Plant ideas, watch art grow

Some art is structural, some abstract, and some realistic.  Regardless, it seems to me that the best art has a flow to it, a sense of motion that sweeps you up into the story being portrayed and keeps your attention long enough for you to step our of your reality and momentarily into the reality in front of you.

Part of the fun of this is being surprised by art in unexpected places.  For example, this building, ironically enough, is an art museum:

Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum

Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum

Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum

Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum

It’s a marvelous addition to the city skyline besides being a wonderful space for art enjoyment while actually being a piece of art.  You get a sense of motion just looking at it, and then realize sometimes it is actually in motion.  You can read about it here.

The grand artistic gesture is inspiring, the realization that an idea can become a physical reality and still portray the spirit of its creation.  We compliment our human intelligence with these monuments, yet the flow of art is all around us if we simply pause and look.

DS20150902211612 DS20150903195657 DS20150902204200Man struggles with the elements available, bending them into the shape of will and intent.  Nature follows a few simple rules of physics and biology, and beauty simply grows around us.  If technology ever gives us such ease of creation, to grow art instead of making it, what sights might we see in such buildings as above?



2 thoughts on “Plant ideas, watch art grow

    • The building is indeed cool. As is the art inside. The first installation I saw was about color photography, from the first efforts to modern prints. Got me hooked on seeing more. Thanks for the comment.


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