Exhibition of Colossal Size

Hold on to your hats and prepare to become part of American history: the largest painting exhibition in the United States will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art (commonly known as the MoMA) in New York City.  Starting December 14, 2008 and running until February 16, 2009 artist Marlene Dumas will be showing a total of about seventy paintings and thirty five drawings (that’s right, approximately 105 pieces from a single artist in a single show!).  The show, entitled Measuring Your Own Grave, although not strictly chronological, includes works from her earlier years and displays her tendency to work in series.  Although the figure is a main part of her work, themes such as race, sexuality,  and a combination of social identity with personal experience and art-historical antecedents.  Dumas is claimed as being an acclaimed painter, with extreme technical ability who produces thought-provoking work (some examples are shown below).  Take a trip up to the Big Apple and see for yourself, do you agree?

The Passion

The Passion

Jule-die Vrou

Jule-die Vrou

Intimate Relations

Intimate Relations

The Blindfolded Man

The Blindfolded Man

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