Sunday, March 4, 2012
A tour through MoMA
Let me introduce your MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) tour guides: Marcia (Art is Basic), me (with Mr. E), Erica (Art Project Girl), and then me again with Janis (Dream Draw Create) begin by posing in front of Monet's Waterlilies.
Above, Marcia points out a lovely Kandinsky, while a sideways Erica ponders Frida Kahlo. (Sorry Erica; Blogger is playing games tonight.)
Janis brings Mr. E to see her favorite Starry Night, and Marcia compares hands with a Miro painting.
Here, I contemplate The Persistence of Memory, while Erica reaches out to a painting by Rousseau.
Above, I become one with Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The next image is a Vik Muniz collage, and finally a sculpture from the contemporary galleries.
We end our tour in the contemporary galleries after visiting a Jackson Pollock painting.
What I couldn't show you: photography was prohibited in the Cindy Sherman Retrospective show. I doubt I would have posted any of them anyhow. I was not previously familiar with her work, and it wasn't really my 'cup of tea'. Look them up and decide for yourself.
Meanwhile - for those of you who have NEVER been to MoMA - after looking at these pics, are you surprised by the small size of Dali's drippy clock painting?
And who else remembers when Picasso's Guernica was at MoMA? I remembered it being vandalized while there. Turns out MoMA gave it up to Spain in 1981. You can read the whole story of this HERE.
One more question for those of you who have been to MoMA over the years. The museum had a huge renovation which was completed in 2004. Am I the only one who preferred the museum prior to the renovation? I've been to MoMA many times both before and after, but it always seems to me like there is so much LESS there now than there was before the renovation. Just an opinion.