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Beauty in the Unfinished

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Beauty in the Unfinished

Imagine a peek into the mind of a Leonardo Da Vinci or Jackson Pollock. Where do they start? What parts of the painting do they find most beautiful?

With the Whitney now at home in the Meatpacking District, the old building has become an extension of the Metropolitan Museum and a chance for them to expand their contemporary collection. Now called the Met Breuer, the first exhibit is called “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” which is a compilation of unfinished work from artists throughout history.

It’s fascinating to see how such famous artists may have started a piece. Many start on the details of their subject’s face while others blocked in large primary colors to set up the background. Furthermore, many pieces are so beautiful in their incompleteness that they look like finished work just with different contexts. Perhaps the idea that these works were never meant to be displayed makes them that much more intriguing and intimate.

Are there any artists you would want to peak into the minds of? Also what are the ways in which you start off a piece of art you are working on?

The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue

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