known fact: all art museums are connected by a subspace highway.)

anilee said...

Mondrian's my dad's favorite artist. We've got prints hanging in the upstairs hallway.

I'm more partial to the Impressionists and post-Impressionists myself,