Last weekend Alexi & i went to the Denver Art Museum, affectionately known as the DAM. i have been slowly doing "outings" since all the illness and a small trip to the museum seemed doable, especially with a big long nap after. She had to go for her Art class she is taking at college which just excites me. It was a great time together as she knows my needs right now. We also got to compare & contrast our likes as well as talk about the pieces in detail.
The art muesum often has new exhibits and this latest one was a dream come true to me, Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Be still my beating heart. Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kadinsky, Pollack, Kline, Stills, de Kooning, Motherwell, Rothko, sigh. i have to say Alexi & I are quite diverse in our tastes. it really made me laugh. Despite our difference we we able to enjoy the afternoon together exploring & talking about art. We aren't allowed to take photos in the exhibit so i purchased a book with lots of wonderful photos of the pieces. Alexi even used it in her paper for class.
After spending much time in the Modern Masters, we only went through a few other exhibits/halls at the Denver Art Museum. I was able to take photos in these exhibits. Here are a few that drew me in. These are a recent addition to the exhibit, Epic, drawings by Jospeh Stashkevetch. They are incredible & huge!
The details on these are incredible. They looked like photographs until closer inspection. The lines of the charcoal are beautiful, the way they capture the light & dark. You really do look like you are looking over the edge in the above piece. Alexi and i were fascinated by these.
This is one of my favorite paintings found in the Western Art section of the museum. Unfortunately i don't know the name of it. It is so striking, bright colors on a black background. The brushstokes are fascinating and beautiful.
Another favorite of mine. The layers of paint to make up this mostly white & black painting is incredible. There is more than meets the eye, with layers of color under the white that make it beautiful.
Stephen Hannock's Mount Blanca with Ute Creek at Dawn is a mixed media piece, although just a quick glance at it does not seem so. But step up and inspect it closer and you can see all kinds of things in the piece.
including pages from the Lorax
and notes about his late wife. it is truly a piece that deserves a second look.
This installation piece of sorts is quite intriguing. i really like how this and her other pieces are arranged. i love the strings hanging down as much as the art in the frames. Annette Messager has a few pieces in this collection and they are equally as cool.