Tag: Manhattan

MoMA, New York, 2011 #2

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) The Starry Night 1889 oil on canvas 73 × 92 cm (28.7 × 36.2 in) "This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise," the artist wrote to his brother Theo, "with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big." Rooted in imagination and memory,…

Gustav Klimt

At the Neue Galerie I was not allowed to photograph the famous Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, which used to hang in the Belvedere in Vienna, Austria, but the Museum of Modern Art is very photographer-friendly. Gustav Klimt, Die Hoffnung, II   (1907), oil, gold, and platinum on canvas, 1.105 x 1.105 m (3′ 7½"…

Degas – ballerina

Edgar Degas French 1834-1917 The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922 Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon Degas exhibited the original version of this sculpture at the sixth Impressionist exhibition, in 1881. The wax original is tinted to simulate flesh, clothed in a fabric bodice, tutu, and ballet…