Moma New York: 1000 Masterworks
The MoMA in NYC is the first choice for aficionados of modern and contemporary art. Art collectors Abby Rockefeller, Lillie Bliss, and Mary Sullivan laid the foundations for the museum, which opened its doors under the directorship of Alfred Barr on Nov.
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Each lecture is under 10 minutes, with a total time of 50 minutes. I find the lectures to be informative, but occasionally dry, kind of like going to school. There are three audio options: Deutsch, English, and Francais.
Here are the five artists and their paintings.
Umberto Boccioni, an Italian artist - Farewells
I find the "Farewells" painting to be jumbled and crumpled looking, and a little dark, a picture of distorted reality.
Joan Miro, a Dutch artist - Dutch Interior 1
"Dutch Interior 1" is a fascinating abstract piece. The DVD cover displays this painting.
Jasper Johns, an American artist - Flag
"Flag" is an interesting interpretation or re-imagining of the American flag.
Richard Lindner - an American artist of Jewish descent, originally from Germany - The Meeting
"The Meeting" is weird and discombobulated. It's a work of confusing and scattered persons, composed in a painting.
Andrew Wyeth, an American artist - Christina's World
I find "Christina's World" to be natural and unnatural at the same time.
The 1000 Masterworks DVD is based on a German TV art show series, called "1000 Meisterwerke".
This volume is taken from a German TV show about art. Hence, the title of "1000 masterworks" when only 5 are covered. There are three language options (German - the original - French and English). The English narrator is really dry in his vocal delivery. I learned a bit about each artist (especially Lindner and Boccioni, who were unfamiliar to me), but the visuals did get boring as - again - there is only ONE piece covered for each artist.