Arts ~ Modernist Photography

Visit the world’s greatest private collections of photography. The works feature from the period of the 1920s through to the 1950s.

Portraits are compiled from artists including from my favourites: Matisse, Picasso, and Breton. Also, there are about 159 vintage prints by 70 other artists who are influential figures including Brassai,  André Kertész, Dorothea Lange and Aleksandr Rodchenko. Lastly, there’s a sneak peek of Elton John’s masterpieces in photography. The Radical Eye exhibition is on until 21 May 2017 at the Tate Modern in London.

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Arts ~ Dream States

Dreams are one of those aspects of life which we question, analyze and ponder every morning when we wake up.

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Dream States exhibition at The Met. Photo: Niya Sinckler.

Images and ideas float in our minds as one tries to understand the emotion and connections. Meanwhile, artists are often inspired by the unconscious mind and in this case it’s surrealism.

Surrealism is my favourite 1920s art and literary movement. The greats come to mind such as André Breton (French), Francisco Goya (Spanish), Max Ernst (German), René Magritte (Belgian) and Salvador Dalí (Spanish). It’s amazing to view an alternative degree of content and context in art.

About 30 photographs and video works are on display focusing on the 1970s to present day with some of the best including black and white portraits by Robert Frank, Jem Southam’s never-ending spectacular skies, radiant Irish rainbows and lovely English seascapes. Discover how surrealism creatively transforms the way things are seen. Let your mind wonder and escape into its own irrational reality.

The exhibition, “Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video” is open from 16 May 2016 t0 30 October 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Address: 1000 5th Avenue by 82nd Street. Hours: 10am-5:30pm.