Joan Brown's "Green Bowl" welcomes you to "Wayne Thiebaud's Artist's Choice" show at SF MOMA. "Thiebaud’s own work is featured alongside paintings by others that he personally selected from SFMOMA’s collection." (Read about it HERE.) And the best part is Thiebaud's unpretentious words explaining his reason for choosing each of the paintings. He is the master of demystifying art. No mumbo jumbo. Just heartfelt admiration and sheer delight in it all. And for me, moments like these where green meets green lift me right out of the doldrums. Art inspires art.
I returned to SF MOMA for more Magritte this week, this time the guest of a friend who had arranged a tour with a gifted guide. Usually I just want to look and see and absorb, but it was illuminating to hear about his response to those times of terrible turmoil. Here we are again in a troubled world all trying to make sense of it, and trying to find ways to make our voices heard. Art imitates life imitates art. And art inspires art.
Last week when the news from Washington was more than I could bear, I took myself to SF MOMA to see the Magritte show. As usual, the paintings were greatly enhanced by the parade of people gliding by, stopping along the way to soak in Magritte's magic. Being there in the presence of the past, and seeing all the people appreciating art lifted the gloom for a time.