ArtGrams: Appreciating Morris Louis

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Via Instagrammer @_samjang_ #MorrisLouis #DC

This month’s ArtGrams features Morris Louis’s large-scale painting Seal (1959). Louis, founding member of the Washington Color School, spent years working in Washington, DC. He drew inspiration from artists in The Phillips Collection including Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Arthur Dove, Mark Rothko, and Augustus Vincent Tack. Related to his Veil series, Seal was one of the first paintings by Louis to be acquired by a museum. Here are some of our favorite interactions with the work snapped by Instagrammers.

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Instagrammer @jonathanaustinart: “Checking out the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection. Best way to start my weekend. Morris Louis’s paintings.”

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We see some Louis reflections in this scarf! Shot by @rareformproperties.

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Thanks, @belleauroradesigns! “Love the @phillipscollection”

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Black top / black jeans / black paint. Photo by @dannythimm

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Cropping just the corner and putting a tinted filter over Louis’s vibrant colors casts “Seal” in a new light. Photo by @willballantynereid

 

ArtGrams: The Laib Wax Room

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Via Instagrammer @pottergriffin: “#tbt to my parents visiting the Wolfgang Laib #waxroom at the #phillipscollection this past Sunday. I think my dad is pretending to be a bee. They flew back home this morning and I miss them already.”

The Laib Wax Room has been a visitor favorite since its installment in 2013. In this month’s ArtGrams, we’re highlighting some of your creative shots of the space.

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Via Instagrammer @grandnostaflash

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Via Instagrammer @ginacrat: “Evan sniffing the beeswax room”

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Via Instagrammer @thenocallshow: “Ms. @cecilemouthon in a room made of beeswax.”

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Via Instagrammer @amperrlee: “Just casually standing in a teeny room, lined with beeswax.”

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Via Instagrammer @goholmes: “room of wax, featuring rashonda harris”

 

ArtGrams: Step Right Up

In this month’s installment of ArtGrams, Instagrammers prove there are no limits of where to find beauty. We love how so many people find great inspiration in the mixture of stark angles with soft curves in the museum’s spiral staircase in the Goh Annex. Here are some of our favorite images that capture the stairway’s distinctive design.

Remember to hashtag your Instagram photos with #PhillipsCollection or tag your location for a chance to be featured.

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Via Instagrammer @mrs_badger: “Exploring”

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Via Instagrammer @februaryrodeo

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Via Instagrammer @ljlarue: “Stairs, girl, and shoe”

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Via Instagrammer @nelizabeth

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Via Instagrammer @brendagtzll: “Phillips Collection USA’s First Museum of Modern Art”