Several weeks have passed since I returned from Mexico, and I told you that I had several more posts to publish about that trip. Well, I better get on that, because before you know it, in just 15 days, I will be returning to Mexico!
We left off at the Soumaya Museum, built by Carlos Slim, the richest man in Mexico, to house his art collection.
You may remember that I was rather critical of the collection and the way it is presented. It has been said that Slim's collection puts quantity over quality, and that the museum contains a lot of second rate art by first rate artists. With his vast fortune he could have acquired a collection of masterpieces. Instead he looked for bargains. Why buy one superb Van Gogh, when you can get a couple lesser works by the same artist for less money?
Continuing down the circular ramp, the next gallery is devoted to European art "from Impressionism to the Avant Garde". These landscapes by Monet and Renoir are nice, but not representative of their best work...