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    Default Van Gogh @ MoMA, NY

    FYI

    http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhi...4&ref=calendar

    I'll probably check this out before it ends. Rare chance to see some Van Goghs.

    His online exhibition:

    http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2008/vangoghnight/
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    Hmm...Is this in NYC? If yes, I might convince my friend to come up with me and visit the museum sometime before it ends too. Haha..what are the chances of SS meeting SC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suet Seung View Post
    Hmm...Is this in NYC? If yes, I might convince my friend to come up with me and visit the museum sometime before it ends too. Haha..what are the chances of SS meeting SC?
    Yes, in NYC! I didn't know you were in town or planning to visit. Should join the I <3 NY group (shameless plug). Let me know what you like or want to do and I'll give you some recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spcnet View Post
    Yes, in NYC! I didn't know you were in town or planning to visit. Should join the I <3 NY group (shameless plug). Let me know what you like or want to do and I'll give you some recommendations.
    Well, I'd like to go up and visit NYC. My friend recently went up there for a day, I think, and I try to convince her to take me with her, before the snow come.
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    I'm so envious of anyone who gets to see this exhibit! Any painting is always better in person. I haven't had a chance to see any Van Gogh paintings in person since I visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam 30 years ago. Sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spcnet View Post
    FYI

    http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhi...4&ref=calendar

    I'll probably check this out before it ends. Rare chance to see some Van Goghs.

    His online exhibition:

    http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2008/vangoghnight/
    is it really such a rare chance? O_o i know the boston museum of fine arts always has some. and i remember several places in las vegas have them.
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    MoMA is actually the permanent home to "Starry Night" and a few other Van Gogh's so it's not seeing Van Gogh paintings per se that's rare. What's nice is that this time they're collaborating with the Dutch Van Gogh Museum so evidently more works will be available. Van Gogh has some gorgeous night scenes, and his post-Impressionist really paved the way for modern art.

    Even if not to see Van Gogh though, I'd really recommend a visit to MoMA for anyone with the slightest interest in art. They say the Louvre is the most important art museum in the world, but even after seeing the Louvre, I still have a soft spot for MoMA.
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    Heh...I talked with my friend and well, we both decided that we're too broke to make trips up there by bus, then taxi and eat and pay $20 to go see the exhibit. So I'm just going have to stay local and visit my National Gallery of Art Museum and see whatever special exhibit there.
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    Thanks for the heads up- alas I didn't realize this when I was in NY in Oct or else I would have dashed to MoMa! Love VG... and particularly Starry Night, I guess its a good thing its part of the permanent collection, I'll be able to go see it next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffles View Post
    I'm so envious of anyone who gets to see this exhibit! Any painting is always better in person. I haven't had a chance to see any Van Gogh paintings in person since I visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam 30 years ago. Sigh.
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    For some reasons, I just really can't Van Gogh and think that the whole Expressionism school are nothing but third-rate painters.
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    VvG's works are absolute first rate.

    One should look at his history and put that in context when looking at his works, and then also see his influence on subsequent decades.

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    Lol, I do think VG did influenced a host of subsequent bad painters, resulting in some of the most mediocre pieces of modern arts ever produced and sold for outrageous prices .......... but that's another story.

    My problem is mainly stylistic elements ............ it is crude, sometimes dull, craftmanship seem untrained, and often produce feeling of "ehhh".

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