I would not normally dare write a blog entry about art, just because I know nothing about it. I do like art though, and I do love to visit art galleries. What I am sharing here is a selection of works that were either bright enough, funny enough or famous enough to have have stuck in my memory. A collection of unrelated pieces curated by my subconscious.
I initially made this list for myself, but I decided the images here are interesting and beautiful enough to want to share with everyone.
I hope that you like the pictures.
“The Lobster-phone is one of my favorite things in Tate Liverpool. It’s just so absurd and funny!”
“Another sculpture that I really liked because it amused me, I saw these hyper realistic 1970s tourists in the Scottish National Modern Gallery in Edinburgh. For some reason I have always imagined American tourists to look like this. “
“I saw this when I was about 14 at the Guggenheim in New York. It was the first time I had seen a painting that was famous enough for me to recognize. It’s a bit like meeting a rock star.”
“Though I have never seen an original print, I have always loved the Great Wave by Hokusai. This is my favorite of the original Hokusai prints that I have been lucky enough to see. (At the Museum Of Asian Arts, Corfu).”
“This is me next to the painting in the Museum fr Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. I seem to have a thing for bright and bold paintings.”
“I think this piece has stayed in my mind because it is so uncomfortable to look at, especially as it captures adolescent awkwardness so successfully. I have since seen this even more disturbing sculpture by Mueck in Edinburgh. Nightmare worthy.”
“I have seen a few David Hockney paintings and (again) I like the bright and bold colours. I think this was the first one that I ever saw; at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.”
“There are lots of great Henry Moore pieces at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but I love this because it has always represented Leeds City Centre for me.”
“Picasso paintings definitely have that “rock star” edge about them. I have seen quite a few, but this (in Liverpool Tate) is my favorite. They are always smaller in size than you would expect, kind of like Kylie Minogue.”
“This is a really interesting work of art, especially when you learn more more the artist and his intentions. Luckily the the Tate Modern also presents a video explaining the work. Each of the 8m ceramic sunflower seeds was individually hand crafted.”
“I saw this today at a traveling exhibit of Andy Warhol self portraits in the Sheffield Graves Gallery. I was disappointed to have missed it in Edinburgh, so it was a treat that it had come to where I live. I have always considered this an iconic image.”