Over spring break, I went to New York with other Maggie Walker arts students. We went to several galleries in Chelsea, and saw 3 museums - the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Unwisely, I forgot to take photographs of the credit lines for almost all of the works I photographed. The first 8 photos of the slideshow are from the Met, where I admittedly did not see much art that I particularly loved. I did see some that I thought Kenan would really like - it was in a room devoted to this one artist, but I cannot recall his name! I did photograph his work; birds and papers in boxes.
At the Guggenheim, I liked Josef Albers' exhibit the most. I took 3 photographs in the Guggenheim - the red and gray geometric painting, the clown painting, and the piece with writing. I noticed that it shares a compositional feature with Alexis Torimori's work that I liked. I really feel that this feature is something I could incorporate into my art, and something I should play with.
At MoMA, I liked the brushstroke and warm color of Picasso's paintings. I also liked several other paintings that I photographed, such as the outdoor scene with a sketch-like image cut out in the center - that idea REALLY intrigued me. The blue portrait is stylistically something that really interests me. I like the color-blocking and the overall shape of the subject. I have noticed a trend in works that I like, that many are busts with little detail in the clothing. I also doodle like this sometimes and I am certainly interested in creating work like this, or at least playing around to figure out how I can spin that concept into something of my own, that fits comfortably with how I create art.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School