So in all this holiday festivities lets talk about something completely different, possibly the palate cleanser you need; modern art.
Modern art as we all know is the silly stuff made by people who don’t know how to paint. Kidding!! Some of those people can paint really well, they just chose to be creative outside of the box, and in artists I appreciate that (in cats? Not so much). So when the days are dark and there is kitsch as far as the eyes can see, even this Christmas lover thought it a good idea to visit a building that is essentially a big box with loads of light and Francis Bacon on the walls. Sure there is Matisse, Lee Bontecue and a bunch of other (but a tiny tiny Twombly only).
The Museum of Modern Art is the museum in Stockholm that I have visited the most; there is art I like, a very good place to have coffee/buy gifts, a nice walk from the city etc. It is also very manageable in size. But mostly it’s the art that draws me, some of it more than other.
I love the colors in Bacon’s painting, the richness of them, the nuances and that they always feel so luxurious. There is a darkness to his painting in the motifs he chose but very glamorous in execution, which I guess was the point.
Going to a museum where I know the art well, I indulge in just browsing the walls, looking for inspiration and seeing what speaks to me. Very often Bacon, and Matisse too. Regarding the latter it is very much the colors that draw my eyes there.
So I wandered around in these big rooms with white walls for a bit, looking. It was a nice breather and also the last museum on the list of Stockholm museums with free admission that I decided in the beginning of the year to visit. Always nice to complete a project.
Some of the museums on that list I have visited many times, and will continue to do so. Others were more or less new to me so this has been a good exercise in that I’ve expanded my horizon.