My treat

Red Sun_DoveTaken with my phone, this is the large wall “mural” before going into the galleries. The actual painting, Red Sun by Arthur G. Dove, is only 20.25 x 28 inches, but I love the large mural size. It really makes a statement.

Early Thursday morning, I got to do one of every woman’s favorite things—get the annual mammogram. Afterwards I treated myself to a museum visit to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Although there are many galleries of great American art to see, I went to see the special exhibit, To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection. I took lots of notes of pieces that I wanted to look up later. Amazingly, everything is on the Phillips Collection website! Don’t we live in an amazing world!

Having seen the Diebenkorn Ocean Park Series exhibit a year ago, it was very interesting to me to see the earlier work on the right RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922–1993) Girl with Plant, 1960) along with the painting on the left (RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922–1993) Ocean Park No. 38, 1971). The Ocean Park painting was done about 11 years after the girl, but you can see the forms taking shape in the earlier painting. Short bio of Diebenkorn here and the Google images page here.

There’s much more, but I need some time to absorb and do a little research. What a treat this was! Why don’t I get out more often and visit exhibits? I feel inspired!

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