Thursday, July 31, 2008



















Anonymous said...

This is the second (and last) part of my most recent visit to the MoMA! The sequence was essentially based on the dates of the death of the artists for those who are no longer with us and the date of birth for those who are still alive! Hope you enjoy!

Oman said...

i definitely enjoy this post trotter. it is like a front-row seat to a very beautiful exhibit. i particularly like the work of "joan". have a nice day.

Lakshmi said...

lovely post :)

Dsole said...

WHat an amazing serie!
I see you and your "friends" have a good time in MOMA. thank you for bring us those pieces of art!
Have a nice time!
By the way, Canaray islands are great! I'll be back to Madrid next Monday, so I'm still enjoying.. :)

PeterParis said...

A wonderful choice! Next time Centre Pompidou?

Z said...

I like that you give just the first names. That way, I can quiz myself, to see how many of the artists I can name.. :-)

Ron said...

Very nice! I see the nice picture of the Campbell's soup cans from Andy. Did you ever see Andy Warhol's museum in Pittsburgh? It's fanstastic.

Unknown said...

Hello Gil
i am very impressed with this post, so many beautiful art, I really appreciate it as I would probably never get to see it in person ever. tks a million for sharing :)

alok said...

Nice pictures. Hope you are have a grate time there.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead :)

Mariposa said...

wow, lovely =)

Frioleiras said...

Roy Lich. e Rothko.......
I love them, absolutely......


your MOma
"mine" also.............

I was able to stay there for 15 days and certainly I would not be fed up...

Nikon said...

This series has been a fabulous one,Gil. The art work, the lighting and the shots of the exhibit rooms & the building itself - everything is perfectly composed & lit.
Have a great weekend & thanks for your visit!

Wendy said...

Hi Gil,
Great series. I love this building and of course the contents it houses.

S-V-H said...

Very nice post again, Gil! It is always a joy to see and read your blog!

Thanks for your comment on mine.

Tawnya Shields said...

I wish I were there! Awesome how you captured the artwork so well with your camera. :o)

raccoonlover1963/Lisa Myers said...

Great post. I like "Francis" the best out of these exhibits. Some paintings that get such wonderful praise and raves just totally baffle me though. So many of them look like a young child went nuts with the finger paints. Yet some of the really beautiful ones never get the recognition they deserve. For instance, I don't particularly care for Andy Warhol. To me, there was nothing artistic about his work. Sorry if I offend anybody. No offense intended.

Pietro Brosio said...

This is a wonderful and extremely interesting post.
I hope to enjoy it better (and the previous post too) next week, when I'll have a better connection.
Have a nice day!

lyliane six said...

Les 2 reproductions que je préfère ce sont Monsieur et Madame en photo!
Bien que n'étant pas arriérée, je n'aime pas du tout l'art abstrait.

alicesg said...

Beautiful artworks. I love the photo of the eye with the cloud in the background. Fantastic.

Louise said...

Wow. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

Azer Mantessa said...

i hope someone can explain to me about "richard" because i have no idea what it's about

*scratch head*

RuneE said...

Thank you for the trip around MoMa! I cannot see that Rene Magritte picture (or a copy naturally) without thinking of Paul Simon. So now you have started a song in my head.
On the the other hand - Andy Warhol's soup cans make me of a former American election campaign...

Indrani said...

Amazing Gil, stunning toe see he work of the great artists. Thanks for sharing them.

Jurgen Huibers said...

I see you've been busy in New York. Looks like a great museum to visit

SusuPetal said...

I'd like to visit this place!

Cergie said...

Désolée de ne pas être venue plus tôt, Gil. Tu as pu constater que moi aussi je suis souvent partie, je ne publie pas beaucoup en ce moment et lorsque je reviens j'ai du mal à rendre visite à mes amis.

Je suis étonnée que tu aies pu prendre toutes ces photos. Au San Francisco Moma, c'est interdit à l'intérieur du musée (alors que c'est autorisé au de Young dans le Golden Gate Park)

J'aime surtout comme tu as rendu l'architecture, avec notamment cette vue vertigineuse sur la ville. Et ces circulations aérées.

J'ai vu en 2004 une partie de la collection prêtée à Berlin. J'avais apprécié la diversité des artistes, la modernité, et c'est intéressant de voir une ou deux oeuvres de chacun.

A Bonn en 2006, j'ai ainsi vu la collection Guggenheim (pas de photo non plus autorisée) et à Paris en 2005, la collection Phillips. J'ai été alors impressionnée par la taille et la merveille du Déjeuner des Canotiers de Renoir.

Et oui, il est bien que les collections se déplacent.
Il est bien aussi que le blog existe. Pour le partage !

Anonymous said...

I love New York......

hpy said...

J'ai toujours eu un faible pour Marc.

Daniel Chérouvrier said...

Quelle belle fenêtre ouverte sur le Monde et accessible à chacun !
Si l'on choisit bien les plages suédoises l'eau y est plus chaude qu'en Bretagne ou en Vendée ( entre 18 et 20°), j'ai pu me baigner tous les jours.
Il est vrai que sur certaines côtes avec les courants notamment vers Kivik au dessus de Ystad l'eau est entre 12 et 14° !

travelphilippines said...

wow love this post feels like im really on a exhibit.

Joy said...

I love these photos! Very inviting. I wish I could hop on a plane and travel back to NYC! Perhaps next year. Another memorable visit, Gil?

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Enjoy the week!


Anonymous said...

What wonderful series! It left a warm feeling, thank you!

NormanTheDoxie said...

Your MOMA images just reminded me to sign up for membership. I used to have a poster of Magritte's False Mirror in my first apartment.

If you're planning a visit in the near future, be sure to make reservations at The Modern.... main dining room only.

Shionge said...

Now I don't think I want to leave this place, absolutely fascinating & fabulous - so captivating!!! :D

Ash said...

Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Thank you!

Ming the Merciless said...

I just realized that you were there about the same time as I were. I posted the exact same photos of the graffiti mural on my blog.

Love MoMA. It's one of my favorite museums in NYC.

Jules said...

Love the art!!

Went to Picasso's Collection in Brisbane when I was home - fabulous!!!

Olivier said...

en réponse a ta question sur Pascal Contet, j'aime beaucoup son univers, je l'ai découvert quand il jouait en duo avec la violoncelliste Ophélie Gaillard (elle connait un ami contrebassiste de jazz).
Suite de la visite du Moma (sympathique que les photographes soient encore admis, en France cela devient de + en + rare ;o( ), j'adore la vue extérieure du Moma et j'avoue être un fan de Jasper Johns.

Thistlemoon said...

who doesn't love the MOMA? Always something for everyone!

Olivier said...

tu peux decouvrir l'univers de contet sur sa page MySpace.
Attention, cet homme aime changer d'univers musical très souvent et selon les rencontres qu'il fait.

Lara said...

the glimpse to pop art really made my day - I am "hunting" all the exhibitions of the kind in Vienna :)! a great post, with lots of amazing photos, as usual! thank you too for visiting uproad and taking time to comment! have agreat week ahead!

Jo's-D-Eyes said...

Hallo GIL,
What a fantastic post, did you know that I love paint -or other arts, (or did you not know?)anyhow I enjoyed watching this MoMa very much , I know almost all painters, or I've seen most of their paintings all around the world.

We are still in France, and travelling around while we are visiting Chateau's, or better we stay in this Chateau's/Castels instead of Hotels, thats really a charming way of "celebrating" vacation, ( watch your weight too!!!) But bring lots of books or (like we do) drive around in the nearby area of the Castels, thats great!!!!

I posted most of the surroundings on my blog, Hope to see you there...

Au Revoir and I hope you like to visit my blog, ( I was having NO INTERNET, most of the time, so now I took the change to visit you, I hope you understan that I could not visit a lot?

Bye JoAnn ( NOw in France)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous! I plan on a vist to MOMA soon and will blog about it also. I hope they will allow photos...last time I was there they wouldn't allow it?

kuanyin333 said...

You truly are amazing--not only do you travel everywhere, but you find time to visit so many blogs (including mine)!!! How do you do it? Share with me your wonder drug!

leo said...

the one under paintings?? blank drawing block also look similar or mine better :))
happy working gil, thanx for taking the time visiting me.

Lynette said...

Thank you so much for this series on New York and the MoMA. I have yet to make it to NYC, so this is especially wonderful to me.

Anonymous said...

Oh at its best & equally beautifully captured through your lens...lovely post...have a wonderful time!

Dalicia said...

part 2:) certainly a nice museum!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Gil, Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment. Congrats. on your upcoming anniversary too. You gotta' love those soup cans. :)

Emery Roth said...

Well, these works are old friends for me, but its goo to see them all stunningly photographed here. I hope you took time to catch all the neat views of NYC the new museum building's windows frame - like living paintings in the midst of the great collection.

Anonymous said...

Thanks everybody for your continuous interest and much appreciated comments on these posts from around the world! I’ll try to continue posting in such a way to keep your curiosity! ;))

That was the intention: first row!! As for Miró, it’s a question of good taste… ;)

Thanks! Always great to see you here!

It’s always a great time at the MoMA!
I’ll register your opinion on the Canary Islands: Having been born in Madeira, I always heard about it, but never visited… Can you believe? Too close… ;)

I think Centre Pompidou has already been posted somewhere. Oh, yes: here!

The idea was to make it a bit friendlier, but also to leave some space for imagination… ;))

Have never been to Pittsburgh, though I’ve seen some of Warhol’s works in museums around the world! Maybe one day I’ll have the chance to get to Pittsburgh… ;))

Never say never… ;))

I had a great time, but it was already fifteen months ago… ;))


Thanks! No wonder you could stay there for fifteen days; I wouldn’t mind living there… I mean in Manhattan! ;))

Thanks! Actually, I think the MoMA is quite photogenic… ;))

I share your love to the MoMA…

Thanks. Great pleasure to read you here and see you in Charleston DP! ;))

You’re not that far… ;))

Bacon is a difficult guy; but if you like it, I wouldn’t challenge it… ;))
Amazing the idea of just like children going nuts with finger paints… ;)) Anyhow, don’t feel there was anyone of the category on my MoMA…, not even Andy Warhol… ;))

Please feel at home; great pleasure to read you here!

Merci! Pas arriéré, mais bien charmante… ;))

Alice SG,
So, we have a Magritte fan in Singapore… ;))

You’re not alone… ;))

I thought you were a great fan of Serra and the sheet (I said, sheet) metal… ;))

So, Rene and Georgette Magritte with their dog after the war… were in your mind! Great choice! Andy’s cans are amazing!

You’re welcome to get the front seat!

New York is an absolute must, and the MoMA is probably the best Modern Art museum in the world!

Easy to satisfy your wish… Finnair has direct flights… ;))

Heureusement qu’au MoMA NY les photos n’étaient pas interdites… ;))
J’ai aussi vu la Collection Phillips à Paris et le Renoir était vraiment impressionnant!
C’est beau le partage!!

Me too…;)

Bien sûr, c’est du bon goût…

Ah, mais il faut être un expert pour trouver les magnifiques plages suédoises… ;))

That was the intention: to get you to the front row… ;))

I understand you quite well… ;))

You’re welcome!

You’re lucky to be so close by, so membership makes sense… ;)
Interesting to see diverse opinions on The Modern; Lynn’s and yours… ;))

Easy wish to materialize… Just stay! ;)

You’re welcome!

Amazing! You’re probably sitting next to us at the cafeteria… ;)

That Picasso in Brisbane must have been quite interesting. I would love to get back to Australia… ;))

Merci pour les infos. J’ai raté Pascal, mais par contre j’ai vu un excellent Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet concert… ;)
Jasper a des couleurs fantastiques!

You’re quite right!

I’m sure you’re having a great time hoping around pop in Vienna… ;))

Sure I know you love art!
Hope you have a great time an continue enjoying the beautiful Chateau in France…

Wish you a great time at the MoMA!

Not an easy task: sleep late, wake up early… ;))

Thanks! You were the only one to notice that one… Great eye!!

NYC is much closer to you than for me… ;))



Well, I wouldn’t say that can soups are my favourites… ;))

Thanks! Great views outside from the MoMA building!

lv2scpbk said...

I like the moma sculpture. My favorite paintings are the "Rene" and "Marc". I really like the "Henri" one from yesterdays post to with the lion.
But, I don't get the one you have listed as paintings in this post with the three on the wall with nothing on them. Not sure why they do that.

Anonymous said...

OK, Magritte, Chagall and Matisse, that's good taste; as for «the paintings» (sorry to have forgotten the artist's name), the idea may be to let you imagine what you see... !??