Dressed to Match the Art

Dressed to Match the Art

Lady dressed in white observes “White Painting” 1951 by Robert Rauschenberg, repainted, likely by Brice Marden in 1968 using Latex house paint applied with a roller and brush on canvas, two panels; Museum of Modern Art.

A Walk Through the Shadows

A Walk Through the Shadows

Striped shadows and a walkway at the Museum of Modern Art, June 13, 2017.

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Confronting Barnett Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis or “Man, Heroic and Sublime” at MoMA, March 30, 2017.

Dynamic Art

Dynamic Art

“Work/Travail/Arbeid” an exhibition of dance, choreographed by Belgian artist Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker at the Museum of Modern Art today March 30, 2017.

Let’s Never Forget

Let's Never Forget

The Garden of Stones by artist Andy Goldsworthy, a living memorial consisting of eighteen boulders with a single dwarf oak sapling emerging from the top of each boulder growing straight from the stone. The garden is a tribute to the hardship, struggle, tenacity, and survival experienced by those who endured the Holocaust. The Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City.

At a Breuer Window

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Seen at the Met Breuer, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by architect Marcel Breuer. The building opened in 1966 as the Whitney Museum of art, and was taken over by the Met in 2016 after the Whitney moved to a new location. The windows are my favorite features of this building.

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

Keeping Watch over the Huddled Masses

A guard watches over “Night” by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) and “The Burghers of Calais” by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Texting into Empty Space

Texting in Empty Space

Seen at The Museum of Modern Art today Feb. 1, 2017.

An Elegant Wall of Separation

An Elegant Wall of Separation

Choir Screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid in Spain from 1763. Screens of this kind were used to separate the choir from the public. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A Temple to Art

A Temple to Art

Worshippers entering the Metropolitan Museum of Art today Nov. 2, 2016.

Metropolitan Blues

Metropolitan Blues

The Metropolitan Museum at dusk.

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

Fragmentary colossal marble head of a youth; Greek. Hellenistic period. 2nd century B.C. Discovered at Pergamon, on upper terrace of gymnasium. Metropolitan Museum of Art, lent by Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Fluorescent Art

Fluorescent Art

untitled (to the “innovator” of Wheeling Peachblow) 1968 by Dan Flavin (American, 1933-1996) Flavin began to use commercially available fluorescent light tubes in 1963. This work marries color and light, bringing them into three dimensions.In dialogue with the surrounding space, the vertical and horizontal tubes both illuminate and obscure the corner – a location not typicallly used for displaying art. Though the emitted light transcends its physical encasement and transforms the surrounding space, Flavin avoided characterizing his work as sublime and instead considered his light installations “situations” or proposals. “One might not think of light as a matter of facts, but I do,” he stated. “And it is…as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find.”  (seen at MoMA)

 

Metropolitan Fountains

Metropolitan Fountains

One of the two fountains at the Koch plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Sunday Morning At The Met

Sunday Morning at the Met

The David H. Koch Plaza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a Sunday morning.

The Standoff

The Standoff

“Woman with a Book” by Fernand Léger stares down a man with a hat at MoMA.

Diverted Attentions

Diverted Attentions

The poor Roman Athlete is not able to get noticed by the young ladies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Body on the Stairs

The Body on the Stairs

“Plastic” by artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi, a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA moving between poses at a barely perceptible pace across the Museum’s floors and down its staircases.

An Awkward Descent

An Awkward Descent

“Plastic” by artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi, a commissioned live installation in which dancers perform throughout MoMA moving between poses at a barely perceptible pace across the Museum’s floors and down its staircases.

A Warped Universe

A Warped Universe

The Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History seen through a fisheye lens.

Something Huge Crept Into The Museum

Something Huge Crept into the Museum

A member of the Titanosauria has crept into the American Museum of Natural History. At 122 ft (37 meters) long it is so big it took my fisheye lens to get him in the picture and even so his tail is not fully visible. For the full story go to: The Titanosaur

Life in a Geometric World

Life in a Geometric World

Seen at the Museum of Modern Art.

Entering Katharina’s World

Entering Katharina's World

Katharina Gaenssler’s “Bauhaus Staircase” (2015) at the Museum of Modern Art.

Becoming One With Art

Becoming One With Art

An observer merging with Jackson Pollock’s “One: Number 31” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

A Universe In A Box

A Universe In A Box

The Rose Center For Earth And Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

In A Universe Of Confusion

A Universe Of Confusion

People wander in a confusing universe of reflected light at the Rose Center for Earth and Space of the American Museum of Natural History.

Camouflaged by Shadows

Camouflaged By Shadows

Diana, Roman Goddess of the hunt, (by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens), artfully aims her arrow while being rendered inconspicuous amid the stark shadows of the mid-day sun.

The Priestess Patienly Awaits Her Admirers

The Priestess Patiently Awaits Her Admirers

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Who, me??!!

Who, me??!!

Venus looks shyly at a self-confident Paris who challenges her to come closer; Sculptures (ca. 1822) by Antonio Canova, Italian; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Diana Strikes Back

Diana Strikes Back

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, tired of the masses taking selfies with her, aims her arrow at an unsuspecting tourist in The Metropolitan Museum.

Kongo Power

Kongo Power

Power Figures, Kongo peoples, 19th Century; Metropolitan Museum of Art


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A Lady and her Jester

"Head of a Woman" 1906 and "The Jester" 1905; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

“Head of a Woman” 1906 and “The Jester” 1905; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


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Picasso’s Women of War seen from the opposite side.

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress - sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA. (One always gets a different perspective when viewing things from the other side - compare with yesterday's post)

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress – sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.
(One always gets a different perspective when viewing things from the other side – compare with yesterday’s post)


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Picasso’s Women of War

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress - sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

Head Of A Woman and Woman in a Long Dress – sculptures from the war years, 1939-1945 by Pablo Picasso; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


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Nosy Women

Women by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

Women by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


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Women According To Picasso

"Bust of a Woman" and "Head of a Woman" by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.

“Bust of a Woman” and “Head of a Woman” by Pablo Picasso from the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio; Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMA.


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Four Empty Chairs, a Lady and Dancing Water

The MoMA Sculpture Garden, New York City

The MoMA Sculpture Garden, New York City


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Yoko’s Stairway To Heaven

"To See The Sky" by Yoko Ono at MoMA's exhibit Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1971.

“To See The Sky” by Yoko Ono at MoMA’s exhibit Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1971.


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A Saved Jewel

The saved Russel Page Garden at the Frick Collection on East 70th street and Fifth Avenue,  after a grassroots opposition that included a coalition of architects, preservationists and landscape designers persuaded the Frick board to abandon the planned demolition of the garden to make way for an expansion of the museum.

The saved Russel Page Garden at the Frick Collection on East 70th street and Fifth Avenue, after a grassroots opposition that included a coalition of architects, preservationists and landscape designers persuaded the Frick board to abandon the planned demolition of the garden to make way for an expansion of the museum.


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An Invitation To Look At Art

"Twin" 1966 oil on cotton by Robert Ryman, and an empty bench at the Museum of Modern Art

“Twin” 1966 oil on cotton by Robert Ryman, and an empty bench at the Museum of Modern Art


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Creativity

"Winter Pool" , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder.  (The girl was not originally included in the art) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Winter Pool” , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder. (The girl was not originally included in the art)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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A Dizzying Walkway

"Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures" by Sol LeWitt; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures” by Sol LeWitt; Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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Chairs and Stairs

Seen at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York City

Seen at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York City


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Met Umbrellas at Night

Umbrellas at the new plaza of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

Umbrellas at the new plaza of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.


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Museum Nights

The Metropolitan Museum and new fountains.

The Metropolitan Museum and new fountains.


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The Umbrellas of The Met

Umbrellas at the newly opened plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Umbrellas at the newly opened plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


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Visored Visitors

Seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


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Girl Friends

Seen at MoMA (Museum of Modern art) in New York City.

Seen at MoMA (Museum of Modern art) in New York City.

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Lost in Art-By-Numbers

"Untitled" (Learning from That Person's Work: Room 1) 2005, by Matt Mullican at MoMA

“Untitled” (Learning from That Person’s Work: Room 1) 2005, by Matt Mullican at MoMA

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New Metropolitan Trees

26 Newly planted Linden trees on the renovated plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum. These are in addition to the 48 Sycamore trees planted a month ago – very exciting.

26 Newly planted Linden trees on the renovated plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum. These are in addition to the 48 Sycamore trees planted a month ago – very exciting.


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