Monday, 16 November 2009
If you ever have the delight of going to MOMA, the main thing which bowls you over is this..... every piece of art they ever show you in a lecture as being a defining piece of modern art is in this building. Each corner that you walk around you are faced with 'the', Matisse / Miro / Picasso / Rothko / Duchamp / Van Gogh work of art. It really is overwhelming. Another interesting exhibition was called "Compass in Hand", which showed different and sometimes unconventional approaches to drawing. There was also a Bauhaus retrospective, which left no stone unturned. Again, it was the sheer joy at seeing this work in the flesh for the first time after staring at in books hundreds of times. Wow!