Details at the DIA part two

Continuing yesterday’s post, here’s the second half of a dozen close-ups from the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Morris Louis 1912-1962 "Alpha-Gamma" 1961
Unknown, 300's-500's Roman jar
Ben Shahn 1898-1969 "Composition for Clarinets and Tin Horn" 1951
Unknown, about 1900, Lakota Culture, moccasin
Unknown, Bamileke Culture, 1850-1950 Elephant Society Mask
Fra Angelico, approx. 1395-1455, "Annunciatory Angel" approx. 1450

Details at the DIA, part one

I’ve always considered the Detroit Institute of Arts my museum.  I’ve been a member since I went to school at the College for Art and Design near the institute.  On a recent visit I picked out a dozen pieces, and took close up photos.  They are not necessarily my favorites, but they do all inspire me greatly.  Here are detail shots of the first six.

George Morrison 1919-2000 "New England Landscape" 1965-6
Raymond Johnson 1927-1995 "January/February" 1966
Romare Beardon 1914-1988 "Quilting Time" 1986
Henry Moore 1898-1986 "Reclining Figure" 1939
Mark Rothko 1903-1970 "Orange, Brown" 1963
Nancy Graves 1940-1995 "Variability of Similar Froms" 1970

Let’s all go the the auto show!

Something to do on a gray Detroit day
This Model A is prettiest car at the show, the third Ford to roll off the assembly line.
The drivers are getting younger every year!
I like that the Jaguar sign ended up next to the Smart car.

New cars don’t excite me that much, but I always have a good time at the show, and I love hanging out downtown.

Bad advice.

Where I stood, resting after a long day

Today I am hanging out by the fireplace, keeping warm and resting.  I earned it, yesterday was an antique radio swap meet.

This is the meet in full swing.  It’s no longer just radios.

It has become a vintage electronic meet, so you can find all sorts of vintage things.  I didn’t get much time to take pictures, but I did get to snap a few.

I managed to get photos of a couple of good friends.  This is Mike Dale.  Mike is jealous of my blue hair and needs to find an appropriate hat to compete.  I think he did a fine job this time.

This is Angela Shackleford.  She is a blast, if you’ve a few minutes, find Angela.  She’s funny and delightful.

And of course, Mark.  I don’t really get to talk to him during the meet, he’s very busy.  Here he is listening to someone explain what he needs to fix his radio.  Don’t tell Mark, but I really do enjoy these meets.  I’ve made many friends in the antique radio biz, And it’s always a delight to see them again!