A wonderful treat - a visit to the NGV Victoria to see the winter blockbuster, masterpieces from MoMA . It was a terrific selection of works, representing a range of styles.
The first treat, an iconic film by the Lumiere brothers of the Serpentine Dance performed bu Loie Fuller- the colours and the shapes of this dance presaging the development of performance art and the notion of drawing as a physical space related activity. To be greeted with this as one of the first pieces in the show was a good beginning
Then The Bathers by Andre` Derain 1907
Jumping forward to Diane Arbus, another favourite
And another hero Robert Rauschenber - with his use of collages to make political points in the work Currents (1970)
Then the joy of seeing the Bechers' Winding Towers
And joy oh joy, an Anselm Kiefer To the unknown painter
And the Jenny Holzer - another heroine
Laurie Simmons Walking House... I kind of like the images of the visitors in the reflection of the photo that I took of the photo..
And of course few people could resist having their photos taken against El Anatsui's seering comment on the cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade, Bleeding Takari 11
All in all it was a well balanced artistic banquet of wonderful delicacies and surprises