I went to NYC to visit our son, Jeff, and Ted! Ted-the-cat pre-dates the pandemic, but I didn’t get to meet him then. It takes Ted awhile to get used to people so when he got that close to me I felt special!
I went to The Met and The MoMa and had a great time. I love portraits and statues because the expressions on the faces show that people then and people now must be feeling the same kinds of feelings. These from The Met:
And then there are those times when art makes you giggle. Like these two Medieval busts… they are the mean girls from high school:
Or here, I can hear them saying to each other: Here, look over here! No. I say look over here! It’s over HERE!!!
There are more female artists on display at both museums and one has to wonder why it has taken so long!!! There was a large exhibit of pieces (furniture, paintings, prints, and more) by Sophie Taeuber-Arp that was amazing. Here is just one painting from the exhibit…
She died at the age of 53 in 1942 from accidental carbon-monoxide poisoning in her sleep.
Also at the MoMa you will find a wonderful exhibit of Alexander Calder‘s work. The shadows are integral to the beauty of the forms and the museum has them spaced and lit very well.
That’s probably enough for today. I’ll post more in the next few days :-).