Friday, January 4, 2013

First Museum Visit of 2013

Started 2013 by going to the Amon Carter Museum to see the wonderful survey of American paintings from Phillips Collection, To See As Artists See. This exhibit has multiple paintings by artists like Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Charles Sheeler, plus a several artists I was not familiar with.

Included are some of the best Stuart Davis paintings I ever seen in person, my fav being Blue Cafe'. The simplicity of the image is built upon a complex composition, sensitive color relationships and masterful paint handling. You have to see this painting in person. When you do, you will fall in love.

I must admit that I have been to Washington DC a few times but have never made it to the Phillips Collection, a mistake I will fix next visit.