Early in 2009, there was an exhibit
of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
(owned by local Minneapolis collectors.) For the most part, I found the exhibit okay, but the idea of celebrating the wealthy was as distasteful as citrus after brushing your teeth. Out of that revelry for the rich and their possessions, I came to admire a brilliant example of expressionistic realism.
Last week I was surprised to find out the MIA purchased the painting in the exhibit that I felt was the best in show. And here I believed that I would never see it again.
“Farm among hills, Giverny”
Oil on canvas
“I must beware of the photo, get what I can of it and then go.”
oh, the exhibit was titled “Nobel Dreams & Simple Pleasures…”
…wow what jerks.