Classic Cartoonista – Art snobbin’

A couple weeks ago my wife and I went to Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibit Monet to Picasso, a collection of works from such gentlemen and crazies as Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Dalí, Mondrian, and Matisse, as well as the titular artists. Seeing a reproduced photo in a book pales in comparison to seeing these babies up close. The opportunity to see the texture and brushwork was a fantastic experience for a hack artist like me. My personal favorites? Picasso’s Bottle, Glass, and Fork (pictured below) and pretty much all of the Rodín sculptures. You can’t fully appreciate the sculptures until you’ve walked around them and seen them from all angles, as opposed to whichever angle a photographer has chosen for you. The only disappointment was that The Thinker is a lot smaller in real life than I’ve been led to believe.

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About Nick Perkins

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2 Responses to Classic Cartoonista – Art snobbin’

  1. HJ123 says:

    Actually that is not “The Thinker” but rather “a Thinker”. The piece was made by Rodin and is a bronze cast of the Thinker, but the original Thinker is still is Paris and it is quite a bit larger than the one at the UMFA.

  2. cartoonista says:

    Now that makes sense. Thanks mucho, HJ!

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