San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Written by drseb on August 2nd, 2009

Today was devoted to a visit of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco with its special exhibit of nature photographer Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams’ photographs were fantastic and since there was some time left I also visited parts of the permanent modern art collection the museum has to offer. Some of the modern art pieces are presented below with insightful explanations.

Interestingly, pictures of modern art take very little space, and JPEG compressibility depends primarily on the amount of information present in a picture…

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This one is called “Cleaning my paintbrush”:
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Such a delicate painting ignited my inner creativity and resulted in a modern photograph representing the blurriness of the past, the darkness of the present, and an unpredictable future:
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…. oh wait, it’s just a piece of glass:

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Note also the magnificent solid white piece in the background, the subtle color variations suggest that nothing is as pure as it seems.

“Sunset over the ocean”:
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“I discovered red in KinderGarden”:
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I kind of like this one:
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Go figure what the artist tried to express here…
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Henri Matisse’s sketch of “Le Bonheur de Vivre” (Joy of Life):
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