I always mean to post about my American exploits, but the thought of filtering through the images I’ve captured (so many) has halted me, and so here we are, three weeks in, and I’m trying to recall the first full day—a Saturday—we spent in New York City. Predictably, we spent most of it in a museum.
I sifted through hundreds of photographs (you’re welcome), but I think I’ll post some of the “rejects” somewhere else or something. I don’t know if I want to post about each of the places we went to, mostly because I am daunted, but I like having a record and (over)sharing things so here we are.
One of my favorite museums is the Museum of Modern Art (aka, MoMA). This is where I discovered a lot of the art that resonated with me, back when I didn’t really care much for a lot of art, as well as its history.
Me, lol. The day I wore this scarf thing was the day I ran into many dogs who were also wearing this scarf thing.
A special exhibition on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (on view: “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters“) was ongoing and I was so happy seeing work from him, apart from the posters of his that I was familiar with.
We caught the installation of Robert Gober’s The Heart is Not a Metaphor, and though we didn’t get to catch it, the structures set up to keep us bystanders out of the installation, the act of and transition of the installation was so beautiful anyway.
I made a Made-Up History look for this work (It’s called “Bed”) a few months ago, which you can see here. Made-Up History is a series for Softly Sometimes, my beauty blog, in which I try to make makeup looks inspired by art work.
I also made a Made-Up History look on this painting, which you can see over here! Incidentally, a palette I received from MAKE Colour was perfect for it.