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“UNFINISHED” – THE MET BREUER

Such a captivating and rare theme at the latest museum in NYC…

 

Another addition to Museum Mile in Upper East Side – The Met Breuer

 

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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”

 

[http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/unfinished]

 

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The degree of completion of a work of art can be very debatable, and if not complete, whether that was intentional or not.

 

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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.

 

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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”.

 

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The exhibit was overall well curated and captured my imagination. To me, the Met can do no wrong.

 

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