Monday, July 28, 2008



















Anonymous said...

The MoMA is one of my favourite museums in the world. During years (when I was travelling to NYC almost every month, sometimes twice a month) I thought of becoming an international member of the museum; never made it and now I’m getting to the city hardly ever… ;( But anytime I get there I always pay a visit to the MoMA! This time I decided to capture some of its masterpieces… Hope you like them!

Nikon said...

Wow, Gil, absolutely perfect renderings of the art - almost as good as being there in person. Excellent!

S-V-H said...

They are all beautiful! I'm a big fan of Vincent, since I can talk. :-)

Thanks for sharing it.

Emery Roth said...

Hey! Now you're in my territory. Every year for fifteen years I took high school seniors to MOMA. I hope you found time for the Mark Rothko exhibit and that you noticed my latest photos were also from NYC. Enjoy your visit.

Steve Buser said...

Love all the art. The Henri, Degas and Van Gogh et al. I will have to bookmark this page for further reference. Thanks for the visit to New Orleans Daily photo.

Tomorrow,on NO Daily Photo you get a close look at a proboscis -- know you will want to see that

Shionge said...

I have not been to this place when I was in NYC so thanks for the wonderful tour :D

alicesg said...

Wow, very beautiful artworks. Musuem are alway very interesting and informative to us.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I live in Brooklyn NY, and frequently blog about places in the city! I hope that someday you'll view my blog and read the posts labeled "Lower Manhattan" "Midtown Manhattan" "NYC," and also "Brooklyn" if you like NYC!

I'm really curious as to how you were able to take photographs in MOMA?! They always say no photography! You took fabulous pictures!

raccoonlover1963/Lisa Myers said...

Very nice artwork. My favorite is Vincent.

Unknown said...

whoa Gil :P what a post !!

Love the first picture and certainly wish I could see all these pictures!!

Have a great week :D

Olivier said...

pour moi, il n'y a même pas de question, NYC est la plus belle ville du monde, et c'est la ville des musées. J'adore le MOMA, il y a toujours des expositions surprenantes

PeterParis said...

Thanks for reviving MOM in my mind! You made it the (rather) easy way with the comments this time; a lot of links! (One small remark: The Umberto link goes to Gauguin instead of Umberto Boccioni.) Have a nice week and take care!

PeterParis said...

(Please read MOMA.)

MedaM said...

Thanks for sharing this great post.

Miss Kim said...

You should have named this post "MOMA MIA!"

Love it!

Mariposa said...

=D how awesome is that! It sucks i live sooooo far away from that. The art's really cool. I only recognised Starry Starry Night. I've a lot to learn on Art!

JO said...

WOW! What a treat - thanks for the photos... they are wonderful. I really enjoy the graceful lines of that cradle...


A splendid day to you Gil.
Glad you are back.

PS I have been hope for
8-8-08 all along, will have to keep my fingers crossed for that one. Eight is my lucky number too and I was born on the
8th of Jan.

Azer Mantessa said...

this is awesome!

speechless for more words


Voegtli said...

What a beautiful collection of paintings. Gives envy to see the real thing. But that means I would have to go to New York. And I am afraid of New York.

Joy said...

Wow! Would enjoy being there, too! All these lovely works of art. Fantastic, Gil!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. How's your week so far?


Lori said...

You really showed us some great highlights from MOMA. I think the Van Gogh you showed is my favorite. I love that painting. I hope you had fun in NYC!!

Anonymous said...

WoW...this is simply art at its best & your photos capture this art aptly...simply excellent!

Dalicia said...

when i was doing my undergraduate in columbia. we used to get free admission to MOMA. not anymore...
i wrote my first air history essay on wassily..that exact painting on your blog.

i really miss the presence of WTC

Kate said...

You've treated us to a wonderful and eclectic collection of visual art. Thanks!

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Lara said...

but again, were you allowed to take pictures in the museum? anyways, thanks for sharing!!

julia said...

Lucky photography was allowed. When a Jackson Pollock was purchased here years ago the discussion was never ending and for good reason!! Saw one recently at the same time as a Turner to Monet exhibit with some special works on loan from the other side of the globe.
I am getting more and more interested in the Camino de Santiago (on a shoe string) perhaps its become passe but it must be a crazy undertaking.

chanpheng said...

I love MOMA! Last time I was in NYC, I went there, glad to see so many of the works of art I enjoyed in past visits, starting in high school.

kyh said...

MOMA is one of those museums that can compete against the Louvre! Amazing art pieces... I'd love to see those oriental arts being showcased in the museum... :)

Ming the Merciless said... of my favorite museums in NYC and one of the few that allows photography of its collection.

My favorite section is actually on the 3rd floor where they have the mid-century Danish and American furniture, the modern German glasswares, iPod and other new inventions from the last 100 years.

Oman said...

thank you so much for sharing these wonderful galleries. it's like first row seat to see these wonderful arts.

Chuckeroon said...

Tks for this insight at the MOMA. I'm not so sure about the bloke with the zipped up eyes (he's not you, not me! ;-) ).

Oh, and that chair near the end. People of a certain age will remember it well. I think it's even getting a small revival in the odd cafe here and there. Tee Hee.

Personally I'll stay with about you, Trotter?

freefalling said...

Hey Gil, I HAVE been a slack commenter, haven't I?
But I ALWAYS visit!!
I love "Vincent's" paintings.

Sally said...

I too LOVE MOMA. My favourite part? It's the room which, right there, is the history of Cubism. Starting with Picasso'c les demoiselles d'Avignon (not Avignon the city but a brothel in Avignon St, Barcelona) and leading into the Picasso /Braques "cubism - off" all hung chronologically. And the Matisse which you showed, hanging on the grand stairwell.

Anonymous said...

What a great series of shots here.

I envy the fact that you could take shots in the museum!

Anonymous said...

As always Gil, a pleasure to visit your blog. My youngest son lives in NYC. Last time I was there for a visit we visited MOMA and had dinner at this very trendy know....the kind where there is hardly any food on your plate and it cost you an arm and a leg. :) ~ Lynn

Stella Bella said...

Cool paintings! I got to see these for free! thanks so much! :)

Tawnya Shields said...

It has been quite awhile since I have been to an art museum. I could spend days in one. I truly appreciate the craft of those talented artists. Now I need to go find a museum close by. I think where I live it would be quite a distance.

Tinsie said...

I love modern art museums, and this one looks like it is a great one to see! Thanks for the pictures :-)

Ash said...

Thank you Gil. I SO totally relished this post. But where is my Vermeer??

lyliane six said...

De loin je préfère les premiers et surtout celui de Claude, mon voisin de Giverny!

Lakshmi said...

Stunning art ..and what colours..The two posts are a great tribute to the artists and thanks for sharing them

di.di said...

I’m certainly not an art connoisseur, but I can tell you that they arecoo l pieces of art, indeed!!

Louise said...

Nice! What a good one by "Claude."

RuneE said...

"Starry, starry night"...

mhel said...

The "design chair" looks like a bathtub with a shower head. :)

Great pieces of Art!

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody! Finally I found some time to reply. No idleness, however… ;))

Thanks. The idea was actually to bring you to the front chair… ;)

Me too! That’s why I’m always ready to travel to Amsterdam…

Rothko is on Part Two, as you may see, and your Gotham pictures were stunning!

Glad to read that also matched your taste!
Loved to see the Big Bubble… ;) And the black Swan!

A terrible fail… You must return, immediately!! ;))

Alice SG,
If you like museums and modern art (which is something not everybody enjoys), then the MoMA is a must!

Thanks for your visit and comment here (first time, I think).
Checked your Mille Fiori, but didn’t manage to get to Manhattan. I’ll get back!
As far as the MoMA is concerned, they don’t say «no photo, please»; one of the few museums where you’re not bothered with that… ;))

Great choice; good taste!

You’re free to see the all the pictures as many times as you wish… ;)))

Je ne peux dire que: d’accord!

Sorry for the text, but I truly had no time even to scratch myself; so the links were actually the easiest way!! And they left some space for visitors to check their knowledge… ;)
Hope you enjoy your holidays in Provence, Camargue and Tuscany. A typical Frenchman’s vacation… ;)

My pleasure!

Great idea!

With the planes flying around, it’s never too far away! As far as art is concerned, it’s never late to start… Vincent is a great choice!

I’m glad to see that you liked. The cradle was included on your intention! I keep my fingers crossed for 08.08.2008!

Thanks! Glad to se people enjoying…

Come on; travelling to Sudan and Darfur and afraid of New York? I can’t believe… ;))
I would never be tired of it, and let me say that in 1979 (my first time there) it was pretty much unsafe… ;))

Great to see you regularly here again. It’s my pleasure to visit Norwich through your lens!!

I always have a lot of fun in New York, even if my time there is short short… ;))

Thanks. That’s your gentleness speaking!!

Great to read you here. I’m truly happy to see that you liked!

Yes. The NYC MoMA allows you to take pictures of the Collection; at least everybody saw, and nobody said I couldn’t… ;))

I heard about that discussion (or probably read something on it in a post or comment from Sally). It’s always difficult to make choices… ;))
Turner to Monet? I would love to see…
Camiño de Santiago? I think you should try, if you’re actually in the mood. But be prepared!!

Don’t know anyone who has been there that didn’t like it… ;)

It’s difficult to compare, as the Louvre has no modern art and the MoMA starts by the end of the 19th century. Anyhow, it’s a great museum, if I understand what you mean!!

Next time I’ll pay some more attention to the new third floor!!

It was intended to put you on the first row! ;))

Surrealists are always amazing… ;))
I’ve some chairs similar to those at home; actually, I’m sitting on one… ;))
Difficult to make a choice; that’s why I took so many pictures; but the Matisse are also excellent!

Great to read you here again! Always a pleasure! And your choice of Van Gogh shows a very good taste!!

I was sure that you would love the MoMA! The cubism came next, Demoiselles included, as you may see in the new post…. Thanks for the explanation. I was pretty lazy this time to post the text. Time was so short that I made only links… ;))

Actually, everybody seems to be allowed to take pictures at the MoMA. No special privilege… ;))

I know what you mean with the «nouvelle cuisine» restaurant: like in Virgil’s Aeneid, «apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto…» (After the storm: «a few seamen were seen in the huge sea…»). Fortunately, it seems that «nouvelle» is going out of fashion… ;))
Lucky to have a son living in NYC!!

You’re always welcome!

I don’t think it would be difficult for you to find a nice museum in Mississippi… ;))

Modern art? The MoMA is the best… ;)) OK, Guggenheim is also a nice choice… ;)

Sorry, no Vermeer at the MoMA… ;((
And my pictures from the Rijksmuseum aren’t that good! ;((

Alors Monet est ton favori! Bon choix!!

Glad that you liked!

Cool, indeed!! ;)

So you also join the Monet fan club… Good taste! ;))

Vincent’s painting is only «Starry Night»! «Starry Starry Night» is the opening line of the song "Vincent" by Don McLean, written as a tribute to van Gogh! ;)). Nice tribute!

The Asian Traveler,
I think you may be referring to the Child’s Cradle… Amazing, indeed… ;))

hpy said...

Vincent, Claude et Henri font partie de mes chouchous.

Anonymous said...

mais bien sûr, c'est une preuve de bon goût... ;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I saw the photo of Vincent's painting... I am ready to visit here...

Anonymous said...

Fliss & Mike,
No wonder you're ready to go... ;))

 gmirage said...

Impressive gallery! They even had the "starry starry night!"

Thanks for sharing this, I will follow your lead and show the collection at the Albertina too which was atually photos werent allowed but I did manage some =D

Anonymous said...

True! They have many impressive paintings, including «Starry Night»...
Look forward to seeing those Dürer from the Albertina... ;)