Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gallery Exhibition Review (DIA)

I visited the Detroit Institute of Art (The Modern Section). There was a huge exhibition of objects there. The design of the exhibition was such that there were several objects available there. These were mostly French frescos and cameos. These had been framed. The exhibition included only Modern art from France. There were several exhibits. I was enamored by particularly a few of those. Those chosen murals and cameos have been analyzed here (DIA).

The first exhibit was two vases of glass circa 1925. The first one was titled Grasshoppers. The second one was titled Vase. The Grasshopper had several grasshoppers molded onto the vase. The vase was huge. The Vase had several green leaves. This vase was also huge.

The second exhibit was a painting by Henri Matisse circa 1916. It was oil on canvas. The painting depicts a room. The room has an armchair, a center table with a vase of flowers on it, a dustbin, a chair, a carpet, and a hanger in the background with shirts hung on the hanger. The color theme is all teal. On the contrary, the furniture has been painted wooden brown. The theme depicts a Danish household which is currently empty as the residents have gone outside of the home.

The third exhibit depicted the Bronze Age of art. The first statue is that of a Crouching Female. This is circa 1900. She is scratching her left arm with her big nails. The second mural is a Seated Nude. This mural is circa 1930. This mural depicts a naked whore who is chastising her customers. The third mural is that of another Seated Female Nude. This is circa 1929. This one is a slightly older woman sitting buck naked on the floor waiting to be summoned by a potential client.

The forth exhibit is a wooden cameo. This has been titled Cat. This depicts a real crouching cat with its tail swung upwards. The wooden cameo has been polished and varnished. The theme is to depict the life of a model femme.

The fifth exhibit is basically a poster that depicts the phenomenon of the School of Paris and a painting by Henri Matisse. Before the Second World War, artists from around the world started to converge in Paris to work for the art. This led to the development of a common city of artists who shared their visions for the art as well as their forms and styles of art. Hence, the phenomenon came to be called as the School of Paris which taught the artists from around the world in its brasseries. One famous artist from the time is the painter Henri Matisse who painted natural beauty. He, thus, became a rival of Picasso working in Italy. However, they both had different turfs as Picasso only painted abstract work.
The exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Art was a sheer success. It depicted several works of art from the French modern culture. It was sheer beauty and success as the objects selected for exhibition were all marvelous and real works of art and beauty. These were also disparate and represented the modern age of art in France. All the works had been gifted to the museum by their previous owners. All the pieces were actually masterpieces of art that were all flawless.

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