I've been very bad...

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: , , ,
PART DEUX: So I went to the MOMA in Fort Worth and had an awesome time! Of course, the collection was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but the architecture totally made up for it. It's breathtakingly beautiful and you could tell the Japanese architect TADAO ANDO poured a lot of love into the structure. I could gush about how amazing the place was. If it were a mansion, I'd gladly move in!

Okay, so I'm not really supposed to be photographing the exhibit, but you know me--I'm a rebel that way. I couldn't help it. Really! I don't know when I'll get a chance to go to this museum again so I made darn sure I would get this documented. Thankfully my accomplice became pretty skilled at the art of sneaky photography by the end of the day!

So come with me as I make my way around the museum....

One of the first pieces I came upon was this beautiful sculpture called BOOK WITH WINGS by Anselm Kiefer (Germany). Okay, who doesn't want to feel like an angel once in a while. I have to say, it's too bad we couldn't use the flash on our camera but I'm pleasantly pleased with sprouting wings :)

You have to admit how amazing this looks! Look at the scale of the piece ASCHENBLUME, also by Anselm Kiefer. It's magnificent with the intricate details and layering. Boy, I love layering techniques because that's what I do best when I paint.

I've always been wild about Jackson Pollack, so it was a treat to see several wonderful pieces from him. I was blown away. Crack ART! I'm going to own one of his paintings one day! Because if I hadn't discovered him at a young age, I would have never started painting in the first place! Yes, by this time I was itching to pull out brushes and a canvas and start painting in the space. But fortunately for me, my sanity came flooding back when we got reprimanded for taking pictures.

This was a totally cool ladder that reminded me of ALICE IN WONDERLAND for some reason. I adored it. I'm sure it took the artist forever to reach the end. Since I was kinda worried about getting caught taking photos, I missed the plaque. My apologies to the artist that I couldn't give proper credit.

I have to admit, modern art isn't just about paintings, photography, and sculptures. It's also about artistic expressions...mainly stuff I couldn't begin to decipher.

There was a special exhibit going on where the artist used animation techniques and large collages. This particular exhibit held screens in a darkened room, projecting a short movie and in one room it focused on a dancing nose! I was not digging it. I know, different strokes for different folks...but I DON'T GET IT! I'm pretty open minded...but maybe I don't understand all this modern art. I love the classics. I love being able to stare at some incredibly created art pieces for hours on end...but sitting on a bench watching dancing noses and strange imagery isn't my cup of tea. Explain this one to me, art connoisseurs! Pretty please.

By this time I was looking for the EXIT.

This piece by Robert Rauschenberg is called WHISTLE STOP. I noticed some of the patrons giving me dirty looks but c'mon, you'd have done this too. It was so much fun to be part of the artwork!

An art exhibit isn't just the same without seeing an Andy! I'm going to have to try this technique someday. I've decided that it would be a fun project. What a happy, vibrant feel to this piece! The painting just popped, hence the magic of Pop Art.

Okay, I could go on and on but I'm just going to leave you with this very thoughtful sculpture (sorry, didn't get the artist's name on this piece either).

I'm glad I had the opportunity to see all the art and it's so revitalizing. It's like going to conference and jazzing you up to write. I can't put a finger on the feeling but I left with an amazing high and a determination to build my own art--yes, it's time to crack the whip on my writing and I think that the visual inspiration will most definitely rev me up.

4 Responses to "I've been very bad..."

Kristen Painter Says :
12:41 PM

I love it! That ladder is wicked cool.

Jax Cassidy Says :
4:53 PM

Yes, I agree. It was wicked cool! I was very impressed by how well it was done.

Maria Geraci Says :
7:07 AM

I agree, that ladder is awesome. When I first saw the pic of you in front of the wings, I thought, "hey! how did Jax sprout wings?" :))

Jax Cassidy Says :
9:15 AM

Maria--You know I'm really an angel and only the few will get to see me show myself in all my glory :P

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