Monday Inspiration: MoMA

Whenever I am in New York there is one place that I must visit and that is the Museum of Modern Art. I always learn something new about my favorite modern artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Memory of Oceania,  Henri Matisse

Memory of Oceania, Henri Matisse

MoMA's library and archives hold over 300,000 books, artist books and periodicals, as well as individual files on more than 70,000 artists. It is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, so it’s no wonder that it is so inspirational to me.

MoMA’s current feature exhibit is dedicated to Matisse’s cut-outs. Matisse developed the above piece, as well as several others on the walls of his apartments, not as an art piece but as a full wall covering. That inspires me to think of design aspects in different ways, like using wallpaper on ceilings or stitching rugs together to make just the right size. 

Blue Nude II, Henri Matisse

Blue Nude II, Henri Matisse

The Matisse exhibit at MoMA is incredibly inspirational to see how simple paper and charcoal can create such art.

After going to a museum and seeing exhibits like this, I really view my projects differently and I start to think more creatively about spaces for my clients that come from clean and simple ideas.

Where do you get your inspiration?




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