Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Day With Monet

My wonderful breakfast
Today was a very interesting day. We had breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien a small bakery found mainly in New York that my friends introduced me to. I ordered an amazing Belgian waffle with sugar crystal inside and jam and whipped cream on top. the waffle was fairly small so I also got a small cup of berries on the side.
A painting that's a lot smaller than
the textbooks make it seem.
After our group finished breakfast, we all went to the Museum of Modern Art. At the MOMA, we were able to see both contemporary and more traditional art. On the first floor, we saw the pieces that were less modern such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Monet's art. I had always known Picasso for the paintings I saw in the text book, but at the museum, I saw a different side to his work. His paintings weren't as confusing as they were in the textbooks at school and they were easily interpreted. I'd seen a few of Van Gogh's paintings at the Metropolitan, but it was nice to see a wider selection of his work at the MOMA. The Monet paintings were probably my favorite. I liked the way they looked differently when looked at up close compared to far away. I was also introduced to a new artist named Piet Mondrian. I enjoy designing my nails and when I get home, I might do a Mondrian-inspired design. After we went through the older artwork, we moved to the contemporary section. It started off nice with a Lichtenstein's painting Drowning Woman and continued on to pop art, but after that, the artwork became very hard to comprehend. There were many symbolic dots and lines, but there were also things like blank canvases and bundles of hemp tied to a wire basket. Overall, I really enjoyed this museum, but there's something about the Met that's so much more enjoyable. It might be the more inviting atmosphere of the Met or the comfy lounge areas. I enjoyed my day and I can't wait to find out what we're doing tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. The variety of things to do in New York is amazing. I feel we are just beginning to find all the best spots and soon our trip will be over.