I quietly stole away from the family on Mother's Day afternoon for a moment of reflection.
Driving down main street of my little community, something caught my eye.
Having passed it, I looked in my rear view mirror.
Is that what I think it is?
At the next street, I turned left and doubled back.
To my surprise and delight, it was what I thought...FRAMED ART.
I parked and took my phone (aka. camera) from my purse.
Waiting to cross the street, I saw this piece straight ahead.
|Young Woman with a Violin |
(Saint Cecilia), about 1612
Orazio Gentileschi, Italian
|Bude Sands at Sunset, 1874 |
John Brett, English
|Neptune, God of the Waters (tapestry fragment), |
between 1500 and 1525,
Unknown artist, France/Netherlands
There was a map attached that showed the locations of six more pieces of art clustered in the downtown area.
I checked the battery of my phone ...low. I had to hurry.
This piece and I have history.
|The Wedding Dance, 1566 |
Pieter Bruegel the Elder,
I found a humongous poster
of it in a little shop in East
Lansing when I attended MSU.
It hung on my dorm room wall my senior year.
|The Trapper's Return, 1851 |
George Caleb Bingham, American
|Celadon and Amelia, 1793 |
William Hamilton, English
My treasure hunt lead me to these:
What a lovely Mother's Day gift!
|Seascape: Sunset, 1861 |
Martin Johnson Heade, American
|The Lily Pond, 1886 |
Charles Harry Eaton, American
|The Wreck, 1854 |
Eugene-Louis-Gabriel Isabey, French
All were provided by the Detroit Institute of Art's INSIDE OUT program that brings reproductions of great treasures into our community through the Knight Foundation.