Need some inspiration, another point of view, or new color combo ideas?
The museum is a great place to do that.
Today I went to the Neue Pinakothek. It houses European art of the 18th and 19th century.
Here is a little sample of what I saw in the morning.
These two paintings below remind me how important hierarchy is in a painting. The painter creates priorities and guides the viewer's eyes. Where does your eye go first? Why?
My eye goes to the lightest and brightest section of the painting first, then moves towards the other parts. I appreciate the intention of the painter as he puts a sequence in his work, just like a story. If you squint, you'll notice how both paintings are divided up in general light and dark sections, which results in a harmonious balance.
After the Neue Pinakothek, I walked over to the Pinakothek der Moderne which is free on Wednesdays. All museums are beautifully built with cafes in each one, so I plopped myself down and got a rum-nut cake and an Apfleschorle (apple juice mixed with bubbly water.)
The entrance to the permanent design exhibit was impressive.
The museum has art, architecture, design and works on paper. I should've stopped after I checked out the industrial design section, but went on to the other floors where I found Macke and Picasso.
There's still so much to see!! I'm glad I got to show you a snippet of what I saw this week. If you're ever in Munich, you should check out the Kunstareal (area of the arts) - the museum quarter where you can spend days going from one collection to another.
Two museums were plenty for me that day. My legs and eyes told me so.
As I walked home I saw this sight. It's right across the Museum Brandhorst. My friend Doris said they are one the of the best ice cream places in Munich (Ballabeni Ice Cream)!
I probably should've stood in line like everybody else, but I didn't. There will be a next time and I needed to get home to my babies.