Monday, December 31, 2018

Wadsworth Atheneum

I always enjoy a visit to Hartford's art museum.

A couple stood close to a painting by Willem de Kooning and discussed the colors and brush strokes.

A man strode through the center of a European gallery.

 This west entrance to Morgan Great Hall mixes classical statues, beaux arts decoration and a hint of the huge and colorful mural by the famous Hartford-born conceptualist artist Sol Lewitt.

A docent led a tour in an American gallery featuring paintings by Hudson River School artists.

The Matrix gallery in the museum features contemporary works, usually challenging.  The current exhibition by Bouke de Vries, a ceramics conservator and contemporary artist, is War and Pieces.

A long table is set formally in the style of the 17th and 18th century, but with
period ceramic groupings with modern adaptations and broken shards.
It culminates in a mushroom cloud in the center.


Kate said...

This art museum offers many treasures and pleasures. Great banner for the season. May you have a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year!

RedPat said...

Fabulous pics, Jack! I always forget about Sol Lewitt's murals until you show one!

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful museum. That exhibit "War and Pieces" gives one a lot to think about.

William Kendall said...

The second shot is my favourite. I would thoroughly enjoy visiting there.

jennyfreckles said...

It looks enticing as a place to visit. Those ceramics are amazing.