Saturday, July 11, 2009
Nature and Light
The Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission every Thursday evening when the town is filled with visitors for the weekly Villagefest street fair.
For the summer, there is an exhibit called "Impressionist and Modern Masters: Nature and Light" which involves about a dozen extremely valuable paintings by Impressionists Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse, and Manet and the modernists de Kooning, Thiebaud, Joan Mitchell, and Rothko.
The paintings are on loan from an "Anonymous Donor" in Palm Desert, where the super rich such as Bill Gates have homes in gated communities.
The exhibit is fluffed out by complementary works from the permanent collection at the museum but they tend to suffer in comparison to Anonymous Rich Dude's paintings.
I didn't stay long because Nature and Light in the real world were calling...
...with palm fronds and colored clouds.