31 January 2009

National Museum of Bellas Artes :: Museo Nacional de las Bellas Artes

(en) Recoleta was infernal by the time we finally walked inside the museum, but I have to say, I thought the permanent collection was extremely solid. There was both premiere and B-Side art, both single and series paintings by Rothko, Manet, Kandinsky, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Picasso, Monet, Diego Rivera, Van Gogh, Chirico, lots of cheurb aureoles + anorexic Christ figures in the Anything-but-Modern room. My favorite painting though was this absolutely terrible--not to mention, completely unflattering--portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Jean Dubuffet. She looked like a melting, angry, badly designed cartoon character that chases after school children and smothers them with her saggy, octagenarian tetas. Anyway, Buenos Aires was more humid than a Native American Sweat, but at least the art was confusing enough to keep me cool and perplexed, which is always better than hot and bothered.

(es) Para cuando que entrara en el Museo Nacionál de las Bellas Artes, Recoleta fue infernal, pero, tengo que reconocer que la colección permanente era muy sólida. Había tanto obras de primera clase como las de segunda por Rothko, Manet, Kandinsky, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Picasso, Monet, Diego Rivera, Van Gogh, Chirico, un montón de las aureolas de querubín + figuras anoréxicas de Christo en la sala de Todo-Salvo-el-Arte-Moderno. Sin embargo, mi cuadro favorito era este absolutamente espantoso--no mencionar, poco favorecedor--retrato de Brigitte Bardot por Jean Dubuffet. Se parecía a una caricatura quemadora, enojada y mal diseñada que iba atrás de los colegiales y los asfixía de sus tetas fláccidas y octogenarias. En cualquier caso, Buenos Aires era más húmeda que una sauna de Nativo de América del Norte, pero por lo menos, el arte fue bastante confuso para mantenerme fresco y perplejo, lo que es siempre mejor que caliente y molesto, claro.

1 comment:

Devin said...

Interesting as always Jackson! Van Gogh is pretty much my favorite artist-although Monet-Picasso-Kahlo-Kandinsky and even Dali and Klee are close runners up-as always I hope you and LB and your families are doing wonderfully!