CALL ME CRAZY BUT...

Updated: Mar 4

Call me crazy but I love these works! And to continue my confession, I had the chance to go see the Robert Henri show at the San Diego Museum of Art in the gorgeous Balboa Park AND before entering the rooms with Henri's work I had to go to the Contemporary section first! I love a good abstract!


Not all these are abstracts of course. I responded to many works and many "isms". And I should have posted a few of Henri's work. Did you know his last name was actually Cozad. As in Cozad, Nebraska! Yes, he was from Nebraska and if you get a chance to read his biography it reads like a TV drama mini series!

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "Always, Exquisite from all angles." Female sculpture nude in the museum
Exquisite from all angles.

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "Bob Thompson will always be a favorite. He died too young!"
Bob Thompson will always be a favorite. He died too young!

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "And of course Joan Mitchell. She did a series of sunflowers that are wonderful."
And of course Joan Mitchell. She did a series of sunflowers that are wonderful.

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "Huh? Love it!" Abstract expressionism with a figure red on red painting in the museum.
Huh? Love it!

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "I should try some allegorical paintings. This is a beauty!  Daphne resisting and fleeing Apollo's advances, she is saved by her father when he transforms her into a tree." oil painting with ornate frame in the museum.
I should try some allegorical paintings. This is a beauty! Daphne resisting and fleeing Apollo's advances, she is saved by her father when he transforms her into a tree.

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "And these charming still lifes by Mabel Alvarez. Saw these at the L.A. Art Convention."
And these charming still lifes by Mabel Alvarez. Saw these at the L.A. Art Convention. (Bad photo!)

Peggi Kroll Roberts , "Just fun!" Abstract black and yellow painting at the museum.
Just fun!

Peggi Kroll Roberts, "So quiet" (abstract sculptures at the museum)
So quiet.

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