MoMa: Museum of Modern Art

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If you’re in New York City you have to take some time to visit the incredible MoMa museum. It wont be a waste of time rather it would be an incredible experience. It’s considered one of the top museums of modern and contemporary art. MoMa has more than 70,000 files of different artists who have had or have their art pieces at the museum. It all started in the year 1929 when Abby Rockefeller came up with the idea of opening an art museum. Since then it has grown in great amounts. Its structurally grown with the additions of the new building and it has grown in the quantity of art they hold. The MoMa has some of the most famous art pieces of all times. Whether is modern art, contemporary art, tenebrism, or dadaism, the MoMa has the top paintings in any of those art styles. It ranges from Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Picassos’ Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Dali’s Persistence of Time, Warhol’s Campbells Soup Cans and many more famous pieces. They also have a huge section when it comes to film. They have around 22,000 films that are shown around the museum. If you’re into weird but extremely talented and interesting art, the MoMa museum is the place for you.

Paintings at the MoMa: (Top, Andy Warhols Campbells Soup Cans) (Bottom, Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Time)

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What truly is Modern Art?

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Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams was what boosted and introduced this new perspective of thinking that lead to the modern art world. Before the 19th century art was dedicated to only the rich merchants or wealthy class. All they would request for their art pieces were religious and mythological themes, but that all changed after the 19th century. The Interpretation of Dreams focused on our subconscious which led to many artists creating their new art pieces based on what was in their imagination. The MoMa museum described the new artists to “exploring dreams, symbolism, and personal iconography” into their new style of painting. At this time, artists would experiment in any possible way to come up with a new type of art. They experimented with the colors they woulduse, they experimented with new tools, they experimented new techniques, and new ways of presenting their art. They consider it “modern” art because of the new discoveries and inventions to this different world in art. The invention of photography, film, new tools, had a huge impact on this movement of modern art.

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Example of the beginning of modern art : Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night