This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge- Angular. The picture I posted here is the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which I visited last month. The museum was designed by the American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry.
From the Museum’s website:
“Hailed as the most important structure of its time when it opened in 1997, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has changed the way people think about museums and continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art, architecture, and collecting.”
Here’s a closer view of part of the Museum structure. The museum primarily collects modern and contemporary art. The flower “Puppy” by Jeff Koons (an American artist) is right there in front of the museum! I will write another post on Puppy and the collections in the museum.
My impression about this architectural masterpiece? I think it started a new wave in architectural design. Most of his works seem t o be along a similar theme. I have only seen the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The Opus ( a luxury residence) he designed in Hong Kong was said to have few residents, but I might be outdated. I just heard that the new Face Book campus will also be designed by Frank Gehry! We will wait and see!