The other day I was watching some blogger’s video on youtube where she was talking about the history of art. I must say that I am kind of into all styles and movements of art. Seriously, I genuinely believe that artworks with extravagant price tags deserve to be this expensive. I admire realistic painters. Just imagine how much time, effort, energy and patience they invest in one piece. Speaking about energy, have you ever experienced this flow of energy filling you up when you look at a masterpiece? And vice versa, have you ever felt exhausted after you visit a huge museum full of art? I believe that art has to be taken by small portions. It’s not a mass market product and cannot be made and sold in bulk. Art is unique and that’s what makes it precious and expensive. But what makes it more precious is a sufficient amount of it, accessible to public in its most convenient form – a gallery house.
Rembrandt House, Amsterdam
The gallery houses I recently visited and fell absolutely in love with were Rembrandt House Museum and Moco Museum in Amsterdam. Rembrandt House is a historical house where the painter lived and worked. You see his art, his students’ art and his household, interior of his time.
Moco Museum was hosting a Banksy exhibition and presented a good collection of his pieces (outdoor and indoor). My point is if you want your portion of art, go to local gallery houses and exhibitions. Avoid huge museums full of amateur photographers, kids and wondering tourists. Or at least don’t try to see all of Versailles in one day.
I praise famous modernists, impressionists, contemporary artists, street artists. All are talented and their art is spiritual, able to pass a message to his/her viewer.