Art World of Matthew Felix Sun

Fine artist. Art ought to be from life, and above life. To merely document surfaces is not enough: I want to grasp what is behind, which to me is far more compelling and worthwhile. My goal is to discover the truth in life, and to portray those hidden aspects boldly, without losing beauty that is seen. www.matthewfelixsun.com Paintings and Prints via ArtSlant.com Zazzle Store

My Favorite Paintings at Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

The other important museum I visited in Graz, besides Kunsthaus, was Neue Galerie, which housed many important Austrian art.

My favorite painting there was, again, by Egon Schiele (1890, Tulln an der Donau, Austria - 1918, Vienna),  titled Stadtende (Häuserbogen III) (City End, Houses Arc III). It depicted a jumble of houses in various shades and shapes and the whole composition was quite dynamic, full of contrast and movements. Despite the many colors employed by the artist, the painting was also very harmonious, predominately in various shades of gray, accented by stripes and patches of brilliant blue, red, and green colors.  It was a lovely painting, beautiful, a bit unsettling and menacing, mainly due to some very angular and irregular outlines of those houses.

My second favorite piece was by a Graz artist, Axl Leskoschek (1889, Graz -1976, Wien), Der Doppelgänger (The Double).  It was a somewhat spooky painting, monochromatic and enigmatic.  It featured actually not two, but three figures - the doubles and an image reflection in a mirror, looking out of the frame, as if mocking at the live two, in their fancifully dinner jackets, with intriguing postures and facial express warranted endless interpretations.  It was an unforgettable piece.

Cats and their tiny boxes

Running Dog

Running Dog

DSCN9371 _ Kunsthaus, Graz, 9 October on Flickr.My Favorite Artworks in Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria That said, I did see some very interesting works in this museum during my 2012 visit to Graz.  My favorite item was an installation - a wooden forest flourishing under several intense circular florescent lights, suggesting a giant incubator, or an solemn, almost spiritual outer space, where several stars or planets converging upon alien soil.  Very intriguing.

DSCN9371 _ Kunsthaus, Graz, 9 October on Flickr.

My Favorite Artworks in Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria That said, I did see some very interesting works in this museum during my 2012 visit to Graz. My favorite item was an installation - a wooden forest flourishing under several intense circular florescent lights, suggesting a giant incubator, or an solemn, almost spiritual outer space, where several stars or planets converging upon alien soil. Very intriguing.

DSCN9414 _ Kunsthaus, Graz, 9 October on Flickr.

My Favorite Artworks in Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria The ultra-modern museum, Kunsthaus, in Graz, Austria, was a distinctive architecture and its attraction is itself.

Earthquake Damages - American Canyon, 3:20 am, magnitude of 6.0

Smart cat

Smart cat

Installation Missão/Missões [Mission/Missions] How to Build Cathedrals, Cildo Meireles, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
As usual, my focus in an art museum would be on paintings and here the vast painting collections, dating back to early 15th century, really shone. The range of these works were so broad, here, I choose to present them in general chronological order.

20th-21st Century - many impressive modern paintings and installations and my favorites included works by Karl Zerbe, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline and Anselm Kiefer.

DSCN1310 _ Woman on Trapeze, 1946, Karl Zerbe, Blanton Museu, Austin on Flickr.

Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

As usual, my focus in an art museum would be on paintings and here the vast painting collections, dating back to early 15th century, really shone. The range of these works were so broad, here, I choose to present them in general chronological order.

20th-21st Century - many impressive modern paintings and installations and my favorites included works by Karl Zerbe, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline and Anselm Kiefer.