Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Post Residency: Phillips Collection and NGA
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Phillips Collection and saw two outstanding exhibitions, Pousette-Dart: Predominantly White Paintings and Robert Ryman: Variations & Improvisations.
Both were abstract expressionist but I was very inspired by the Pousette-Dart work, beautiful layered work with paint and graphite.
While at the Phillips I also took some time to sit and contemplate in the Rothko room.
At the National Gallery of Art I visited the old standards of Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Cezanne, Gauguin, and VanGogh among many others.