Steve Martin on How He Looks at Abstract Art

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In an episode of The Way I See It published by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on December 9th, you can see the famous actor and comedian Steve Martin looking at some abstract paintings and giving his opinion on them. 

“In this episode of The Way I See It, actor and comedian Steve Martin looks at paintings by two early pioneers of American abstraction and takes us on a journey of seeing—shape and color transform into mountains, sky, and water,” the video description reads.

Martin explains how he got interested in two particular paintings among all the other impressive art that hangs in MoMA. He basically noticed two abstract paintings next to each other and thought they must “feel lonely” being “essentially minor things compared to everything else” in the museum. Click play below to hear his take on abstract art.