I have a confession: I Love Art.
A blog about how art invigorates, inspires, teaches and can share the very best of humanity.
I am just back from a short road trip with stops overnight in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Lots of driving, some serious rain. I went the other day to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Glass entrance to new a wing, white walls, a city-funded policy of free admission, classes of kids with docents explaining and showing; old art, new art, ancient art, book art, video art, 3D art and, strangely, very little photo art but nevertheless, wonderful, transcendent really.
Hit it right and you can be empowered in the presence of art. So very much vitality springing off the museum walls, thoughts, passions, ideas, travails and triumphs, history and freshness. Imagine Trump wanting to defund the arts. Clueless. What an asshole.
Want inspiration? Go look at art. Just the thought that my work is somewhere in this mix, this cauldron of creative expression throughout the ages makes me feel proud, if perhaps humbled too. You too if you make art, what an esteemed thing to do.
Back to Baltimore and its museum. Excellent representation of a broad array of art, well displayed and not too teacherly. I took pictures, sorry about no indentifications,
although this one of the columns is by Anne Truitt.
Your day got you down? Are the skies dawning gray and life is hard? Lost your positive outlook, lost that Joie de vivre? Go look at some art.
In yellow, Any Warhol's Last Supper silkscreens.
This last one, these school kids getting being taught about some art making process by the male docent while in the presence of this looming and glowing vibrant red Mark Rothko on the left. How great is that?
Baltimore Museum of Art... worth going. Looking at art made my day. It will make yours too.