The Electric Commentary

Monday, February 21, 2005

The Gates

Danny thinks that The Gates resembles a construction site, no doubt due to their somewhat unfortunate orangeness. However, I think that The Gates are quite beautiful. The best way to see them is from the sky, in motion, and as with almost all of Christo's work, it's more striking if you can see a lot of it. When the wind blows in Central Park, the gates all come together into a large orange river, and it's really quite spectacular. Danny was kind enough to post my comments at the end of his post, along with a few links to other Christo works.

One thing that we agree on is the greatness of the addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, by Santiago Calatrava. Take a look at some of his past projects, here, here, here, here, and check out the Google Image Search results here.

And for the record, I thought that the infamous "Blue Shirt" (by Dennis Oppenheim) was ugly, but you can decide for yourself.


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