Spiral of Modern Art
"She never looked nice, she looked like art. And art wasn't supposed to look nice, it was supposed to make you feel something."
Finally got to see Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim.
The foresight of these individuals in amassing key examples of the art of their time enables the institution to display the breadth of modernist invention, beginning with the late 19th-century avant-gardists who dispensed with academic genres and techniques in their desire to capture the essence of modern life. Stylistic advances further developed in the early decades of the 20th century—from an expressionistic use of color to the fracturing and faceting of the picture plane—as abstraction took hold. Between the 20th century’s two world wars, experimental approaches that stressed clarity and precision emerged, as well as an effort to establish a universal aesthetic language through geometric forms"