i visited moma once. i esp. liked the sculpture garden. sonny rollins (a jazz sax great) played a solo concert there which must have been unreal. and it is always so cool to actually see paintings in real life that i saw in books. i always get that feeling in any art museum. to an artist like yourself, it probably sounds stupid, but it is a revelation for me to see the actual painting - brush strokes, actual scale, etc... as opposed to a picture in a book. moma is also where i bought my screwdriver which i use to this day - it was somehow related to their design area or something...
actually i am always shocked at the scale of things. especially the jackson pollock's i saw. they are enormous and there is so much texture you will never see in a photo. the rothko's were great too.too cold for the sculpture garden but nevertheless beautiful.
pollock's was the most dramatic example of this for me as well - got nothing out of seeing photos of his paintings - but seeing the actual work was totally different...the others that this was opretty dramatic was some of o'keefe's flowers which are BIG and some of the textures in van gogh's....i mean, those i liked even from the photos in the book - but in person were better still
yeah, it does rock. even if it swallowed my phone. i still love it.
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