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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online.

The general public saw Cubist artworks for the first time at that annual exhibition in Paris, what are your reactions to these paintings and sculpture nearly a century later? What was your favorite gallery in the exhibition and why? Which works of art impressed you the most and the least?

The Photos of the period surprised and enchanted me. My favorite gallery was the one with the Dechamps- I missed the color prior to that. I think the Salon Cubists realized that use of color could make the style more eye catching and eye pleasing.That room was alive with motion and color.

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Ladylove - 4.20.2010 - 1:11 PM
These works of Art made me appreciate imperfections and unclear visual perspectives.

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Daniel - 4.20.2010 - 1:08 PM
I enjoyed the photographs even more than the various pieces of art. They helped make a connection with some of the artists in the exhibition.

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Michael - 4.20.2010 - 12:53 PM
I am very glad to be able to see this exhibit. It was amazing. Truely Amazing. Art has never really appealed to me until now. It has left some great memories for me to enjoy the rest of my life. Thank you Philadelphia Art Museum. Thank you.

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Tyler - 4.20.2010 - 11:49 AM
J'aime le musee et l'art c'est magnifique!

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Maxime DuPont - 4.20.2010 - 11:45 AM
it was totally awesome dude brooo =]

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africa - 4.20.2010 - 11:43 AM
l'exhibite est tres interessant et formidable. Malheuresement il y avait trop de personnes et nous n'avons pas vu les tableaux. Merci!

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Joelle et Chantal - 4.20.2010 - 11:34 AM
I had seen cubist paintings, but had never fully realized they were essentially an attempt to see an object from several different perspectives at the same instant. It was fascinating to take the tour and have the critics make sense of not only what each artist was creating, but how they influenced one another. I found the concept that the art world had been influenced by science--that science was the factor that inspired the cubists to do what they were doing--most fascinating. No discipline is an island, a fact of history too rarely focused on in modern, overly specialized and focused higher education.

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John Baxter - 4.20.2010 - 9:35 AM
the works on display were very enjoyable to see. the posted narratives were informative to read and led to a fuller appreciation of each artist's work. the stuffy old man on the audio tour seemed to be talking down his nose to the listener. i know i am not as well versed in this area as others, but please don't talk down to me. when i realized that so many pieces on display were in the museum's collections i wondered why the cost of the exhibit was as expensive as previous exhibits that brought in works from museums far and wide. i also wondered why the museum did not schedule this special exhibition over a longer period of time so that the crowds could be reduced. it is difficult to enjoy art, music, etc. when you are huddled in a crowd. i hope the museum does a better job in the upcoming renoir exhibit.

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joe fox - 4.19.2010 - 9:22 PM
That said...see below, as I look at the major contributors to the Renoir exhibit, and the work posted, I would certainly hope the museum would not charge $24 to see a collection of its own paintings that we can see at any time. I agree with DA...when the audio tour contributors would begin to editorialize and give their personal opinions, I would click them off. "Just the facts, mam"

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Roxanne - 4.19.2010 - 4:17 PM

I'm a member, attend the museum frequently, and appreciation this fine collection. However, I felt that this exhibition was contrived and lacked focus, a feeling fed by the frequent use of subjective interpretation in the audio tour.

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DA - 4.19.2010 - 4:12 PM
I very much appreciated the flow of the exhibit. Seeing the work of his contemporaries and the perspective in historical context was especially poignant since I brought my college student daughter...who remarked about understanding his work in the light of those factors. I loved learning more about his contemporaries. I disagree with the almighty NY Times that the marketing was askew. It marketed what it gave, Picasso and the Avant Garde in Paris.

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Roxanne - 4.19.2010 - 4:05 PM
For a timed visit, we thought it was poorly handled with great mobs of people packing the exhibition halls, people in uniform who were uninformed (in general about the Museum and in particular about the exhibit) and seemed to have no experience in handling the crowds. Since our guests were handicapped, we left after an half-hour or so. In the five or so years we've been in Philadelphia again, our experiences at the Museum have not been gratifying, and compare unfavorably with the Met, Moma, Nat'l Gallery of Art, Art Institute and the St. Louis Art Museum, all of which we visit.

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Jonathan Kleinbard - 4.19.2010 - 3:47 PM
For a timed visit, we thought it was poorly handled with great mobs of people packing the exhibition halls, people in uniform who were uninformed (in general about the Museum and in particular about the exhibit) and seemed to have no experience in handling the crowds. Since our guests were handicapped, we left after an half-hour. In the five or so years we've been in Philadelphia again, our experiences at the Museum have not been gratifying, and compare unfavorably with the Met, Moma, Nat'l Gallery of Art, Art Institute and the St. Louis Art Museum, all of which we visit.

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Jonathan Kleinbard - 4.19.2010 - 3:46 PM
IT IS A GREAT EXHIBIT. EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE AND ENLIGHTENING. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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AAA - 4.18.2010 - 6:22 PM
CLASSIC PERFECTION.

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FAMA - 4.18.2010 - 6:22 PM
IT WAS VERY MOVING...GREAT!!

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AMA - 4.18.2010 - 6:09 PM
It Was QUITE .

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lULU gUADALUPE Sharazzz!! - 4.18.2010 - 6:02 PM
my feet hurt....

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Jorge - 4.18.2010 - 6:02 PM
I found the Picasso paintings to be moving and quite a reflection upon one's inner perspective.

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Phil and Jessica - 4.18.2010 - 5:39 PM

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