Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Detroit Institue of Arts
Kevin and I had a great time at the DIA. My favorite work was the gigantic mural by Diego Rivera. I love to imagine him and Frida Kahlo hanging out in Detroit back in the day. Architect Henry Sheply had a different view on my favorite work saying,
"Unfortunately, the Board of Trustees, in a misguided moment, employed Diego Rivera, the Mexican artist, to execute a series of murals on the walls of the garden. These are harsh in color, scale and composition. They were designed without the slightest thought given to the delicate architecture and ornament. They are quite simply a travesty in the name of art."
Well, everyone has their own opinion.