I'd been looking forward to yesterday ever since my husband told me he had to go to Milwaukee for work,
and said I could go along for the ride.
I got to venture out and spend a few hours at the Milwaukee Art Museum!
It's super fun to recognize art and artists I studied in my old college Art History classes. Textbook photos and overhead projections just can't compare to seeing a piece live in person. I love to get up real close (actually, I HAVE to get up real close these days...) to soak in every brushstroke and color detail.
Here are a few of my very favorite pieces I saw yesterday at the art museum.
|Barend Cornelius Koekkoekva|
La Valee de l'Ahr, 1841
This looks just like a photograph! Such vibrant colors!
I had to get REALLY close to this one to study the details.
Northern Seascape, Off the Banks, 1936-37
The nautical theme makes me happy, the shapes make me happy, the colors make me happy.
Wish I was on a boat right now.
The Horseman, 1966
Gosh, I wish this picture would have turned out better.
The thickness of the paint.
The little teeny tiny details that can't be captured in a photo.
Le Coq de la Liberation, 1944
This reminds me of traveling to tropical locations,
where there are always chickens roaming the streets.
What up wit dat?
Geraniums Before Blue Mountain, 1911
Blooming flowers on a porch railing,
green trees, blue skies and a mountain,
a fire blazing in the fireplace.
What's not to like?
|Alexej von Jawlensky|
Pale Woman with Red Hair, 1911-12
Wish I was better at painting people. These guys make it look so simple.
Maybe I'll give it another try.
|Ernst Ludwig Kirchner|
Street Scene, 1926
Just makes me wonder where they're going in their fancy hats and high heels.
Nobody's really smiling.
Maybe they don't want to go wherever they're going.
In Schwabing, 1912
I have a new crush. Her name is Gabriele Munter.
Road in a Multicolored October, 1959
I immediately felt a connection to her paintings.
Now I know what it means when other people say that.
This collection had a nice representation of her work.
Lucky me, lucky me.
OMG, and there's a black Lab in the boat!
The Green House, Murnau, 1911
Well then Gabriele Munter, German painter...
I'll be googling you in the very near future.
(American, born in Wisconsin) !!!
Another homie from WI.
Sunny #4, 1971
I love goofy stuff like this.
Who says art has to be all stuffy and stuff anyway?
Normally sculpture doesn't do much for me, but there was something about this one
that made me stop and take a closer look.
See Lake Michigan in the background?