Maybe that should be Te Papa is? Grammar is not my strong point. However, I subscribed to the Te Papa blog ages ago in the midst of the squid frenzy in hope that the wider museum would start posting regularly and recently they have!
Today’s post is excellent on the topic of Mondrian and a new McCahon acquisition.
I wonder why McCahon’s art affects me so much – even a tiny image on a webpage? I have been moved to tears by them in person as well. I was thinking the other day how the more we know about art and/or the artists affects how we view the work but I’ve always had this reaction to McCahon. So in answer to a recent question “do we have to understand art to like it?” I say an emphatic NO!