Fall 2002
Volume 5
Number 1

Painting, Tears, Lights, and Seats

John Walsh
Richard Meier installation irony theater opera gaze of the viewer presentness John Walsh art museums September 11th 9/11 The Museum of Modern Art Robert Storr effect of art original works of art Rembrandt The Abduction of Europa viewer Raft of the Medusa Gericault Florentine Gianfranco Susini small paintings movement distraction distraction in museums James Elkins Pictures and Tears: A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings crying in museums crying in front of paintings Stendhal Syndrome Graziella Magherini ecstasy tourists tourism visual literacy Caspar David Friedrich grace crying cry post-modern detachment not crying emotions intimacy in love with a painting Philip Fisher cosmopolitan engulfment absorption Impressionist paintings perambulation linearity of the art museum Guggenheim art museum architecture observer University Art Museum in Berkeley High Museum in Atlanta spiral stair Charles de Gaulle airport Pompidou Center escalators Hyatt Hotels John Portman Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart James Stirling East Wind of the National Gallery I.M. Pei Cesar Pelli traffic noise Tate Modern entertainment crowds bustle lighting Bertel Thorwaldsen Friedrich museum lighting curate British Art Center at Yale Louis Kahn Renzo Piano Menial Collection galleries Benjamin West Agnew’s gallery on Bond Street German model art history Richard Wagner attention attentive escalier d’honneur Bayreuth Vierzehnheiligen mysticher Abgrund sight and sound James Whistler Rothko sequential progression narrative narrative structure South Kensington museum Victoria and Albert Museum Benjamin Ives Gilman Museum Ideals of Purpose and Method visual menu wallpaper internet activity comfort gallery seating museum attendance happiness feeling complete