Selected from the Museum's vast collection of modern and contemporary works, these fifty paintings reflect the vitality, genius, and complexity of MoMA's permanent collection. From Vincent van Gogh to Jasper Johns and from Paul C
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The Worst Excuse for a MoMA Collection VideoDec 30 2011
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I have been painting for close to 40 years, have had some success showing in NY, taught art at two universities, authored a book on a major artist's print work, no need or intention to go on and on with my story - but the point is I honor and support the great museums of NY and MoMA has one of the most important bodies of work anywhere. This bad video mocks us. The selections chosen is inadequate, the music is mind numbing and has no relationship with anything contained in this video. And most importantly nearly all of the work has been cropped! The paintings are missing tops, sides, bottoms - how in the world could the video maker AND MoMA permit this? This is insane. For example, Jasper John's great painting of the map of the U.S. is cut off at North Carolina to the south, equally unbelievable cuts are made to the north, east and west. Each artist's very idea of what their work should look like has been corrupted by DVD maker Screen Dreams who puts their copy write symbol on all their text pages. Do NOT purchase this video. You will not be getting what you think it promises to be. CD ROMs of the past were superior to this by far. There is no order to the presentation of material, no logic to the shuffling of content, what is not and who is not represented on this disk is absolutely unfathomable. Can you believe there are no works from Picasso or Warhol? Please realize that a blu ray disk is capable of storing an amazingly high amount of material, sadly it is so under used for this short presentation. What a sham, and what a shame to all involved in the making and the distributing of this disk.
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50 Master Paintings from MoMANov. 15 2011
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"MoMA 50 Masterworks From The Collection" blu-ray displays images of 50 paintings from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Various styles are represented and many paintings have vivid and bright colors. Paintings may be bold, sublime, curious, strange, and/or exotic. The video includes some well-known paintings, including Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" which is depicted on the front cover of the blu-ray.
Each image of a painting is displayed for about 28 seconds before moving on to the next image. The total time is 25 minutes. Then, the blu-ray goes on in a continuous loop of the paintings again.
Pleasant music is played on the sole audio option, DTS-HD Master.
There are three video options. One may play the images with no credits or with credits which include the name of the artist and other brief biographical information, as well as a very brief description, quote, and/or commentary. The third option is to create your own playlist of your favorite paintings.
Here are the artists and their paintings.
van Gogh. The Starry Night Matisse. The Red Studio Klee. Cat and Bird Monet. Water Lillies Chagall. Birthday
Cezanne. Still Life with Fruit Dish Derain. Bridge over the Riou Bernard. Iron Bridges at Asnieres Kline. Chief Matisse. The Moroccans
Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950 Munch. The Storm Bonnard. The Bathroom Rousseau. The Dream Seurat. Evening, Honfleur
Duchamp. Landscape Vuillard. Interior, Mother and Sister of the Artist Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 4 Matisse. Dance (1) Pollock. The She-Wolf
de Chirico. Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure) Johns. Map Klimt. The Park Miro. The Birth of the World Rousseau. Sleeping Gypsy
Signac. Setting Sun. Sardine Fishing. Adagio. Opus 221 from the series The Sea, The Boats, Concarneau. Kirchner. Street, Dresden Chagall. I and the Village Cezanne. Chateau Noir Popova. Painterly Architectonic
Monet. Poplars at Giverny, Sunrise Hopper. Gas van Gogh. The Olive Trees Leger. Three Women Marc. The World Cow
Seurat. Port-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbor Modigliani. Anna Zborowska Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 Dali. The Persistence of Memory Matisse. The Piano Lesson
Miro. Hirondelle Amour Kokoschka. Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat Leger. Contrast of Forms Schwitters. The Cherry Picture Boccioni. Dynamism of a Soccer Player
Gauguin. The Seed of the Areoi Braque. Still Life with Tenora Kandinsky. Picture with an Archer Cezanne. L'Estaque Matisse. Goldfish and Palette
On the full screen images, a small part of the top and bottom of the paintings are cut off on my screen. I'm not sure if it is my TV or player, or if it is intentional by the designers of the blu-ray.
Nevertheless, these images of the paintings on blu-ray are excellent.