I love Franz Kline's bold black and white paintings. It looks so simple, but when you get up close you can see the care he took in the areas that have been "fixed" and painted over to get the simplicity "just right."
You know, I often obsess over getting the hands to look like hands. Looking at the painting above and the painting below, it's so clear that the emotional content is way more important than a photo-realistic portrayal.
I try to include people in some of my photos of artwork because scale is important. It's one of the things that's so difficult to capture in little photos that appear on your screen and one of the many reasons I encourage people to try and see art in-person!
Here are the photos from the Pollock exhibit:
Pollock is an artist whom I've come to appreciate over time. When I first saw his work I just thought, "What? Why is this art?" With time and knowledge I've come to appreciate his work. I definitely see the merit and the skill and enjoy getting to stand up close to take in the scale, the texture, the color, and the energy of his work. This exhibit was particularly nice because seeing one or two of his pieces doesn't have quite the same effect as seeing a whole room full of them. Or, in the case of this exhibit, a series of rooms.
If you're in New York any time soon, I highly recommend a stop at MoMA. There's always something interesting to see!
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