Friday, 18 February 2011

The Great Upheaval at The Guggenheim!

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Check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York, all set up ready for a new exhibition. “Our ramps are now covered,” says the museum, “with over 100 works by 48 artists, including Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand L├ęger, Kazimir Malevich, and Pablo Picasso.”

What do you think: Does the building overpower the exhibits?

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More photos here.

4 comments:

  1. The building is magnificent. The stuff inside has always been mostly crap.

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  2. The building is magnificent on its own, but a lousy place to look at art. You have a choice of two distances close, or far away. You cannot step back and find the optimal viewing distance for an individual work. And I cannot standing looking at art standing on a slope. For viewing art I give it an "F", so much for form follows function.

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  3. The slope of the ramps is a problem. However I did not find that the bulding overpowered the art, although your photographs make it seem as if it should.
    If the scale of a building was going to overpower the art inside we would of course immediately close the Louvre.

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  4. What Jeff said... but about the Tat (sic) Modern.

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