Unfinished at Met Breuer
I wasn’t sure what to expect when the Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to rent out the old Whitney Museum on Madison Avenue to create the Met Breuer, new space dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Their first exhibition Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible is one of the most interesting and original shows I’ve seen in a long time. I went for the third time with a friend this week and she loved it as well. The thematic exhibition examines unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day and whether some were intentionally left unfinished or were unfinished due to unforeseen circumstances such as the death of the sitter. It’s so fascinating that I might see it again before it closes on September 4, 2016 and I highly suggest you see it as well.
The Funeral by Édouard Manet, c. 1867
Madame Édouard Manet (Suzanne Leenhoff, 1830–1906) by Édouard Manet, c. 1873
Street in Auvers-sur-Oise by Vincent van Gogh, 1890
Self-Portrait with Wig by Pablo Picasso, 1898-1890
Bouquet of Peonies in a Green Jar by Paul Cézanne, 1898
Top Image: Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, duquesa de Huescar (1740-1794) by Anton Raphael Mengs, 1775