Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Works of Art

Below you will find the 10 works of art that I want my daughter to see in person.

"The Starry Night"
Vincent Van Gogh

"Rain, Steam and Speed"
J. M. W. Turner
The National Gallery, London

"A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" 
George Seurat
The Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Frank Lloyd Wright Estate
Frank Lloyd Wright
Oak Park, IL

"The Kiss"
Gustave Klimt 
Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Belvedere Palace, Vienna

"The Old Guitarist"
Pablo Picasso
The Art Institute of Chicago

Thomas Hart Benton
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO

"The Problem We All Live With" (Ruby Bridges)
Norman Rockwell
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

"Migrant Mother"
Dorothea Lange
Oakland Museum of California

What works of art do you suggest she see?


  1. These are all powerful works of art. My favorite being "The Starry Night". Have you been to NGA for Kids at ? Lots of fun works of art stuff to do!

    1. I haven't, but will go there today, it sounds amazing!!! :D

  2. Monet's Waterlily's are beautiful. Georgia O'Keefe will give her a different perspective on art. I love Starry Night. Have you seen Starry Night Over the Rhone? It's gorgeous. I think you picked some awesome art. Of course I think that any kind of art that a child is exposed to is awesome. Not enough of that kind of exposure is being done any more. I remember going on field trips in school to museums and different things. It was something I won't forget. Your daughter is lucky. Great post Stephanie. :)

    1. thanks for the compliment and thanks for the suggestions! i love any of the waterlily paintings and the others are lovely as well!

  3. I'ma bit late on commenting on this, but I'll still give my two cents. First of all, I love, adore, and utterly am obsessed with Jackson Pollock and would like to spend the rest of my life in Number 32. I wish to see it live before I die. There are so many patterns in there that I'm just itching to decipher.

    Then, I would love to see Automat by Edward Hopper because there are so many stories to be told from that one instant in time. That's what I particularly like about Hopper; he makes my imagination expand. Is she waiting for someone who never came? Is she just on her own drinking coffee? Does she look sad, pensive, maybe just weary? All of his works are just so suggestive.

    1. Thanks! I've written a response here:



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