mixed media on paper 6 x 6 inch
Kisses can be pretty sweet. Ever wish you could wear them?
I spent Mother's Day in Texas visiting my youngest son. It was a great trip and we visited the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and also Kimbell Art Museum.
Most interesting at the Modern was Jenny Holzer's Kind of Blue. I'm not sure I understood it, but I have to say it kept our attention for a while as the words rolled by, and even caused me to look her up and read up on the installment.
Kind of Blue
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Probably the most exciting and most promoted work was at the Kendall Museum. Allegedly the only Michaelangelo painting in the USA, The Torment of St. Anthony c.1487-1488, was a sight to behold. Michaelangelo painted it when he was 11 or 12 years old and he had a terrifying imagination if you ask me.
The Torment of St. Anthony
Kendall Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas
My favorite was this gorgeous piece, also at the Kendall, Portrait of Mary Sartoris, by Frederic Leighton c. 1860. As many would say here in the Midwest, "ain't she pretty"? But seriously, such a gorgeous portrait. I love her tenderness.
Portrait of Mary Sartoris
Kendall Art Museum Fort Worth, Texas
My son's favorite was this monster piece called Vortex by Richard Serra. Does a man just wake up one day and decide to make something this big? It was amazing and the echo inside of it was so spooky sounding.
|Vortex by Richard Serra|
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
We saw so much and I wish there was time to show all of it to you. If you ever go to Texas, these museums are worth the time.
Hope you are all having a great week.