While visiting family up in Michigan, this past July, we took a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Art Museum (DIA). I took lots of photos on my handy cell phone so I could relive the day later. I hadn't been to a really good art museum in YEARS, so was in heaven for the day. Later, when I reviewed my pictures, all of them on my phone, I noticed a pattern. The pictures I took at the museum, in The City, had similar compositions to other photos on my phone that I had taken in and around where I live, namely The Country. And so I bring you my personal Smart Phone Retrospective of Art as seen through a former city dweller, now imbedded in the country. Art is what you make it, not where.
Above is a room in the modern wing of the DIA with art by various artists.
And below, unassuming yard art as found next to a barn in Levasy, Missouri.
Below, a mural by Diego Rivera. It's been one of my favorite installments since first seeing it as a kid on a class trip.
I highly recommend the on-line virtual tour of the mural.
And apparently I am still fascinated by "industrial art", because here's my view of a grain elevator in Kansas City, Kansas.
Now a collage assemblage piece by Raymond Johnson (American 1927-'95).
Which has its country inspiration, photographed in Levasy, Missouri.
(You will be wanting to visit Levasy- it's chock full of "art" in a bucolic setting!)
Finally, an abstract print by Fernand Leger.
I love his color and design sense.
And here's my daughter, Victoria, playing with collage self portraiture.
I love her design sense too.
This is not Photoshopped. She is holding a magazine clipping up to her face.
My china cabinet in the background adds an architectural element a la America Gothic by Grant Wood. (Internet photo below)
But now I digress, because American Gothic is housed in Chicago, which is another trip. ha!
Thank you for visiting my exhibit.
Please be sure to sign my guest book and leave a comment on your way out. ;)