MoMA in December: Part One (Joaquín Torres-García)
February 02, 2016
Before Christmas I spent some time back in NYC. And any visit to NYC must include a trip to MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), right? And even better if I'm with my friend, Nathalie!
We stumbled into a wonderful exhibit of work by Joaquín Torres-García. I had never heard of him before, but I'm a fan now.
Really wonderful and interesting stuff! Some of the aspects of the exhibit/his work that really appealed to me:
- Symbols -- I love how he makes a seemingly simple grid composition so much more interesting with the use of symbols. Lots to think about when you look.
- Heavy Black Line -- Oh, baby! You know I love that strong, graphic black line!
- Wood -- I was fascinated by his small wooden figures and that large wooden fish. There's something so warm and alive about those pieces.
- Shadowing -- Brilliant use of shadowing to fool the eye. Some of his work was 3-D and some was flat, but he used shadows on the flat pieces to make it appear 3-D. Really interesting!
- Aggressive Simplicity -- I don't know of any other way to describe it. It's something I'd say about Matisse's work too. There are some artists who manage to make economy of line and color into, well, an art form! Every stroke is important and meaningful. So impressive.
I'll be back tomorrow with some more photos from my visit to MoMA! I hope you're enjoying coming along with me to the museum!
Thanks for stopping by!