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April 16, 2010 6:24 PM   Subscribe

Every Painting in the MoMA on 10 April 2010 (SLYT)
posted by Secret Life of Gravy (19 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some of the paintings are blank, were they stolen?
posted by shii at 6:27 PM on April 16, 2010


Interesting...

Someone explain this to someone who has never been there... were these ALL the paintings in moma, or only those in certain galleries? My limited experience with large institutions would say there should have been more, or more of a diverse set of art...
posted by HuronBob at 6:39 PM on April 16, 2010


The description says, "A photo of every painting on display from the painting galleries in the MoMA on April 10, 2010."

I just love this. I've watched it 5 times and every time a painting or 2 that I had previously overlooked jumps out at me to say, "Look at Me! Color and Form!" Gorgeous.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:44 PM on April 16, 2010


I think this is awesome but I really want to go through shot by shot and straighten the images.
posted by Abbril at 7:07 PM on April 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


*urp*... I just overate amazingness.
posted by crazylegs at 7:08 PM on April 16, 2010


This nearly makes up for the fact that I went there this Tuesday and found that it was closed. I had to go home without seeing it.

Also: first person to email me gets a free ticket to MoMA to be used between now and May 31, 2010, since I have no use for it. This is a real offer.
posted by ColdChef at 7:12 PM on April 16, 2010


That was torture to have all that beauty rushing by and not being able to slow down and gaze.

If you're like me and want more here's the MoMA Painting and Sculpture Website.

Although I feel like I should link to each painting in the video individually.
posted by Edward L at 8:44 PM on April 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


That even more awesome than I anticipated. Just like whenever I see a good montage of movie clips I end up revisiting a bunch of movies right away, now I want to really spend some time at an art museum.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:47 PM on April 16, 2010


Some of the paintings are blank, were they stolen?

I think you meant to say some paintings are textured (:04), or minimalist (:08), or even Suprematist (:15), but never blank. For more about -why- someone would make a white painting, see what the MoMA has to say on monochrome, or if you want another level of pretentiousness, go see a play about Art in general, and white paintings in particular.
posted by persona at 8:53 PM on April 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


This nearly makes up for the fact that I went there this Tuesday and found that it was closed. I had to go home without seeing it.

I just got home from MoMA a little while ago. First visit in a few years, and I still didn't get to see everything (mainly because the awesome Tim Burton exhibition took up a huge chunk of my time). You also missed this.

Now I'm really tempted to view this video to see if I notice anything missing.
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:26 PM on April 16, 2010


I just watched it three times. There are definitely a bunch of paintings missing, though all the most well-known ones are covered.

This video going by so fast, and as a project reminds me of something though. It really is disheartening how little people actually look at some of these more famous works, instead crowding around snapping photos of and with the work instead. I could not get in close to The Starry Night as I like to do when I am there, to just simply admire it this evening. There's so much motion on that canvas. And someone shooed me away from looking closely at one of my all-time favorite paintings so she could snap a quick photo and move on.

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I'm in awe of the talent involved, the fact that someone whose work I love and admire actually painted this, and intrigued by paint patterns, seeing the brushstrokes up close, and seeing elements of the artist's technique.
posted by cmgonzalez at 9:41 PM on April 16, 2010


cmgonzalez, there was a column about that problem in the (Melbourne) Age this week.
posted by robcorr at 10:20 PM on April 16, 2010


There will be a test...
posted by Thorzdad at 5:17 AM on April 17, 2010


They're not showing Hide and Seek? Christ, what assholes!
posted by hexatron at 6:11 AM on April 17, 2010


And channelling Yogi Berra:
The Museum of Modern Art? Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded.
posted by hexatron at 6:13 AM on April 17, 2010


(No more emails, we have a winner!)
posted by ColdChef at 10:57 AM on April 17, 2010


Do they typically allow photography?
posted by intelligentless at 11:12 AM on April 17, 2010


Do they typically allow photography?

Generally it's okay as long as you never use flash or a tripod, and aren't obnoxious about it.

were these ALL the paintings in moma, or only those in certain galleries?

This video only covered two of MoMA's galleries: Painting I and Painting II, which mostly exhibit paintings from its permanent collection (though the selection still rotates every few months). MoMA has lots of other galleries and temporary exhibitions as well.

But this was enough for one video! It's like eating a very rich cake ... my eyes and brain are happy but need to rest now.
posted by lisa g at 1:29 PM on April 17, 2010


damn I want to go there right now!

I did just spend a day in a big gallery, though, so that's keeping my art jealousy in check - I was at the AGO to see the king tut exhibition, which was great, but this was the exhibit that really blew me away
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