One of the great things about going to see art in person is that you see so much more of the art. An enormous piece of art can be reduced to a little image on your screen or in a book. In person you can see the brushstrokes, the depth of paint and so much more! On a recent trip to MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) I took photos of the complete work (far) and some close-ups (near). I thought you might enjoy seeing them! (It's a little Kandinsky heavy, but I can't help it. His work makes me so happy!)
It boggles my mind every time how something that looks simple is made up of so many colors, so much texture, and so many brush strokes. Kandinsky, in particular, is a master at creating compositions that are free and full of joy and yet a closer look reveals how carefully put together they are.
In my own work I'm seeking this duality -- simple and clear images with energy and a point-of-view, created with complex layers of color and exact choices.
Viewing art in person really is amazing. If you have an art museum of any kind around you, I strongly recommend a visit. I know that every time I travel, making it to the local art museum is always at the top of my to-do list! If you don't have a museum, try a gallery. It's staggering how much you can learn simply from looking at art up close and personal!
Thanks for stopping by!