Monday, May 10, 2010

Vasily Kandinsky you floor me

Picture with an archer (detail)
by Vasily Kandinsky

While we were in New York we visited the MOMA
(Museum of Modern Art) twice. As an artist with
an exhibit in New York City, I got a special artist's
membership for a bit more than the price of a one
time admission, so the second time I went in free.

What can I say? There was so much to see that was
wonderful in the MOMA. You could spend a happy
afternoon in the design store across the street.

But one of the things that I liked was the painting
Picture with an archer by Vasily Kandinsky. I took
several close up pictures of the painting, trying to
capture its intensity and texture. (Photos were permitted.)
It completely entranced me. The colour was so rich,
I know no photograph can convey what I saw. But
check it out next time you're at the MOMA.


Flora Doehler said...

I LOVE Kandinsky too. Thanks for this photo. i've never seen this one before.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

I don't know if I love everything by
the man, but this painting was glorious. I've shown you a detail -- it's a big painting. I took a bunch of detail shots hoping to understand how he did it. In the end it doesn't matter because I'm not him, but I love what he did.


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