The Cat Knits...

A singular forum to discuss knitting as craft, therapy, and way of life (with or without the benefit of cats).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Almost as Good as Being There?

Saw The Steins Collects exhibition at SF-MOMA last Friday with friends. What a wonderful show! How amazing to have re-assembled all the artwork again. I grew absolutely faint as I walked through gallery after gallery, looking at artwork by Picasso, Matisse, Gris, Bonnard, Renoir, Cezanne, and many others who are now icons of art history. Of course, at the time when the Steins were collecting and fostering new talent, they were mostly up-and-coming new artists. I'm sure we all wished we could find that Parisian time machine from Woody Allen's latest film Midnight in Paris to drop in on Gertrude Stein's salon and buy 5 or 6 Matisse paintings for 500 francs. Ha! Ha!

When I made it through the exhibit and out of the gift shop, I was really faint because I really needed to drink water and eat something. DUH! Merely looking at a few still life paintings of food and drink apparently wasn't a good substitute for the real thing. We found a wonderful cafeteria around the corner from the museum, Soup Freaks. BUT, even better than lunch--and it was good!--was the matinee of Midnight in Paris that we caught in order to avoid rush hour traffic home. OMG! It was "almost" as good as being there for any art history/literature devotee. (Well, there is so substitute for Paris, I know.)

How can I knit something that incorporates all this?