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I saw the Magritte exhibit at the MOMA yesterday. It was a pretty large collection of his works. Despite the crowds, it was a very worthwhile 2.5 hrs spent. I wish the narratives in the audio guide were a bit more in depth and more insightful about the use of recurring objects in his works. The exhibit ends today.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I saw the Magritte exhibit at the MOMA yesterday. It was a pretty large collection of his works. Despite the crowds, it was a very worthwhile 2.5 hrs spent. I wish the narratives in the audio guide were a bit more in depth and more insightful about the use of recurring objects in his works. The exhibit ends today.


Very nice, DD.

Are you a fan of Giorgio de Chirico by chance?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Very nice, DD.

Are you a fan of Giorgio de Chirico by chance?

Unfortunately, I can't say I am only because I am not knowledgeable of the Surrealist artists outside of the well-known names. It's kinda like saying I only drink Silver Oak and Opus One. Smile


DD, de Chirico is well known. Not Dali, yet excellent.

If you enjoyed the surrealist from Belgium with the Bowler hat, look into de Chirico.

Magritte had great influence in the film industry as well, and you see such in films by Bertolucci, Luc Godard and others.

Rene also had great influence on the brilliant Miro.

I'm glad you enjoyed!
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
Looks like they are motivated by pricing and making money more than acquiring art for art's sake

Mad A negative influence to an otherwise beautiful thing. Sure to f*** up the market for a while.

That said, there are many 'works of Art' and excellent artists that will remain off their radar.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
Looks like they are motivated by pricing and making money more than acquiring art for art's sake

Mad A negative influence to an otherwise beautiful thing. Sure to f*** up the market for a while.

That said, there are many 'works of Art' and excellent artists that will remain off their radar.


A slippery slope for sure.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by wine+art:

I'm still praying for a fire.


Having visited this collection with you in its proper/intended setting, and understanding the travesty involved in the relocation, I have always been curious about your strong feelings regarding this.

Would you truly wish these works destroyed?

PH


Completely and totally.

There is not a fiber of my soul that does not believe Dr. Barnes would not do it himself if able before allowing this to happen. The works were his, and his alone.

I have read much about Dr. Barnes, and this is his worse nightmare. To hell with the thieves.
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Originally posted by Italian Wino:
Just acquired a very colorful 1951 Proof lithograph (Madame de Pompadour) from Matisse and trying to figure out the best place to hang it. Anyone else a fan of Matisse's litho's?

IW


IW, well played and thanks for the text photo!

A place to hang... the picture will give you something new and different each time you relocate it over the decades to come. Enjoy your new work of art from the second greatest artist of the 20th century. Cool

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