Wednesday, October 1, 2014

More MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art is important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film and electronic media.
What I love most about visiting an unfamiliar museum is the surprises around any given corner.

The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June, 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise. It is Van Gogh's best-known painting and one of the most recognized monuments in the history of Western culture.  
The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh
One of my favorite artists is Gustav Klimt. He was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by a frank eroticism.

Hope II, Gustav Klimt

Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 1912

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