Sunday, November 22, 2015

Roy Lichtenstein: New Orleans and Madrid

When you first come across this, you might think, "Aliens!"  At least I did -- looks like some kind of gigantic artifact from outer space. The setting is inside the vast covered courtyard (Nouvel Patio) connecting the old and new wings of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Snapped this in the summer of 2014. It's a gigantic Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) sculpture called Brushstroke.

In New Orleans, there's a tall marauding demon creature carrying the exact same vibe -- or is that but a masked man striding around on stilts? Your choice. Go and see.
Last month, came across this sculpture and made the Madrid connection immediately. Here, Five Brushstrokes presides in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) -- as it has since December 8, 2013. 

Today's Rune: Fertility.  


Charles Gramlich said...

Gonna have to spin by the museum and have a look.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

These are both Roy Lichtenstein pieces? I quite like the style, very evocative!

jodi said...

Erik- I love Roy's stuff! He's one of my favorite artists.