Lots of great art in Taipei recently. Last weekend we went to the National Palace Museum, where they’ve got a great show of Chagall works. Every picture, it seems, is of a loving couple, a bouquet of flowers, a goat and a chicken, but there’s lots of beautiful stuff. Picasso said, “I don’t know where he [Chagall] comes up with his images, but he must have an angel inside his head.”
They’ve got this famous one of him and his wife whom he was madly in love with.
ANd lots of stuff like this.
Check first, but I think that show’s still going for a while.
Then this morning we went to the Modern Art Museum for a nice collection of Monet’s, many of which he painted late in his life, as his eyesight was failing (he said he was painting as much as he could then before the darkness set in), such as these.
I’m not sure if that top one was there (he did so many that look just like that), but the bottom one definitely is.
Anyway, it’s been a joy to discover so much great art comes to Taipei. Heck, who needs London, NY, Amsterdam, Berlin, etc., when they bring it all right to you in Taiwan?
jk, of course, it would be great to go to a REAL art gallery some day, but still these shows are nice. And, if you go right when they open the crowd’s not an issue at all.
Check them out.