Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Taking my daughter to the Met

One of my criticisms of art museums is they don't spend enough time on the bios of the painters. The back stories add to the art itself. The relationship of the painters to each other is often quite interesting as well.

Reading the biography of Modigliani is quite interesting. Also his work is quite unique in its look in both sculpture and painting. I would like to place a print of his in my office, but at the moment I am
looking for more paintings and prints of Guyana.

Guyana is a shining example of a wonderful people governed by inept Marxist thieves. Rather than develop parties with competing ideas it developed two ethnic parties with the same lousy idea. They took a paradise with plenty of resources and made it into a place where people pretty much have to emigrate to have a decent life.

For the moment I enjoy unknown painters of places I have been or could have been. I don't like well
known landmarks as they are cliches. What I prefer is a landscape with a few structures. When I am in country I will purchase a few for my office.

For a young daughter Modigliani is unique enough to study. She prefers to do rather than observe at this point. However, when I make a trip to a museum she finds a pretext to tag along.


Ducky's here said...

I wouldn't call Modigliani unique.

Study the influence of African masks on his work.

Ducky's here said...

For a second I thought you might be going to the Metropolitan Opera to see “The Death of Klinghoffer”.

beakerkin said...

I don't waste my money or time at the Opera There will be zero donations or attendance from my family My parents asked to be removed from their mailing list Let Soros foot the bill

I think I will write my own about s drug impaired criminal currency trader with a host of embarrassing physical ailment

beakerkin said...

Artists draw influences from many things. The style of Modigliani is quite unique and distinctive.

If a time machine were ever invented it would be amazing to see these famous painters living in relative poverty.
Sadly while reading the bios the numbers of great masterworks lost due to war or artists themselves going postal seems to be countless.

Maybe on vacation I will go to the Barnes in Philly.

Anonymous said...

"Quite" unique? Unique "enough"?

Is he unique or not?

Ducky's here said...

The Barnes is certainly worth a trip.

If you like Modigliani you should take a look at African masks and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon .

If you want unique, try an old Chicago band named Spies Who Surf.