Saturday, June 8, 2013

Visiting Monet and his Water Lilies

Monet....the artist's artist.

What artist has not had the desire to see and feel the art and the inspirations of this great painter.  We have all had the desire to visit Monet's gardens at Giverny

Recently,  I had the opportunity to visit New York and Monet's paintings at MOMA. 

Monet's Water Lilies,  MOMA,  photo by Janeice Silberman

Although I have seen this painting before,  it was fun to "revisit it" at MOMA.  The vast enormous presence of this painting simply takes your breath away.   How to describe the blues and greens transitioning into the bits of reflections and color.   Well there is just no easy way to do it.  You have to see it in person.

You can almost visualize Monet in the room.  I overheard a number of patrons mentioning that this work had an overwhelming sensation.   It seems that you can only involve your visual senses for a brief encounter.   Maybe it is actually better that we can revisit it from time to time in New York. Absorbing just a little more with each visit.

PS:  I noticed that it took considerable effort to light this work.  So many lights on the track, that I virtually lost count of the number of heads.

So now......back to the studio.  Pull out those works relative to the emotions that this piece generates.
As I think about it.....there are many.  Later......