Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Daytripping: Sol Lewitt V


This Lewitt grouping at MassMOCA is not my favorite, but the photo does show the scale of the galleries and the art work.  And some of you will like it better than I do.  Maybe those of you who are black and white fanatics.

17 comments:

SRQ said...

I like the color selection in this one, Jack. But, still...I don't grasp Lewitt. That being said, thanks for showing us these pics. I doubt I'd ever see them otherwise.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful exhibition!
I love both, b&w and colors artworks!
Léia

RamblingRound said...

Quilts and checkers!

Sharon said...

Interesting! Not my favorite but still interesting.

Virginia said...

Who you callin' a BW fanatic???? Actually Mr. Smartypants, I like the colorful ones the best!
V

Leslie D. said...

This scrambles my brain waves in some weird way

VP said...

Jack, I am answering to your direct question, please appreciate the sincerity and good faith...
I think this is absolute rubbish that any bored kid could generate with some third rate software using an old computer.
I wonder how an adult and even slightly educated person can only for a moment mistake this for something worthy of room in a museum.
Contemporary art is an industry which give work at any level to a lot of guys that would be otherwise rightly unemployed. Guess who gladly pays for all these bums, when all around the world old masters' works are kept in storage for lack of exposing room.

Sylvia K said...

It's not my favorite, but it is colorful and different and I'm really enjoying the tour you've taken us on -- look forward to another one! Hope you your week is going well, Jack! Have a great day!

LONDONLULU said...

I prefer the colorful ones, but I'm sure there are those who'd appreciate the b&w. I like the sense of scale indeed, not to mention all those great converging lines!

RedPat said...

I'm amazed at all the negativity towards this work. Perhaps they are a bit overwhelming in such enclosed spaces and displayed en masse. The pics that I've seen of his murals in soaring spaces show his work as wonderful. And when you consider that most of his work was done well before computer use in art it makes it even more impressive. It's not as if a digital camera can turn us all into Ansel Adams just because we can take a pic!

I thought that you would like the mural from yesterday's post.

JM said...

Judging from all you've show us, this exhibition is huge! Fantastic. I guess it's not easy to find a place which can gather so many Lewitt's works.

cieldequimper said...

I'm probably too stupid...

LOLfromPasa said...

I love shapes, colors and the open space this gallery offers. So it is fun to have a look as part of the collection within your blog, Jack. My immediate thought is that I probably wouldn't find myself stopping and studying each piece :). But I am sure there are those who will.

Lowell said...

It's OK, you know, nice colors and shapes. But...it just doesn't move me. Well, out the door maybe. :)

Kay said...

I saw my first Lewitts with a friend who is a professional artist. I think having her perspective as I experienced it opened my eyes in a new way - she's also a fine teacher.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Whether you like the artwork or not Jack, there is no denying the spectacular scale of the presentation. You've shown these works beautifully.

William Kendall said...

I'm definitely reminded of a checkers board!

I do love the space.