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The Met on Fifth
Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art
For those of you who must get in a regular fill of classical art, you have until January 6, 2019 to preview the Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art exhibit at The Met. Medusa a beautiful mortal was ravaged in Athena’s temple by Poseidon, and what I find truly saddening was women did not band together to have each others backs when in came to men [mortal or god]. But, I digress… Athena being put out or jealous punished Medusa by turning her appearance into a loathsome creature with hair of snakes. She was also the only Gorgon to possess locks of snakes and whose gaze turned men to stone. The exhibit at The Met makes a connection between Medusa’s beauty and the horror she embodied within classical Greek, Roman and later Western art, as her anthropomorphic and feminine qualities has outlived antiquity.

Giacometti on exhibit until September 12, 2018 at the
The Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
[After Egyptian works, ca.1935-37, Ink on paper. After an Egyptian sculpture: Sesostris III; and After Paul Cezanne: self portrait ca. 1937, Graphite on paper.

To see this exhibit at the Guggenheim was an absolute treat, as I last researched information on Alberto Giacometti in college during art school many years ago. To see this comprehensive collection of bronzes, oils, plaster sculptures and drawings never before seen in this country was awe inspiring.  As you move through the show you see Giacometti’s deep interest in Cubism along with a fascination of the unconscious and dream imagery associated with Surrealists. African, Cycladic, and Egyptian art also influenced his perspective when painting portraits  or creating sculptures.

I was absolutely delighted by the sketches in his art books and catalogs that recorded ideas and his thoughts before creating a piece. Neon signs from the High Line
New York, NY 10011
AGORA
Agora is on display at various locations on the High Line until March 2019. This exhibition takes its name {Agora} from the Greek word referring to square, in which artist examine and define the use of a public space. This is the power of art to change society.

Stay stylish,
K

 

Destination: NYC

This weekend was not spent near a cabin on the lake or on a quiet cove at the beach, and as inviting as these two destinations sound a few of us hit the pavement in NYC visiting museums before exhibits left the city on July 29th. Arriving late on Friday due to traffic, we settled into “Gotham’s” rhythm and spent the evening in SoHo shopping at a few of our favorite haunts.

Last night after dinner we walked the High Line {about 1.45 miles} in the Meat Packing District, which has a unique vantage. A park built on disused land on the former NY Central Railroad lines. You can walk viewing art, and seeing new buildings created by talented architects.

Travel stylishly,
K.