Next, from now until Thanksgiving I will be posting about my art related trips to various cities and museums. It will be my diaries of self-proclaimed expert from the art field :) Over the last few years I traveled all over the world and always made time to visit the galleries, museums, or art studios. As I reviewed the pictures and experiences it has put me in reflective mood and I want to share some of that with you.
Each weekend I will focus on a different museum or a different artist that I admire. From modern/contemporary to the big (and maybe small) names in art and fashion design... anyone who set out to use the paintbrush, palette, hands and heart to make a creative living.
The first stop is New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I just added some new creations to my NYC collection of ongoing illustrations :). It was such a great experience to see one of the world's fashion icon's work - Alexander McQueen. Please excuse my silly photos.... I can't help it... visiting the museums and galleries is for me the same experience as a kid in an amusement park ...lol
Have you ever felt like that?
|Degas - I think every museum I visited has one of this little dancer|
|Monet - my inspiration ... never tired to look|
|Andy ... what a prolific artist! another favorite|
We each have an unique way of seeing that which is surrounding us. Depending on where we focus and at what angle can lead to varied perspectives.... so in the same picture we can see different things or meanings. Some of us focus on details, but some will be looking at the large picture. I remind myself to take a different view, stand back, refocus the eyes, then come back and look again - just like this artist who is copying a master in the museum. I spent many years studying and practicing classical art in Russia. The object in one class was to restore and and copy masterpieces of some of the great, classical artists.
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Here is my old interpretation of Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art style works.... but with my contemporary approach .... maybe I will do more of this Rock n Roll twists in the future....! But for now GN my friends! - xx, Lana