Today Mark and I headed to Bulleen, a small town located 20mins outside of Melbourne, to visit the Heide Museum of Modern Art. I had heard great things about it and I must say I wasn’t disappointed. We had a great time wandering through the various parts of the museum (which simply started as the home of an art lovers’ couple) and its big sculpture park.
I have to admit I didn’t always use to like modern and contemporary art as I found out it a little confusing/frustrating. However, in the last few years I’ve come to appreciate it a whole lot more. I still don’t always ‘get’ certain pieces (especially ‘installations’) but I guess that’s also kind of the whole point of contemporary art – it challenges you and is always open to interpretation. If you do enjoy this type of art and live around Melbourne then I definitely recommend you check out the Heide museum!
Here are some of the great pieces we saw today:
How do you feel about modern and contemporary art? Do you have any favorite contemporary artists?