Tag: MOMA

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"…

Jawlensky, Alexei (1864-1941) – 1910c. Head (Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA)

Oil on canvas over cardboard; 41 x 32.7 cm. Source: Oxford University Press Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still a…