dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky @ LACMA


Henri Matisse
Open Window Collioure, 1905
oil on canvas





Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Gartenstrasse Early in the Morning, 1906
oil on board





Andre Derain
Boats in Chatou (Barques a Chatou), 1904-5
oil on canvas




Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Reclining Nude in Front of Mirror, 1909-10
oil on canvas



Henri Mattisse
Studio Interior, 1903-4
oil on canvas


Wassily Kandinsky
Arabian Cemetery, 1909
oil on cardboard




Wassily Kandinsky
Murnau, Burggrabenstrasse 1, 1908





Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Dance Hall Bellevue/ Houses in Dresden, 1909-10
oil on canvas




Robert Delaunay
Saint-Severin No. 2,  1909




Paul Klee
Untitled (Spatial Architecture, Tunisia), 1915



Franz Marc
Stony Path (Mountains/Landscape), 1911
oil on canvas




Wassily Kandinsky
Sketch I for Painting with White Border,  1913
oil on canvas




Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Street, Berlin, 1913
oil on canvas






Franz Marc
Stables, 1913
oil on canvas