|Wikipedia photo of the Degas sculpture we saw|
|Bailey has curated this collection titled "Things I Chew"|
|Femme assise dans un jardin Pable Picasso|
This is one of several Picasso's on display that he painted of Dora Maar. We overheard a tour guide describing Dora as the Lady Gaga of her day. This one was also my favorite Picasso they had.
What's as interesting to me as seeing the art itself, is seeing the collection the Wexners put together. I wondered - why did they choose this one? Why did they collect this group? I think they have a much more sophisticated appreciation of art than I do.
|Femme de Venise IV Alberto Giacometti. |
cool tidbit: A lot of Alberto's other sculptures are of his brother, Diego.
The collection was mostly human figures in different forms of distortion. Curiously, there was one artist represented that did not create human figures. Susan Rothenberg's paintings were all flat horse silhouettes.
|Hector Protector Susan Rothenberg|
What makes great art? Accuracy in representation of reality? Unique viewpoint in abstraction of reality? Does it need to be making a statement? Stir an emotion, pleasant or not? Does it need to be attractive, or just thought provoking? Is art great only when it creates a new style and propels expression in a new direction?
|Pink Lady Willem de Kooning|
I highly recommend visiting the exhibit. It was really inspiring on many levels.
Or at least click over to wexarts to see it online. If you like to over think things like I do, you can obsess over it for days.