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Day Seven of Sultane Week!

Inspiration at MOMA

I live about three blocks away from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). And yet, I rarely go.  The $20 price tag keeps me away.  Sometimes you just want to go to a museum for an hour, but for $20, I feel like I need to make it a marathon.  Silly, I know.  The good news is that every Friday night, you can go to the museum for free from 4-8pm.  And so this week, we did!

The main reason we went was to see the Kirchner exhibit.  He was a German Expressionist painter and I really love his work.   I wasn't allowed to take any photos in the exhibit, but from MOMA's website, here's one of the paintings we saw:

Kirchner
I love the sense of energy and movement in his painting.  The jagged edges and active line make me very happy!  After happily wandering through the Kirchner exhibit, we moved on to Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities.  One thing hanging in that exhibit, was a work entitled "Scrapbook." 

MOMA-scrapbook

I also really enjoyed this gem covered in doodling (sorry for the lousy photo, but I was shooting through glass on my camera phone and it was dark-ish):

UnHappyMeal

We wandered through a fantastic exhibit on modern design and I took lots of fun photos there...

MOMA-moderndesign

And now I am going to say something blasphemous.  I have never really liked Salvador Dali's work.   I can appreciate it, but I don't love it.   But, MOMA is currently hosting an exhibit called Dali: Painting and Film, so I felt like I should check it out.

Everything made sense to me when I watched the Disney and Hitchcock movies that he made.  For the first time, I saw his fluid creativity and the surrealistic nature of his work felt natural rather than forced or artificial.  His Disney film is called "Destino."  It looks like somebody (illegally) filmed it at the exhibit, because you can find it here on YouTube.  It's only about 5 minutes long and so beautiful (though I will say it loses a little something in the jumpy camera work on YouTube - in and out of focus, etc.)!  Spellbound is the Hitchcock movie and stars Gregory Peck.  They had one of the drops that Dali painted for the movie and I just loved it!  So theatrical.  It immediately got me thinking about stage sets.

Overall, a very inspiring visit to the museum.  And a reminder to myself that I need to walk the three blocks much more often!

And now, here is today's project using Sultane's beautiful papers:

Self-Portraits-sm

I used the Art Nouveau collection again.  So great for paint!

ArtNoveau

Don't forget that it's not too late to win some of the stamps I designed for Scrapbook Takeout by leaving a comment on this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

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