Friday, November 26, 2010

While in Seattle....

While I was visiting Seattle I stopped by to see the Picasso Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. I was curious to see my reaction. The exhibit is on loan from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris which is under renovation. I had toured the Musée when I was visiting Paris a few years ago and really enjoyed touring the Musée and seeing Picasso's works. The Musée is housed in an old historic hotel in the Marais district. Seeing Picasso's works in Seattle just didn't have the same mystique for me. Perhaps I don't understand the work on exhibit in Seattle well enough.

In any event, I always enjoy seeing the resident works in the Seattle Art Museum. Here are a few that really attracted me.

These pieces were by modern artist Rashid Johnson. I guess it is no surprise that I enjoyed them. They were painted fabric, spray enamel on polyester, to be precise.
This is an untitled work by American artist Sam Gilliam. I loved the explosive feel of it. I have to admit that it reminds me of one of my own pieces.

Finally, there is always blown glass in Seattle. This piece is by William Morris.

Hope that everyone in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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