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[chapter 36 / the metropolitan museum of art, new york city]

Every time I go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it just seems like I'm seeing it for the first time. Spent the morning walking Central Park and the afternoon at the Met. With The Steins Collect exhibition as my priority, I also did a walk through of the Modern and Contemporary Art section. Equally inspiring – artwork and the space that houses them. Click here to read a bit more about my day in the city.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!



  1. Dear ,

    It is a wonderfull exhibition,"The Steins Collect;Matisse,Picasso,Cezanne and the Parisian Avant Garde" .

    And what a pleasure to see the portrait of Gertrude Stein by Riba-Rovira .Beside Tchelitchew and Balthus .
    And you have an interesting article in Appollo London Revew about .And also in Artes Magazine from San Francisco where the exhibition was before .
    And also the Preface Gertrude Stein wrote for his first exhibition in the Galerie Roquepine in Paris on 1945 .
    Where we can read Gertrude Stein writing Riba-Rovira "will go farther than Cezanne...will succeed in where Picasso failed...I am fascinated " by Riba-Rovira Gertrude Stein tells us .

    And you are you also fascinated indeed as Gertrude Stein ?

    But Gertrude Stein spoke also in this same document about Matisse and Juan Gris .And we learn Riba-Rovira went each week in Gertrude Stein's saloon rue Christine .
    With Edward Burns and Carl Van Vechten we can know Riba-Rovira did others portraits of Gertrude Stein .

    But we do not know where they are ;and you do you know perhaps ?

    With this wonderful portrait we do not forget it is the last time Gertrude Stein sat for an artist who is Riba-Rovira .

    This exhibition presents us a world success with this last painting portrait before she died .

    Both ,it is one of the last text where she gives her last art vision .As a light over that exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York .

    Coming from San Francisco "Seeing five stories" to Washington and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York for our pleasure .

    And the must is to see for the first time in the same place portraits by Picasso, Picabia, Riba-Rovira, Tall-Coat, Valloton .

    You have the translate of Gertrude Stein's Riba-Rovira Preface on english Gertrude Stein's page on Wikipedia and in the catalog of this exhibition you can see in first place the mention of this portrait .And also other pictures Gertrude Stein bought him .

    And you have another place where you can see now Riba-Rovira's works it is an exhibition in Valencia in Spain "Homenage a Gertrude Stein" by Riba-Rovira in Galleria Muro ,if you like art ...


  2. Dear Miss Wong, because of your beautiful photography i'm a bit in photography myself just with a small digital camera (i saw a Canon EOS 1100D on discount, and i love to purchase that, for me as a starter this would be good enough, i think so) although i'm not traveling abroad, which i love to do so, i re-discover the beautiful things in my neighborhood. So thank you so much for the inspiration.

  3. Beautiful trees and their reflections in the glass of this modern building are amazing!
    Carla x

  4. I agree about the space being as inspiring as the work. It has to be, I think, and I always think that, so I'm so pleased you've highlighted that here too. It's my first time reading your blog and it's really inspiring me.


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