Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Art worth seeing

The Guggenheim in NY has never been my favorite museum but the New York Times review of the Kandinsky exhibit there now which makes me want to get on the next bus into the city! If you can't get there or don't have time to read Roberta Smith's entire review, at least check out the slide show here. Smith almost sounds as though she is speaking directly to us (as artists) and understands how exciting and motivating it is for our own creative process when we've seen good art. So, I'm off to create! Enjoy your day -- mine is just getting started.

7 comments:

Diane Wright said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I would have missed Roberta Smith.

FRANCHI ROSENFELD said...

Rayna, Thank you for giving us this view of the Kandinsky show. He is one of the artists whose work I have always loved thru all his stages of composition and life. The Guggenheim is a perfect place to exhibit his work especially as it is hung with spaces between the work so that it can be really seen and enjoyed.
Thank you again.

Nina-Marie said...

Color me green with envy. I'm very content to live my hick lifestyle until something like this is going on and I would love to see it in person. Thanks for the great link though!!

Eva said...

I'd like to be on the bus right away, if there was a bus that could take us to the NY Guggenheim... We saw the "Gugg" in Bonn and as much Kandinsky as possible in Dessau, Munich and Murnau, also the painted stairs in his Murnau house and his reverse glass paintings which were inspired by 18.-19. century folk art. It is so impressing to know that one of the founders of abstract art travelled Siberia before 1900 for a research on native and Russian folk art.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the link to Roberta Smith's review. I would just love to see that show.

Approachable Art said...

Nom Nom Kandinsky, get thee to the Guggenheim!

Approachable Art said...

BTW Rayna, I have the opportunity to take a week long class next year, anywhere in the US. Are you teaching at a retreat by chance? I really need a live silk screen/screen deconstruction class in the worst way and I'd love to take it if you're the instructor.