Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pinakothek der Moderne

OK - last museum post I promise!  After lunch we went to the Pinakothek der Moderne, which was across the street from the Alte Pinakothek.  I believe the Neues Pinakothek, which is also in the same spot, mostly had 19th century works and the Impressionists, so we skipped that and headed straight for the modern collection, which my guide book rated as better.  I'll spare you the art history blurbs on this post (for the most part) and let the pictures speak for themselves.  Interestingly, even though we spent the least amount of time in this museum, I took the most pictures here!  The modern works and architecture just made for better photography.

Ceiling above the main atrium.


Kirchner, Cirkus 1913 - remember this one from art history class...

Kirchner, Selbstbildnis als Kranker (Self-portrait while Sick) 1918

"C'moooooon, Papa."

Max Beckmann, 1927

Robert Delaunay, The Team from Cardiff, 1913

Georges Braque, Woman with Mandolin, 1910

Love these...

Kandinsky, Dreamy Improvisation, 1913

Klee, 1919

Didn't pay attention to the artist on this one, but it looks German ca. World War I.  Looks like the guy in the picture couldn't care less about the hat!!

Schlemmer, Dancer 1922/23

Klee, 1931

These photographs were interesting.  By a photographer named Ellen Auerbach (Karlsruhe 1906 - New York 2004.) They were a collection of portraits of different artists, including Willem de Kooning in 1944, below.

The photographer Eliot Porter in 1957.

And the dancer Renate Schottelius in 1953.

Luna was losing steam...

Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait in Black, 1944

Picasso, The Painter and His Model, 1963

Kat de Laat, Husband with Blackberry, 2011

Magritte, The Key of Dreams, 1930  Interesting, because another painting by Magritte, by the same name is better known.  But who can really figure out Magritte?

Do I even need to tell you?
Dali, The Enigma of Desire or My Mother, My Mother, My Mother, 1929  Very famous.

Deserves a close up of the (strange) details.

Max Ernst, The Bird People, 1919/20  - Glad they're not my neighbors...

Liked the way the tub in the foreground looked like a Fedora from this angle...

Joseph Beuys, 7 Evolutions of Swelling,  1985

Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys

Green was not added in Photoshop.  That's just how strong the green light coming from this Flavin installation was!

de Kooning, Untitled 1985

This was a special exhibit of Hans-Peter Feldmann, and a fun little collection of his works.  It's been done in conjunction with the "Edition 46" of the Southern German Times Magazine, which is put together every year by an international contemporary artist.  At first I thought that meant he was a very new artist, but then I realized that I recognized some of his work, so it was definitely a treat to see it all together like this!

This one was called, 1 Pound of Strawberries

These portraits with the clown noses are the ones which I remember seeing before.

This piece is called Shadowplay and was great fun.  Basically little toys and other junk sit on rotating discs in front of spot-lights, which then create dancing shadows interlaced across the wall.  Bas was rather put off by the fact that the artist left his trash and building supplies on the tables, but it was apparently done on purpose.

See the water bottle?

This one was funny.  The second girl has been physically cut out of the picture.  I should have done a close up of the look on the first girl's face...

See both shadows?

Stephan Melzl, Geheimnis (Secret),  2005 - Luna and I had a long discussion about this one.  I told her that when Mommy was in Kindergarten, if I did something bad, I had to put my nose in the corner, just like this little girl.

Neo Rauch, Kalimuna 2010 - liked the way the color and illustration styling were reminiscent of a faded newspaper from the 1950's, but if you look closely, you'll find it's definitely more abstract, perhaps even a bit disturbing!  It was very big.

Here's another...

Peter Doig, Metropolitain (House of Pictures) 2004

Thought this one was fun, too.  There were several of these which looked like the ink blot test pages, but when you got up close, they were knit intarsia panels.

Rosemarie Trockel, Mattress (Futon might be a better translation, I'm not sure) 1985

Palermo, Flipper 1965

Luna had definitely had her fill of modern art for the day...

Shot of the entrance to the design galleries.  Looked wonderful, but it was time to go... maybe next time!  I know you can't wait for the post!

1 comment:

Kodanshi said...

That looks absolutely fascinating, and it was pretty funny seeing your daughter getting exasperated at your insistence on staying!

I liked the teapot with the constructed shadow. It fooled me at first! I love the Braque piece. He is my 2nd–favourite Cubist artist. And no, Picasso is NOT first!

Who did the one with the drawing pins in the shoes?