Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Visit to the DMA

The Dallas Museum of Art that is.  A Dallasite (made that up) friend that had NEVER gone to the Dallas Museum of Art suggested we go for a visit this week.  Today was the day.  It's a good time of the year to do inside activities in Texas.  My car said the temperature was 108 degrees this afternoon.  Good grief that's ridiculous.  I took a few pictures, of course, some were just okay and I didn't get information on everything.  The museum is great and definitely a must see.  

We began our day at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

This piece depicts Jews as they were being shipped by train to concentration camps. 
Very sobering sculpture.  

We went into the DMA cafe for lunch.  There is a beautiful Dale Chihuly display in the café.  

There is a large display called the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection.  The Reves donated many pieces of their collection which had also been the collection of Coco Chanel.  They had purchased the home, La Pausa, including the furniture and art from Coco.  Emery collected art and had several collections confiscated by the Nazi's during WWII.  This collection had so many originals from famous artists that it was unbelievable.  The display is constructed much like the French house.  The furniture was beautiful.  
This is Bougival by de Vlaminck
It is in the Fauvism style.  Here's a little more information about this piece.
A section of the above painting.

 These are the paints of Winston Churchill and below is one of five paintings that he gave the Reves.  
 Vase of Red Tulips
Winston Churchill
Incredible carving on a gilt frame. 
 a portion of 
River Bank in Springtime by Vincent van Gogh 
This one really reminded me of Sakura season in Japan.
 A small portion of Apple Harvest by Camille Pissarro
These two above are just portions of paintings using Pointillism.  
 Fishing Boats at L'Estaque by André Derain

If you are ever visiting, take the time to see the Dallas Museum of Art. It is located in the Dallas Arts District which also holds the Symphony Center, Opera House, and theaters.  When is the last time you went to an art museum?

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