House I // Roy Lichtenstein // fabricated & painted aluminum // 1996, fabricated 1998 // 115 x 176 x 52 in
In the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is a brightly colored house, “House I.” Well, a façade of a house. Created by Roy Lichtenstein and painted in primary colors (yellow, red and blue) and white, this house resembles his famous comic book style paintings. “House I” appears to be slanted, about to be blown down in the slightest gust of wind. This illusion plays with visitor’s perspective in a playful and engaging manner.
With a breathtaking view of the Oresund Sound, the Louisiana Museum of Art is worth the visit. Upon entering the grounds you can decide if you would like to enter the museum or wander through the sculpture park. However, these two decisions are not mutually exclusive. The glass walls of the museum allow you to see the sculptures outside when you are in the museum and if you are outside, you can view the paintings hanging on the wall. The museum incorporates nature in a minimalistic fashion that elegantly showcases Danish architectural styles.
Reclining Figure No. 5 (Seagram) // Henry Moore // 1963-1964
Phases of Nothingness // Nobu Sekine // 1970
The Gate in the Gorge // Richard Serra // 1986
Almost Snow Plow (L) // 1964-1976 & Nervures Minces (R) // 1983 // Alexander Calder