Sunday, April 6, 2008
Metropolitan Abstract and Some People
I spent quite a long time waiting around here the other day. But, if you have to hang about, this is a pretty good place to do it.
You can watch the world go by.
Even without art, the building itself is wonderful and monumental.
It invites shutterbugs to go ahead and try out artsy angles for photos.
The museum is so huge that one can get mental indigestion. So you can't do too much on a single day.
We went to the Courbet and the Jasper Johns - a good contrast.
We ate lunch in the cafeteria in the basement which is OK or even quite good as mass catering but not to be recommended as an aesthetic experience. (See Neue Galerie)
It is worth looking upwards and downwards as well as straight ahead.
Is one morally improved by drinking in art and beauty?
Or is it just pure pleasure?
I just enjoy looking at things - both man made and natural.
What do you enjoy looking at most in Manhattan?