This painting created quite a controversy when the National Gallery purchased it for the permanent collection in 1989. Voice Of Fire is a huge canvas by Barnett Newman, painted in 1967 for the American Pavilion at Expo 67. Purchased for 1.8 million dollars, its value has gone up exceptionally in recent years. Personally, I don't get it. And I could paint that.
This is a work by Jackson Pollock. No. 29, 1950 is its title, and Pollock painted on glass, using black and aluminum paint, beads, pebbles, and string as part of his artistic process.
You can view it from both sides, so Voice Of Fire shows up in the background from this side.
Here we have a look down into the garden courtyard.
I stepped into a side gallery. Wyndham Lewis painted Mrs. R.J. Sainsbury in 1940-41.
Lake George With Crows is the title of this 1921 oil painting by Georgia O'Keeffe.
The last art installation I photographed was this one, which again, I don't get. Bedroom Ensemble is a 1963 sculpture. It may look like a retro furniture set, but none of the furniture is real or functions as it would.
Here I have a perspective view.
While here outside is a view looking at the glass tower of the gallery. I will no doubt be visiting the National Gallery again in the coming months, and hope you have enjoyed this visit.