Here you can see Carol Bove’s new works. They are bolder, bigger and, dare I say it, more manly.
My boyfriend wouldn't come with me to see this exhibition because (and I quote) he didn't need to see "the most boring artist in the world ever.”
Its a big exhibition, spanning over two floors with around 250 artworks from 1900-2016, by nearly 200 American artists. But in a way, I wish they had made it smaller, because I lost the thread somewhere in there.
“Learning to draw is teaching yourself how to see” - Cecily Brown.
There is a whole group of artists who followed in the footsteps Caravaggio, they even have a name (a very cool name if you ask me) - The Caravaggisti
That is when Klimt really shines - when the work is complex, woven with tradition, rich textures contrasting with smooth skin.
The human body has been THE insatiable interest of mankind since the eve of recorded expression. We study ourselves. We study others. The nude - in the flesh - is the most familiar reality we know. We are presented with it, daily... our bodies, minds, relationships… immediate perceptions, ideas, fears. And of course, the nude never becomes obvious enough. It is still shocking. It surprises us. Moves us. Frightens us.
As the co-curator Jens Hoffmann says, it is an “extremely radical exhibition that really quintessentially questions the very core what a museum is.”
Kusama once said “I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.” and now, until Nov.30th, all visitors to The Glass House can step into the same surreal, fairytale world.