For the duration of spring semester and the possible fall semester, all museums, galleries, and exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed to prevent the spread of covid-19 in New York City. As an alternative option, many non-profit organizations such as charities and museums have turned towards the internet, engaging the public in the comforts of their homes. The “Blue” exhibition, a virtual field trip, was hosted at the Nassau County Museum of Art. One particular piece that caught my eye was the Buste de Femme, 1902, lithograph. I had a small intuition that this piece belonged to Pablo Piscasso and was indeed correct.
Exhibition Source: https://nassaumuseum.org/museum-from-home/#virtual-gallery
During the early 1900s, Picasso crafted a series of works in blue, which was deemed as the blue period. It portrayed the feelings and emotions of sadness, despair, instability, grief, and poverty. According to the description provided by the Nassau County Museum, “the body language creates a sense of quiet and stillness while the limited, monochromatic palette evolves a subdued, thoughtful tone.” The second virtual exhibition I held interest in was Nature by Design: Botanical Expressions at Cooper Hewitt. The Tiffany Vase and Blossoming Vases by Louis Comfort Tiffany was truly a unique and vibrant piece, capturing the essence and beauty of nature through glass and other assorted materials.