Tuesday, January 31, 2012


On Friday, the 27th, we visited the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), a world-class museum for 19th and 20th century art. Although when I visit art museums I generally wind up focusing on individual pieces (and in many cases parts of individual pieces), I did manage to take some shots of broader views in the museum, and here are a few of those.

Following, without comment, are some of the works of "wall art" that I found interesting.

Wow! Even though I know very little about art, I was impressed with collection in this museum.

Here are some three-dimensional pieces, i.e., sculptures, that I enjoyed.

Not that I could see having this last piece in our home.

One thing about photographing sculptures: It helps, I think, to position them so that the background provides some added interest and context.  That was not always possible, as some of the above shots illustrate.  Another thing: Photographing bronze statues creates added challenges in that the metal is generally dark against a much lighter background, so the metal's texture can get lost in the relative darkness.  Here I did my best to brighten up the bronze to allow that texture to come through.

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