Yesterday afternoon I went with a friend to see the van Gogh and Expressionism exhibit at the Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art New York It was GREAT! I love van Gogh, I use to be quite obsessed with him and his art when I was a teenager, and still have his posters in my room at my parent’s house in Venezuela. My parents got to see the 1990 exhibit in Amsterdam, and brought me tons of posters, postcards, books, pamphlets, and the sort. The light, the color, and the texture are just incredible, and to think no one had done this before him.
There is a video presented as part of the exhibit, showing other artists that were influenced by him, which did similar paintings inspired by van Gogh’s work. In my eyes this troubled man was truly a genius, and obviously a man ahead of his time. If you are at all interested in this type of art I highly recommend this show. It will be running until the 2nd of July, so it will give you something interesting to do over the summer. The gallery is very small, so it won’t take more than hour to see it all. Also, you might find the architecture interesting. The gallery is hosted in what used to be a woman’s home (and what a home it must have been!), and the staircases are so beautiful you’ll be inspired to make some very interesting photographs out of them. It’s truly worth the visit.
After the museum, we took a walk through Central Park. I was chit-chatting with my friend through this nature marvel. The trees were a very deep green, and the haze over the park gave a mystical appearance that was almost enchanting. I truly love Central Park, it’s one of those places capable of making everything right even when it seems impossible, and yesterday it was in it’s most perfect state. I highly recommend taking a walk through the park whenever you get the chance, believe me it will be totally worth it.