MoMA Trip

While in New York I did get to stop at the Museum of Modern Art for a quick stop. It was really crowded and probably the busiest gallery I've been to. There was a good variety of different artists, pieces and styles. There was a huge section of photography as well. This first abstract piece I saw I liked the colors and patterns it had. Usually I'm not really into modern art, but I've been trying to understand more of it this past semester and it's been helpful with my own ideas.

Paul Klee

They also had a bunch of work that was more famous and recognizable compared to other galleries, a lot of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Mondrian, among others.

Picasso - les demoiselles d'avignon

This piece by Marcel Duchamp is one of the sculptures I went to look at. I've always liked reading about him in my classes, and this one I didn't see before. It's so tiny compared to the one at the NGA, but I still like the use of glass and seeing things through the distortions and cracks. They didn't have any paperwork or anything to explain more about it though like the other gallery had. 

This is one of Monet's waterlily paintings, which I never knew was so large in scale. The room itself had three large paintings, one on each wall, all taking up pretty much the entire length of each wall.That's one of the things I enjoy about going to visit galleries, being able to see things as they actually are, instead of from a book or on the computer screens. A lot of the other paintings had a lot of fun, simple colors, and others, like the impressionists were all over the place to create their pieces. It was nice to be able to see them up close, like Van Gogh's Starry Night. It probably had one of the bigger crowds around it at this museum, and was hard to get close to. One thing that didn't make sense is that everyone there just seemed to stand back and look at it, but hardly anyone went up close to see all the little details that make it even more interesting. 

Francis Picabia
Gustav Klimt - closeup
Van Gogh - Starry Night

This last sculpture was hard to see from its location and color, but it was neat to be able to see the simplicity of its construction and use of space.