Friday, July 25, 2014

Glimpses of the Masters

I feel so fortunate to live in NYC for countless reasons, not the least of which is easy access to so many museums and galleries. I often find that upon repeat visits, I am drawn to the same works of art over and over. This occurred yet again on a recent visit to the Museum of Modern Art.

As a way to see the works with fresh eyes, I decided to photograph details of each piece rather than the whole. In my mind, though, every glimpse is as compelling and exciting as the entire work.

Gilliam

Rothko

Marden

Johns

Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg

20 comments:

Jo said...

That's why I love seeing art "for real", being g able to see the texture, the brush or tol strokes the thickness of the medium ... Bliss.

Jennifer said...

Love your way of thinking and viewing the art. It truly is all in the details, isn't it?

Sue Marrazzo said...

a NEW way to look at the Masters!
COOL!

elle said...

I'm obviously attracted to fibre. First the plush folds, then the rain lines and then the quilt! thanks

mansuetude said...

Nice idea. Like this

Karenliz Henderson said...

What a wonderful idea. When I'm in Chicago visiting my daughter I aways go to the Art Institute. I'm definately going to do this. Thanks Seth.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Drooling over the Rauschenberg details - there is a wonderful piece of his at the San Francisco MOMA that I visit every time we're up there. I stand there and get lost in it.
Erin

Hastypearl said...

I see why you picked Every One and the influence that they have had on Your pieces! Thanks for taking us with you :) Laura

Jo Murray said...

How is it that you've chosen some of my favourite artists?!....must be ESP. I'd love to see those works in 'the flesh'.

Brian Kasstle said...

WOW! I love these! I have never seen Rauschenberg's work in real life.

Gwen said...

I really love Rauschenberg and his cohorts. I wish I could see it in person! His surfaces are so incredibly rich.

salvage chica said...

Fabulous post, Seth, I love to do the same thing!
These are some if my favs!!
How lucky are you to live in NYC!
A constant source of inspiration!

Martin said...

Wonderful work and for me an introduction to Gilliam. I did not know his work and that is clearly an omission in my knowledge. Thanks Seth! (oh & I love the Week Links posts - always something interesting:))

Nan G said...

Intriguing snippets of some cool art.

Vickie said...

What a great idea about approaching art. I've just recently started following your blog and love it. I also just went in and ordered both DVD's that you have. Inspiration is on the way:)

MB Shaw said...

Swoon. I used to do the same thing when we lived, SF. I would visit the museums over and over, so convenient when you can walk. The paintings became my friends I swear. Love your detail shots.

Lin Collette said...

cool stuff as usual. I also didn't know about Gilliam and glad I do now. Thanks Seth for adding to my knowledge

Carol said...

Oh, fabulous, Seth! Lovely peeks. Now I must investigate Gilliam, new to me. Thank you...

Roberta said...

I understand completely. I just returned from seeing Anselm Kiefer at Mass Moca. The paintings were breathtaking and life changing. There is nothing quite like seeing the work in person.

David Hayes said...

Fantastic surfaces! Very inspiring...I'm going back to take another look!!