Friday, April 29, 2016

Culture: A Visit @ Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, LACMA

(Drivebycuriosity) - When I visit a city I use to take a look into her art museums. During my recent stay in Los Angeles I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, called the LACMA (lacma). The huge place has an impressive spectrum of paintings, sculptures & other art works. Thanks to my limited time budget I could see just a part of the giant show. Here are my favorites, a very subjective selection.

The painting above reminds me of Donald Trump and his followers. It is the "Orator" by Magnus Zeller (ca. 1920, oil on canvas).

                                                          The Seductive Line

Above some paintings from the temporary exhibition "The Seductive Line: Eroticism in Early Twentieth Century Germany and Austria". From the top: Karl Hofer`s "Zwei Schlafende Mädchen/Two Sleeping Girls" (ca. 1922-25, Pencil on wove paper); "Fünf gelbe Akte am Wasser/Five Yellow Nudes Near Water" by Otto Müller (1921/22, Color lithograph on yellow paper) & "Bathers" by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1913, oil on canvas).

Above some expressionistic works: "Apocalyptic Landscape" by Ludwig Meidner (1913, oil on canvas); "Anger" by Hans-Siebert von Heister (1920, oil on canvas); Max Beckman`s "Bar Brown" (1944, oil on canvas) & "Architectonic Painting" by the Russian artist Lyubov Popova (1917, oil on canvas).

Above you can see Victor Brauner`s "Suicide at Dawn" (1930, oil on canvas) followed by "Angel Flights" by Millard Sheets (1931, oil on canvas). Angel Flight was the electric cable railway and free pedestrian  stairway of 123 steps and ten ramps that carried pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles between 1901 and 1969.
John Graham`s "Untitled (Still Life)" (1932, oil on canvas) & Amadeo Modigliani`s "Young Woman of the People" (1918, oil on canvas).

One room refers to the Bay Area Figurative Movement created by a group of artists working in the San Francisco Bay Area (wikipedia). From above: David Park`s "Two Women" (1957, oil on canvas) & Richard Diebenkorn`s "Freeway and Aqueduct" (1957, oil on canvas).

                                                             Cold Shoulder

You can find there some nice pieces of contemporary art as well. From above: "Sky Backdrop" by Alex Israel (2014-15, acrylic on canvas); "Towards Disappearance" by Sam Francis (1957, oil on canvas) "1955-H" by Clifford Styll (1955, oil on canvas); "The Ballantine" by Franz Kline (1958-60, oil on canvas) & Roy Liechtenstein`s "Cold Shoulder" (1963, oil and magna on canvas).


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