22 September 2012

MoMA Favorites


I could waste a day away at the MoMA. I love that place. But when I don't have a ton of time I skip right to the 5th floor for my quick fix. Matisse, Monet, Cezanne, van Gogh, Dali, and Kahlo. They speak to me. I am such a Matisse fan, in fact, that we gave our second son the middle name Henri.


Then I ride the escalator down one floor for a taste of Lichtenstein, Pollack and Warhol. I'm always curious to explore new artists, but if I never make it through the photography, sculpture or design exhibits, I still leave feeling completely energized.


A few weeks ago when I was there I decided to Instagram iPhone shots of my very favorite pieces on the 4th and 5th floors. Do you recognize them without seeing the whole picture? (Note: There is no Picasso in this post. I've always disliked Picasso and can't bring myself to include even his most famous works of art.) Enjoy!

Joan Mitchell, Wood, Wind, No Tuba, 1980
Robert Indiana, The American Dream, 1961
Niele Toroni, Imprints of a No. 50 Paintbrush... , 1971
Andy Warhol, Orange Car Crash Fourteen Times, 1963
André Derain, L'Estaque, 1906
André Masson, The Kill, 1944

Roy Lichtenstein, Girl with Ball, 1961
Paul Cézanne, Pines and Rocks, 1897

Meret Oppenheim, Red Head Blue Body, 1936

Jasper Johns, Green Target, 1955
Marcel Duchamp, Network of Stoppages, 1914
Wifredo Lam, The Jungle, 1943
Jackson Pollock, Number 1A, 1948

Henri Matisse, Woman on a High Stool (Germaine Raynal), 1914
Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889

Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe, 1962
Tom Wesselmann, Great American Nude, 2, 1961
Mikhail Larionov, Rayonist Composition: Domination of Red, 1912-13
Henri Matisse, The Moroccans, 1916
Franz Kline, White Forms, 1955

Paul Cézanne, Chåteau Noir, 1903-0

Gustav Klimt, The Park, 1910 or earlier
Vincent van Gogh, The Olive Trees, 1889
Natalia Goncharova, Rayonism: Blue-Green Forest, 1913
Henri Matisse, Dance (I), 1909
Henri Matisse, La Japonaise: Woman Beside the Water, 1905
Piet Mondrian, Composition in Oval with Color Planes 1, 1914
Henri Matisse, The Piano Lesson, 1916
Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, 1911
Henri Matisse, Still Life after Jan Davidsz, de Heem's "La Desserte," 1915

Henri Matisse, Bather, 1909
Georges Braque, Landscape at La Ciotat, 1907
Georges-Pierre Seurat, Port-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbor, 1888
Umberto Boccioni, Dynamismof a Soccer Player, 1913
Juan Gris, Still Life with Flowers, 1912

1 comment:

Grandma DJ said...

Thx for the tour!! Love you forever