Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)

Art, Museum, New York Art, show and exhibition
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The Whistlers, Tip Toland, 2005

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La Capresse des Colonies, Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, 1861. Images courtesy of the Met Breuer.

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Action 105: An Israeli soldier points his gun at the Palestinian youth asked to strip down as he stands at a military checkpoint along the separation barrier at the entrance of Bethlehem, March 2006, Reza Aramesh

I really enjoyed Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), a exhibition at the Met Breuer. They juxtaposed old and contemporary master works. We usually see art works based on time. Art has been developed Renaissance to modern and present. But this exhibition shows the viewers that old and present art works are resembled each other regardless of time.

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Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer

Art, drawing, European Art, German art, painting, show and exhibition
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Winter Landscape, 1970 Anselm Kiefer

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Everyone Stands Under His Own Dome of Heaven, 1970 Anselm Kiefer

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Bohemia Lies by the Sea, 1996 Anselm Kiefer

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Yggdrasil, 1980 Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer was born 1945 in Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemburg, Germany, and raised in towns in the Black Forest region near the east bank of the Rhine.

Many of his works are inspired by Germany and its culture: German history, myth, literature, art history, music, philosophy, topography, architecture, and folk custom.

I love Anselm Kiefer’s works. I felt the dark deep side of  human psycho. They are not only showing Germany’s post World War II darkness  but also every human’s.

Banksy in NYC

Art, graffiti, New York Art

British graffiti artist Banksy is/was in New York City. Since he is a mysterious figure, I don’t know if he is still in NY.

I went to see this 14th street one on Sunday March 18th. It was there. But on Tuesday, they already removed. A spokesperson for the company said that the clock has been placed in storage ahead of the building’s scheduled demolition.

I went to another one in Houston street. Big 70-foot-long mural.  A Turkish-Kurdish artist, Zehra Doğan who was sentenced to prison is painted one of the part. Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 6.30.20 PM

You like or dislike his art works, there are many Banksy’s works in NYC!

The Last Three

Art, New York Art, Outdoor sculpture
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The Last Three by Gillie and Marc

There are only 3 Northern White Rhinos left on earth, and their horns are worth more than gold, ivory, diamonds or cocaine. We’ve poached these marvelous creatures to near extinction, and most people don’t even know about it.

Australian artists Gillie and Marc want to give the world a chance to say goodbye, and raise awareness through an interactive art installation unlike anyone has ever seen before – the world’s biggest rhino sculpture is unveiled in the heart of New York City on March 15, 2018.

While people were seeing The Last Three, they were talking about this white rhino.

It is too late to know but we still have time to save other rhinos.

This art work is very sad but great in terms of getting public awareness.

David Hockney retrospective

Art, drawing, Museum, painting, show and exhibition
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A bigger Splash 1967

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Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two Figures) 1972

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Domestic Scene, Los Angeles 1963

I went to David Hockney show at The Met. They said; this major retrospective—the exhibition’s only North American venue—honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present.

I liked his works long time ago. It was sometime 80’. Then I lost interest and forgot about his works because I thought his works looked more commercial illustration than fine art. I am glad to see my old “friend” who is still doing great. I love the bright colors and lines, which brought cleanness to his works. I see his work more as a fine art now.

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed

Art, Museum, show and exhibition
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The Storm, 1893, Edvard Munch

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Madonna, 1895-97, Edvard Munch

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Despair, 1894, Edvard Munch

I was lucky to notice The Met Breuer was showing works of Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch (1863–1944). The title of the show is Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed which was the title of his one of his self-portrait.

Munch’s works are well known for his depictions of human anxiety. Because in modern society, everyone seems living with depression, I think his works reveal one aspect of our modern society. Thus his works are very contemporary.

His most famous work is The Scream, which was not there. It was very disappointing. However, I enjoyed the show. Munch is one of my favorite artists but I didn’t have a chance to see his works at the same time.

 

Michelangelo at Met

Art, drawing, Museum, show and exhibition

I went to “the must-see” show, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at Metropolitan Museum. It was very successful show. So many people! Met announced that the 10th most visited exhibition in the museum’s history. It’s brought more than 700,000 visitors for three months. I was one of them. It was so many (but not too many) works. They show not only his works but also other artists who worked with him. I’ve never get tired of seeing those masterpieces! Just beautiful.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Bacchanal of Children. Red chalk. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Studies for Christ in the Pietà of Úbeda for Sebastiano del Piombo. Black chalk. Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques, Paris (716)

Kathe Burkhart show at Mary Boone gallery

Art, New York Art, protest, show and exhibition

I went to see Kathe Burkhart show at Mary Boone gallery. Though I missed Women’s march, I could make this feminist artist’s show.

In one word, I would say her work is bold. I love that straightforwardness. I also love the way she uses collage. I think the materials of   the collage connects between visual image and reality of our life.

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Blueballs: from the Liz Taylor Series, 2007

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Get the Fuck Out: from the Liz Taylor Series, 2017