Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Art and the City.

Once again reunited with our computer! Ahhh.

So we did indeed make it to NYC for the Otto Dix show, as hoped. Great stuff! I was a little disappointed that they didn't have some of his more well-known paintings, but no matter – what they had was worth it, well worth it. Especially intriguing was the "War" series of prints, created in the years following Dix's service in the German army in World War I. You should check out the show yourself – if you can't make it to New York, the show is moving to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts next. Here's the only photo I was allowed to take in the museum:

I know I've posted a fair amount on this blog about how in love I am with Philadelphia – grimy and crusty as it is, this little city, it has wooed me nonetheless. But let us not forget about New York City and its considerable charms! I especially love the awkward and surprising ways in which nature butts up against the concrete jungle – or the fact that occasionally you can dip into a garden or park and almost lose yourself in the green. Here's some NYC love, including some love for Brooklyn, which I recently visited briefly for the first time:

Le parc central


Brooklyn babies in distress

Jefferson Market Garden, Manhattan

Manhattan Bridge, from the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park


Brooklyn Bridge and ze Big Apple beyond