Currently Browsing: The Met
Recently, on an internet-age first date at the Met, I meditated with a man I just met on the value of scribbles. Posed in front of a Cy Twombley entitled “Dutch Interior,” I pointed to thin pencil marks on the imposing canvas, crayon scrawls and scratched-in numbers. He seemed less than impressed.
“Isn’t it interesting how all graffiti is the same?”… read more.
Today we’re celebrating portrait artist Alice Neel, on the anniversary of her death in 1984.
Alice Neel was an American visual artist known for her portraits of people around her, from close friends, family, lovers and colleagues to absolute strangers. No matter who she was painting or how well she knew them, Alice was able to capture the soul of her subject and put it on a canvas.… read more.
I look forward to the Met Costume Institute exhibition every year. It springboards the fantastical costumes of that year’s Met Gala. It offers a detailed tour through beautifully constructed objects like the black embroidery of 2014-15’s Death Becomes Her, or the whimsical dresses of 2019’s Camp: Notes On Fashion.… read more.