Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Journey to Atlanta - Act 2

In Atlanta, Daniel and I spent about three hours at the High Museum.
We couldn't believe that we'd never gone there before, but this time it was a must because of two special exhibits: Salvador Dali and Titian.
Both exhibits were exceptional, especially the Dali paintings and photos. Some of the paintings were simply enormous. What an interesting and eccentric guy he was! And what a painter! Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take any photos in the special exhibits, so I have nothing to share...
However, we took plenty of photos of the amazing buildings and some of the other works of art.
The buildings fascinated us! I love museums where the museum itself is as incredible as the art!
Of their permanent collection, I enjoyed most the contemporary and folk art pieces!
In fact, an unexpected thing happened while looking at some of this inspiring art and reading the stories behind them:
I realized that I am absolutely and undoubtedly an artist as are all of us who express who we are and what we feel through creative endeavors!
Surprisingly, I found again and again that some of my most favorite modern art pieces were by German artists, such as the huge abstract painting below. The cloth-like piece above was made by an artist from Ghana, who creates these traditional looking cloths of the aluminum from liquor bottle caps. It was stunning!
We had some fun with these stacked mirrors.
It became so obvious that art is simply in the eye of not even the beholder, but the one who creates it and has something to express. There were quite a few pieces I could not believe were called art (not the ones below), but there you have it. Someone had something to say and said it through their form of art.
These photos we took on the way out, after we were told we only had another five minutes until closing. We couldn't believe so much time had passed.

We loved the architecture and the art!
Tomorrow, Act 3 of our journey.

You might be wondering if I am painting at all. Absolutely! And soon I'll have something to show you. Also, I've been knitting up a storm and have more to share with you as well... Soon!

I hope you are all doing well and hope to visit your blogs this week!!


  1. Hi Silke! Don't you just love museums! Looks like you had a fabulous time. I too love abstract art and that piece you showed in the picture looks amazing! I want to start trying to do some abstract pieces myself. Looking forward to seeing you latest painting! :)

  2. WOW Silke!! The architecture of the museum should be IN a museum itself!! I loved all of the open scaffold-look, the art and sculpture pieces, and your smile of joy just walking around in there!! I sure wish I could have seen some of those colorful paintings though!...Oh well, guess I'll have to Google them! :-) Thanks for sharing!!

  3. My daughter and I have gone to the High Museum before, and it is well worth the trip as they always have something interesting going on. I haven't blog read in a while so I missed your coming up here. We may be planning a Savannah trip in the future so I'll let you know if we do. Now I'm off to read all of your posts and those wonderful (I'm jealous)German magazines!!

  4. Love love love Salvador Dali!!! Lucky you! What a wonderful trip. WOW - the architecture of the museum - amazing! **kisskiss** Deb

  5. Wow, Silke - das sieht ein bißchen aus wie das Guggenheim. Und Tizian und Dali. Wahnsinnsmischung. Und beide so farbgewaltig. Da hast Du bestimmt Tonnen an Inspiration mit nach Hause genommen.

  6. P.S. Ist das von Richter? Ich habe von ihm seine Ausstellung im Ludwig gesehen. Das war atemberaubend. Der und Rothko...

  7. This looks like a fantastic place! Thanks for the tour.

  8. looks SO wonderful! it's like i'm right there with you! THANK YOU!

    i can't wait to see more photos and the work you're painting too! so inspiring!!!

    xoxo, juliette

  9. What a wonderful tour, it looks like a great time and you describe it as one. Looking forward to part 3.

  10. What a wonderful museum! I just love spending hours upon hours in them. Thanks for sharing these photos - can't wait to see what you've been busy creating. :) Theresa

  11. I love Dali and AWESOME photos! Love the photo where you're framed in the portrait wearing the same color shirt. Great architecture too.

  12. Thanks for sharing - it has been ages since I was in a museum. I think you are right - when we express something, in whatever medium, it is a form of art.