Jamie Bergos on Maria Martins’s The Impossible, III
Martins’s unsettling sculpture seems to dramatize the thin line between love and hate.
May 14, 2021
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, development officer Jamie Bergos is brave enough to get up close with Maria Martins’s 1946 sculpture The Impossible, III, and wonders if its ambiguity—Are the figures fighting? Merging?—is a metaphor for the occasional “impossibility” of intimate relationships.
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Josephine McReynolds on Henri Matisse’s Swimming Pool
Made two years before his death, Matisse’s immersive cutouts are a playful return to the touch and technique of childhood art.
Apr 30, 2021
Michele Carlucci on Laura Owens’s Untitled
Owens’s bright, bold painting reminds us to embrace being a little...a lot.
Apr 23, 2021