Alex’s turn to weigh in. Lots of works he really liked, he says, but when it comes to risking prison then two stand out:
It is worth looking up the next one on the museum’s web site, where you can run the magnifying ‘glass’ over the image and see the details in the people’s expressions.
And then there is the centerpiece of the museum that Alex, along with just about everyone else strolling through the museum, cannot get over: the mural that Diego Rivera painted at the institute in 1932-33. Photographs don’t begin to capture the experience.
You can get a better sense of this massive composition through the museum’s 360-degree tour, but even this new technology of reproduction cannot deliver what Benjamin called the “tactile appropriation” of this work.
more picks to come from the DIA…