camiñando en bilbao no hay tristeza
una vez que las calles estan llenas de beleza
y las escadarias nos reservan siempre una surpresa
con arquiteturas que emanan tanta riqueza
un descobrimiento eterno que mueve tu cabeza
una pasión de verano
que se acabo tan temprano
eso no es un talvez:
yo volveré otra vez (mateus norman)
El museo guggenheim de bilbao es un espacio diseñado por el gran frank o. gehry y está dedicado al arte contemporáneo.
la característica más llamativa del museo es el innovador edificio constituido por formas curvilíneas recubiertas de piedra caliza, cortinas de cristal y planchas de titanio. ¡definitivamente este es un sitio que todo amante de la arquitectura debe conocer! ¿está en tu lista de viajes?
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early sunday morning | 1930 | @whitneymuseum
an old favorite from the whitney museum — and the jewel of their incredible hopper collection.
this past year i worked at the whitney, where i occasionally lent a hand at the sunday family programs. one sunday, i arrived a few hours before my shift to wander the museum, and the next week i came in early again. these early-morning visits quickly became a routine, and now i have a special relationship with the collection after spending countless hours exploring the galleries. one work i’ve always been drawn to is “early sunday morning,” perhaps because i usually saw it on sunday mornings. the painting was hung next to a huge, east-facing window that drenched it with morning light. between this amazing light and the serenity of the empty galleries, my experience seeing hopper’s masterpiece was as close to perfection as you could ask for.
“early sunday morning” has all of the hallmarks of an iconic hopper, plus some unique details. depicting seventh avenue on a — you guessed it — sunday morning, the painting investigates the themes isolation and longing that define hopper’s artistic style. his characteristically loose brushwork is also on full display, especially in the blurred window signs. also, the brushwork on the red walls reminds me of the surface of a jasper johns painting. what makes this painting special, however, is the long, early morning shadows in the foreground. these shadows shouldn’t exist, because seventh avenue is a north-south street, and shadows go east-west. but the contrasts created by these shadows result in a charged, almost theatrical atmosphere that breathes life into the painting while still retaining a feeling of isolation and emptiness. this willingness to sacrifice reality for theatricality is what made hopper stand out among the realist artists, and kind of reminds me of caravaggio’s use of chiaroscuro during the renaissance (especially with the fake shadows in mind).