My visit to MoMA

It Rained heavily, the line of soggy bodies  wound down the street and clashing umbrellas scrambled for space as we awaited in line to buy tickets to get into MoMA.

I came without an umbrella. I know it was on the list, but somehow it didn’t get put in the bag.
I checked the weather in Dublin this morning and its raining there too.
New York, then Dublin. I’m going to get wet.

I need a brolly.

However, I don't cope with a cloud of black above me, so I got quite damp walking the 10 blocks or so to Anthropologie to buy an umbrella I felt comfortable with.

At least I had my brolly to keep me dry, then again the drips of the brolly behind me slipped down my sleeve and left a trail water.

Finally inside the MoMA, there was another 30 minute wait to leave the bags and we wound round and round the  maze of boundary ropes. I put the earphones in my Iwatch and listened to music… (In fact I did that most of the day)

The crowds were dense. I have visited galleries all over the worl I have never seen so many people in one gallery.

I left the hotel at 9.30, and I was finally in the gallery at 11.30. Common sense told me that to see all 5 floors would take most of the day. The crowds were huge so I should take advantage of the almost empty cafe before the rush.

I had mushroom tart, pea gratin and a strong cappuccino.

It was nice to be warm and  relax for a short time. This is the museum of modern art. I don't like modern art but I'm trying very hard to appreciate it.

I appreciated some of the images. These banners for instance. I loved the way the colors married and reflected in each other.

The balance of this piece is wonderful. It's refreshing and makes you feel like summer when you view it. The central line visually balances the picture. I personally need to compartmentalize things that I see  – and this piece works for me.

Temporary Poster
Some pieces were not comfortable to look at, in fact 50% of the works in the gallery were not to my liking.


Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008)

1955. Oil and pencil on pillow, quilt, and sheet on wood supports, 6' 3 1/4" x 31 1/2" x 8" (191.1 x 80 x 20.3 cm).
Take this piece for instance. Created in the 1950's I think.

I  feel desperately sorry the woman who made the antique quilt and i don't understand the reasoning. Who decides that this is art?



IMG_0299Dynamism of a Soccer Player
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882–1916)

1913. Oil on canvas, 6' 4 1/8" x 6' 7 1/8" (193.2 x 201 cm).

Fishing Boats, Collioure
André Derain (French, 1880–1954)

1905. Oil on canvas

Look at this piece.Turquoise, blue, pink graduating to deep vibrant colors at the base. Can you imagine matching these colors and constructing a quilt.

From the images you've seen you can see my bias color texture, composition and pleasant.

I've not photographed one image of naked and broken body parts and destruction. I walked past those with a shake of my head.

So you view my bias.


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One Comment Add yours

  1. Pam,
    Love your bias!
    Judy b

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