I got to see the VanGogh exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Art Wednesday, thanks to a friend who had tickets. Given the show is sold out I feel very lucky.
My husband, two friends and I drove down to Detroit in the morning, a few hours before our ticketed time to view the VanGoghs. We wanted to wander the rest of the museum first because there’s so much to see there.
We saw a lot of really interesting and pretty stuff in the couple of hours that we wandered the other galleries.
There were a lot of sculptures, many of them were Mary and child. But there were others as well.
And of course lots and lots of paintings, from different periods of time and from all over the world.
We visited one of my favorites, which turned out to be one of my friend’s favorites as well.
But we were there to see VanGogh, or Vincent as he signed his work, so I’ll show you a few of those.
Most of his famous pieces were there, but I was just as interested in those pieces I hadn’t seen before.
Some were small, in different mediums that his big oil canvases.
But of course there were a lot of large oils as well, including this one that isn’t what you think.
I loved the rows of trees in this one, they reminded me of the olive orchards in Italy. Turns out they were olive trees in France outside the hospital where he lived for a year.
I loved the faces he painted as well. I could sit and study them for hours.
But of course we had to move along, there were plenty of people waiting behind us.
The whole thing was just so much fun.
Thanks to my friend for the tickets and to both friends and husband for the good company!