Such a captivating and rare theme at the latest museum in NYC…
Another addition to Museum Mile in Upper East Side – The Met Breuer
It opened at the former Whitney Museum’s location in March.
Their first exhibition is called “Unfinished – Thoughts Left Visible”, which literally features “a subject critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished”
The degree of completion of a work of art can be very debatable, and if not complete, whether that was intentional or not.
Centuries ago, portraits tended to be unfinished for various reasons, most of them uncontrolled, such as illness or death of either the painter or the model. These pieces are a great place to see the masters’ process in each work.
I couldn’t help but imagine what it would have looked like if it had been finished.
The other half of the exhibition consisted of work that is never complete, that never ends – a different understanding of “Unfinished”.
The exhibit was overall well curated and captured my imagination. To me, the Met can do no wrong.