Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible

Ocean Park #67 by Richard Diebenkorn
The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible Part I by Sigmar Polke
The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible Part II by Polke
Note One (of Three Notes from Salalah) by Cy Twombly
Rome, 1971 by Twombly
Academy, by Twombly

dress: crimson & clover vintage, heels: thrifted, disco shirt: thrifted
When I entered the room containing the works by Sigmar Polke I was instantly enthralled. The Polish-German artist just died last month but we can only hope his work will be around for a long time after.  It changed my mood to reverent immediately. I was bathed in golden light and felt so much better about life. These pieces were the most moving to me that day. The canvas is metal (tellurium and nickel, respectively), a very difficult surface to paint on but so worth it. We are definitely going to get a membership to the MOMA in San Francisco. We are only a couple of hours away. I can't wait to go back as there was so much art I didn't have time to appreciate. The place is enormous. I still have more posts from that day that I am very excited to unveil. I just found out that the Fisher Collection will be a permanent addition to the MOMA in SF! Only 1/7th of this collection has been shown thus far, so even more impetus to come back as much as possible.


  1. I love this whole photo series - it's so wonderful (and I love your dress)! How long are you planning to be in NYC for?I'm sure you'll have an amazing time, the thing I love most about living in Connecticut is the under two hour train ride to NYC; I'm going to spend a weekend there in October.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. These photos are amazing!! The art is beautiful, in the first one I thought you were part of the picture, it looks so cool!! And your dress is amazing!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. Interesting pieces. I especially like "The Spirits That Lend Strength Are Invisible Part II".

  4. You look like your are part of the paintings. The art looks amazing.

  5. Truly inspired photos. Beautiful all the way around.

    I love the whole series of you and your hubby posing in front of the art, yet not imposing yourselves on the art. Great unity of art and life, and style.

  6. Ahhh I need to check out the MOMA soon! I love your dress and how it matches the first few paintings!

  7. Your last couple of posts are incredible. What an amazing dress and its wonderful how well is goes with all the art. Love love love.

  8. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!


  9. I will have to go back to MOMA soon in that case.
    Lovely dress, it makes you look as if you are part of the art pieces...

  10. so inspiring! i just love this idea!

  11. Oh wow, all the photos look like you and your dress are part of the art! Such a great effect! I really love this!

  12. I feel like a broken record when I say this, but you seriously have the best vintage dresses!

    -Shoeless Simone

  13. Ethereal, the dress, you, the paintings, each on it's own, as well as all together. Ethereal.

    Love it!!!!

  14. you have great taste in art.


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