There are so many reasons I get overly excited about art and the museums that house what I believe to be the most precious artifacts of history. Yesterday I visited the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and was pleasantly overwhelmed by the enormous collection of artists that I have only heard of and haven't had the opportunity to experience in person. One of the galleries I viewed was a retrospective of the abstract artist, Jules Olitski. He was a Ukranian born American that began painting with minimalist style and ended his career literally plastering paint on canvas that gave it a sculptural 3D effect. After viewing this collection, it was clear that I favored his earlier works, the stained paintings from 1960-1964 but respect the works he continued to create throughout his career.
Artists such as Lee Krasner, Frida Kahlo, and Modigliani were just a few that I was overjoyed to see in person.
One of the final galleries I explored was one full of modern day contemporary artists. Beth Cavener-Stichter's Inquisitors was beyond amazing.
Off to another museum!!!
Have a wonderful day and don't forget about the 101010 Project that begins May 1st!