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Touring the Denver Art Museum

After doing my thing at the DNC and Presidential Experience on Friday, I had some time to kill so I decided to do something that I had been meaning to do for quite some time…I finally visited the expansion to the Denver Art Museum, the Hamilton Building.
The expansion was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind is the same architect that designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany and is also doing the new World Trade Center complex in New York City. The rest of his projects can also be viewed through his website.
As interesting as the museum is outside though, I believe it, and the art it holds, are just as interesting inside.
There were lots of different paintings and sculptures that really quite incredible. With the exception of a couple exhibits, like a western art exhibit, it was all abstract impressionist in nature.

Generally speaking, that’s my favorite type of art because, in order to understand what the artist was working towards, you really have to sit and think about it. It’s not something simple like a portrait or a landscape, it’s quite complex with color schemes and shapes.

It’s really all quite fascinating to me.

There were a few other works of art there that I also liked that didn’t really fall into this category, like some works by Renoir (below) and Monet.

There was also an interesting one, by an artist whose name I cannot recall, that seemed to fit nicely into things with the DNC.

This one wasn’t anything specifically painted for the DNC, since the artist has since died from HIV, but one that was done back in the 1990’s if I recall correctly. Still though, I thought it seemed to fit nicely into the politically charged Denver climate.

Other works, by artists like Matisse (left), were also all around the museum that were more of a realistic and portrait type nature, that I noted above that I’m not a fan of, but after reading an explanation of the work I found it quite interesting too.
The explanation discussed the differences between the stripes in the woman’s pants, the flowers on her chairs and the curves of her body and how they all contrasted with each other, texturally speaking.
In all honesty though, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the naked chick caught my eye in the first place. Had it not been for her nudity, I would’ve never noticed the piece as I strolled through the room.

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