It’s Modern, Isn’t It?

9 Sep

It's Modern, Isn't It?

I recently took a swing through the new wing of the St. Louis Art Museum. Of course, I brought my Nikon with me. It was a great opportunity to take some interesting shots. Here is the entrance to the new wing.


This tapestry is made entirely of the metal wrappings on the tops of bottles.

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Yes, well….I don’t know what this Playboy Bunny is doing there, but she is part of the exhibit.


These unrelated artworks seem similar to me.


This reminds me of the Patsy Cline song “I Fall to Pieces”.


Doesn’t this look like an emoticon of surprise?


This a an adventure in texture and shape.


Very severe. And German. I don’t know why “blood” is inscribed backwards.


A study in symmetry.


While I was in Europe I got into the habit of photographing my reflection and I’ve continued the habit back at home.


The new restaurant.


Yoko Ono’s wishing tree. I added my wish to the bunch.



8 Responses to “It’s Modern, Isn’t It?”

  1. mamacormier September 9, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    The tapestry made from bottle caps looks like the work of El Anatsui from Ghana. He had a display at the museum in Toronto in 2011 and I distinctly remember not being allowed to take photographs. Some of my students were with me and security made them delete the pictures they took with their cameras.

    • Rosemarie September 9, 2013 at 2:52 am #

      They let me photograph everything as long as I didn’t use a flash.

  2. Heyjude September 9, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    I don’t envy that poor woman having to stand like that for hours on end! Or maybe there are a whole warren of them? Modern art is so marmite – I like some of it, but can’t see the point in a lot of it. Nice looking museum, though very quiet.
    Jude xx

    • Rosemarie September 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Did you think she was real? She’s not.

      • Heyjude September 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

        Oh! Well she looks real – and you never know what to expect with these modern art installations 😉

  3. Suzanne September 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I love the tapestry of bottle top wrappings. You are lucky to be able to take photos in the gallery. I was able to do that in Europe but over here in Australia it’s a big no no.

  4. Lignum Draco September 22, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    I see that you had to started a second blog because you ran out of space. Please consider resizing your images in your software program to about 1000 or 1200 pixels long axis (if you aren’t already) and you won’t run out of space.

  5. LuiZ FernandoS September 28, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Very good works of renowned artists!

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