Thank goodness for friends who know that a tiny taste of New York is just what you need, and then let you get a bit nostalgic because you had such a good time in the Big Apple once, made promises to return and never did, and now in these covid times, despair that you’ll not ever get to repeat the experience.
New York’s amazing, incredible, wish I spent more than a day there, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art has delivered 65 European Masterpieces to Brisbane’s GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art).
Honoured as the only Australian venue to showcase precious works from masters like: Monet, Caravaggio, Renoir and Van Gogh, art enthusiasts are taken on an impressive 500 year chronological journey from the Renaissance (1300s to 1600s) through to post impressionism (1880s+).
Given these art works rarely leave The Met, it’s definitely a feather in GOMA’s cap to secure such a first rate, world class exhibition. These are the ones that wheedled their way into my favourites list.
And … the feature photo? That’s Georges de La Tour’s The Fortune Tellers 1630s. The older woman is reading the well dressed man’s fortune while unbeknown to him, three girls rob him – a common practice on Parisian streets. Yes, so many fabulous tales are told through art.
Cudos to GOMA who ensured European Masterpieces was a most enjoyable exhibition. Paintings were well spaced, human numbers kept to a comfortable level and information plentiful. Bank a few arts points and assuage the longing to return to not only the Big Apple, but the rest of the world. Do go.
The exhibition is on until 17 October. https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/european-masterpieces
Onward and upward my good friend Norween!