Following the history of art
December 17, 2010
I took a couple of art history classes in college.
Honestly I didn’t do that well in them. It all seemed to focus on singular moments, singular pieces. I could never really see the flow… the connection from one era to the next. And yet I KNEW there had to be one. (I really don’t do well when I don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle. But you already knew that.)
Today I saw the connection. I understood the flow of time and style and everything. It all came together for me.
It was beautiful.
Earlier this year I saw The Birth of Impressionism exhibit that showcased the creation and evolution of the Impressionist movement in art.
Today I saw the Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond exhibit.
As I listened to the audio tour and read each and ever description and truly looked at every single painting in the exhibit I saw time pass and ideas merge and separate and diverge and come back together.
From room to room I watched time pass.
And when I got to the end I realized that the last room showed me the moments just before the International Arts and Crafts exhibit that I saw YEARS ago began.
I want to see more art now.