100th post special: People in art musea

Venue: Hamburg, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Milano, New York city, Venice, Padova, Paris

Music: The Beatles – A day in the life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usNsCeOV4GM)

So after almost 3 years I finally made it to the 100th post on my blog, which I decided to be a special compilation with some of my favorite shots over the years under the common theme of people observing and interacting with art. If I ever get to showcase some of my photos in a gallery, I imagine it will be a selection similar to this one. So thanks a lot to everyone for following, liking and commenting on my photos! As you know the feedback process is really indispensable to the idea of blogging and I wouldn’t have made it without all this support. So, any further ideas for photo topics or compilations are very welcome, and I hope the next 100 posts are way better!

This is probably my first memorable shot of people interacting with art at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg – https://kirilson.com/2016/12/04/more-kunst/.
Another photo where the observer involuntarily mimics the photo of Picasso by Irving Penn, at the Met in NYC – https://kirilson.com/2017/09/25/us-art-the-met/.
Nude - Amedeo Modigliani
And yet another instance of strange resemblance between the visitor and the painting by Amedeo Midigliani in Guggenheim museum in New York – https://kirilson.com/2017/09/20/us-art-guggenheim/.
This is not a museum, but the beautifully decorated Stockholm underground system. The passers by rushing on with their life involuntarily take part of this gigantic art piece – https://kirilson.com/2016/12/22/konst-in-and-under-stockholm/.
Another case where the passer by unknowingly takes part of the art installation, the red cubes of Lary Bell at New York’s Whitney – https://kirilson.com/2018/04/07/us-art-whitney/.
An art installation with mirrors infinitely reflecting the hearts and the people in the room, at the “Love” exhibition of Museo della Permanente in Milano – https://kirilson.com/2017/08/14/an-eclectic-art-tour-in-italy-love-mummies-and-cinema/.
Crossing the Atlantic once more, the Starry Night of van Gogh at MoMA in NYC is literally hypnotizing some of the visitors – https://kirilson.com/2018/04/07/us-art-moma/.
A visitor at the photo museum of Thessaloniki watching the portraits of migrants during the refugee crisis in Europe – https://kirilson.com/2017/04/22/thessaloniki-roadtrip/.
Another visitor of the exhibit of Irving Penn at the Met, it’s never too late to be inspired – https://kirilson.com/2017/09/25/us-art-the-met/.
Sometimes you’re just lucky to incidentally capture a rushing visitor that emphasizes the art behind, again at the Met – https://kirilson.com/2017/09/25/us-art-the-met/.
And other times the real live people are the whole point of the art installation, here arranged by Edith Dekyndt for the Venice biennale – https://kirilson.com/2018/11/14/venice-biennale-i-arsenale/.
But maybe the most fun is when the art is designed to feature random visitors such that the sights and sounds are constantly changing as in the project of Tomas Saraceno for Palais de Tokyo in Paris – https://kirilson.com/2019/01/03/palais-de-tokyo/.
Not a museum, but some street art in the centre of Padova. Who wouldn’t take a photo, and a photo within the photo – https://kirilson.com/2018/11/27/italy-art-tour-ii-padova/.

28 thoughts on “100th post special: People in art musea

  1. I find it hard to look at some abstract or op art – the contrasting lines do something weird to my perception – but the woman rushing past made your photo into a question more interesting than the design behind her. Thank you, WT.

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  2. I absolutely love these!!!! I love pictures like this and even though I can’t eloquently express it like bnielsenb, I couldn’t agree more. I especially like the underground subway pic, but they are all excellent.
    I took one of my granddaughter next to a picture of a girl from 100 years ago. They could have been sisters. The old and the new.

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  3. What a stunning and fitting set for your 100th post. (And CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post!) I especially love the image of the man studying Picasso’s portrait, as Picasso gazes out at us and asks, “What are YOU staring at?” Brilliant.

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  4. Beautiful, breathtaking photography! How did you get away with that photo of Monet at MoMa? I almost had my camera confiscated there and received a lecture about there no photo policy of the Monets….? Love your perspective and artistic take as well as more than a bit jealous 😉


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