Just a general thread for discussion on any exhibitions or works of visual art you've seen or made and found of interest.
There's potential for this thread to become more up its own arse than the music one, if we work really hard.
Some of the more enjoyable exhibitions I've had the pleasure to see:
- Turner to Monet at the National Gallery, Canberra around 2008 or so
- Titian exhibition at the National Gallery in London, 2003
- Henry Moore at the Tate, London, 2010
- Picasso at the NSW Art Gallery, 2012
- Annie Liebovitz at the MCA, Sydney, 2011
The Turner exhibition was somewhat spoiled by the twins who, despite having gone to every attraction to their liking in Canberra before the gallery, got the ****s within 10 minutes, meaning we had to rush through it.
The Henry Moore exhibition was fantastic. He was a genius. Probably the most enjoyable day at a gallery I've had.
Picasso was great as I was able to take my daughter who really has gotten right into loving art the past few years.
Liebowitz was probably the most compelling of all of them. A seriously great photographer.
Of the galleries, the Tate is wonderful, just a great setting by the river in London. Would be my favourite I think, though the National Galleries in both Canberra and in London are wonderful. The Tate in Liverpool gets a gong for its modern sculpture collection. It's excellent.
Seeing Sunflowers and A Wheatfield, With Cypresses was a great experience. Van Gogh was such an incredible painter. Probably the highlights I think. Though a number of the Heidelberg School artists on display in the NSW Art Gallery are top shelf, especially Streeton. Some awesome Whiteley's about in there too.
Anyway, open for discussion. Fire away.