I visited Museu Coleção Berardo during my stay in Lisbon. It was just in front of Espaço Espelho d’Água where I stayed for installing my group exhibition.
It is a museum with a very substantial collection of modern and contemporary art. Since the way of exhibition is divided into sections for each movement, it is easy to understand, so I think that people who are not familiar with art history can enjoy it. I saw a group like junior high school students, I think it is probably as part of art classes.
I went there with the artists who exhibited together, but since each artist likes different artwork, when I look at a certain work, another artist said “I thought this is your type of work!” , it is very fun to see an art exhibition like this.
Of course the collection contains very well known artists I know well, but also it contains various artists I did not know, sometimes there are also unusual works that we rarely seen in the museum, there was a fresh surprise. Not all works are listed, but you can also see images of this museum collection here http://en.museuberardo.pt/collection/works.
Early works of Mark Rothko are totally different paintings from that square artworks, but they already have an atmosphere that seems to be Mark Rothko. Then I thought “After all, Mark Rothko was naturally born to be a Mark Rothko !”.
Some person says my artwork is like Mark Rothko, but my work is very colorful, and it seems like it’s difficult to explain why he/she feels like that. So still don’t know the reason.
* I photographed only my favorite works and the order is also random, so it may not be very helpful.
Building of the Museu Coleção Berardo Next to the Jeronimos Monastery of World Heritage
early works of Mark Rothko
Alan Davie(L), Peter Phillips(R)
Antoni TàpiesAntoni Tàpies close up
John Chamberlain (L), Louise Nevelson (R)
This is not an artwork but an elevator button