Art & Exhibitions

Art including paintings, sculpture, architecture, movie posters, multimedia art, and graphic design, sometimes incorporating poetry and prose. Also, reactions to art exhibitions and recommendations.
A French film poster for Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” (1992)

A French film poster for Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” (1992)

Calder and Abstraction at LACMA
The curation of this exhibit is particularly exceptional. The mobiles are placed within curved white structures that help frame the forms and make the colors pop. In addition, there are wonderfully preserved photographs showing Alexander Calder working in his studio and hanging out with other famous artists during the time such as Joan Míro and Jean Arp.
This exhibit is on view until July 27th.

Calder and Abstraction at LACMA

The curation of this exhibit is particularly exceptional. The mobiles are placed within curved white structures that help frame the forms and make the colors pop. In addition, there are wonderfully preserved photographs showing Alexander Calder working in his studio and hanging out with other famous artists during the time such as Joan Míro and Jean Arp.

This exhibit is on view until July 27th.

James Turrell at LACMA
Although I found the James Turrell exhibit at LACMA to be somewhat shorter than I had imagined it to be, the works themselves were captivating and it was overall a very worthwhile exhibit. “Key Lime” shown above was especially interesting because it created some tension in the viewer by suggesting that the space continues beyond the viewer’s sight. I enjoyed this work the most because it was particularly captivating and peaceful. 

James Turrell at LACMA

Although I found the James Turrell exhibit at LACMA to be somewhat shorter than I had imagined it to be, the works themselves were captivating and it was overall a very worthwhile exhibit. “Key Lime” shown above was especially interesting because it created some tension in the viewer by suggesting that the space continues beyond the viewer’s sight. I enjoyed this work the most because it was particularly captivating and peaceful. 

The Discobolus by Myron created in Ancient Greece between 460-450 BC

The Discobolus by Myron created in Ancient Greece between 460-450 BC

Michelangelo’s Pieta in San Pietro, 1498

Yoko Ono’s “Wishing Tree” at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice
Although you’re supposed to write your wish for peace on a piece of paper and tie it to the tree, a silent wish is just as good

Yoko Ono’s “Wishing Tree” at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice

Although you’re supposed to write your wish for peace on a piece of paper and tie it to the tree, a silent wish is just as good

Auguste Rodin’s The Age of Bronze, 1875-1877
In my opinion, this is the most beautiful glorification of the heroic male nude. Although Greek and Roman depictions of the heroic male nude are incredible as well, Rodin’s The Age of Bronze captures the essence of sensuality and tranquility.

Auguste Rodin’s The Age of Bronze, 1875-1877

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful glorification of the heroic male nude. Although Greek and Roman depictions of the heroic male nude are incredible as well, Rodin’s The Age of Bronze captures the essence of sensuality and tranquility.

Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor’s “VW Beetle as a Sphere” at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor’s “VW Beetle as a Sphere” at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

Chuck Close “Self Portrait”, 1968

Chuck Close “Self Portrait”, 1968

Happy Birthday, René Magritte! 

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