Van Gogh at the MOMA

NYC - MoMA: Vincent van Gogh's The Starry NightImage by wallyg via FlickrVan Gogh and the Colors of the Night is the latest installation at the MOMA along with Joan Miro.  I went to both.  Van Gogh is a must see. 

No matter how many times one sees The Wheatfields or Starry Night over the Rhone or The Starry Night, your jaw just drops.  Each piece is beautiful.  Rich with color and thought.  Takes your breath away.  The exhibit isn't huge and probably gets really crowded at times.  Wasn't so bad today.  I'd like to take the kids back.  Van Gogh is an artist whose work should be etched in your mind permantly.

Joan Miro, not my favorite artist, really didn't do it for me.  I am glad I walked through and read all the information but the work doesn't call out to me.  I can see how artists were certainly influenced by Miro but for me, today, it was all about Van Gogh.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Nate

    Van Goghs are fantastic in person. What no reproduction can capture is the amazing texture. The paint strokes are so thick they’re practically sculpture.

  2. ellen

    You are absolutely correct. As I was leving the jewelry exhibit last week, I went upstairs at the MFA Boston to oogle our Van Goghs.Stunning.