Monday, September 8, 2014
Yesterday I told you about my First Friday outing and I talked about the first stop on the tour. Today I'll talk about our last stop. It was the Phoenix Art Museum to see a special show about artist Antonio Berni. There was no photography allowed at this show so borrowed a photo from the internet (Huffington Post) so you see an example of the sheer size of the pieces in this show. Some were even bigger than those shown above. Many of them were woodcuts and the wood piece was displayed right next the print made by the cut. I don't think I had ever seen woodcuts so large. The rest of the wall pieces were collages made up of all sorts of found objects, auto parts, tin cans, utensils, fabric, doll's hair, scrap metal and much more.
There were also whimsical sculptures like the one above. (This photo borrowed from the Phoenix Art Museum)
All of the sculptures and art works were related in theme to a story he was telling about two children as they grew into adults. The sculpture above represents a nightmare had by "Ramona", one of the subjects of his story.
The work was simply amazing. I'm so glad I got to see it.
If you want to read more about this artist and the show at the Phoenix Art Museum, you can see it here.