Des Moines, for all of its boringness, actually has some interesting stuff tucked here and there. We decided to check out the Des Moines Art Center
|If only it would have been summer when we went|
|Merci Google for above and below!|
This is a Georgia O'Keeffe we particularly enjoyed. It's an abstract, Cubist, deconstruction of wind blowing over a lake. I read the plaque to get all of that :) We just liked the bold colors and lines, lol
This guy is made from corrugated metal roofing, the stuff you see on farm sheds. Apparently he's a staple of the collection.
He was the last piece of their temporary exhibit "Bad Dreams" and I like this context. He reminds of the horses the Nazgul or the Headless Horseman would ride.
These guys made me laugh.
It's titled "Animal Pyramid" and I love the balance of traditional animal forms
with the overall whimsical feel.
I was totally thinking of Fantasia while looking at this and "Le Carnaval des Animaux" by Saint-Saens was playing in my head.
Oh yes, I just got cultural on you. Amazing what side disciplines you pick up when you study literature :)
|Working on my photo skills for the above three ...|
Overall, I recommend the museum for casual and serious art lovers alike. It does have an emphasis on modern art, so you may raise your eyebrow quizzically from time to time, but I feel it's good to have your perspective challenged.
Question of the Day: What free (or dirt cheap) entertainment would you recommend for your area?