Art’s Infinite Heights
What on earth is this?
This fantastic, swirling mess titled, “The Vertigo of Eros” by Roberto Matta caught my eye today at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There were many pieces that caused a pause in my step on this rainy afternoon, but this painting certainly had that “it” factor. There was a next-level dimension to it, which is a common characteristic of great art.
But what does it mean?
The verdict is ambiguous, to say the least. Two different people could offer two different reactions. There’s no clear picture of what’s happening in the painting, especially to the casual passerby.
And yet, this work of art is showing us something vaguely recognizable, something to connect with.
While my final conclusion will require a little more time, there are definitely elements of excitement, a labyrinth of creativity and insight and an epic journey that awaits, just waiting to be explored.
With an important job interview tomorrow, experiencing masterpieces and new artistic visions in-person was definitely worth the price of admission.
Including the vertigo.