In Your Dreams
At the Detroit Institute of Arts
The DIA is currently hosting a fascinating exhibit titled: In Your Dreams. The unusual collection consists of 120 prints of European and American origin. Most of the images are done in black and white. The intricacies of the images are astounding. Scary and weird is how the images can be best described, very appropriate for the Halloween season.
Five Hundred years of Imaginary Prints are represented in this unique exposition. They include some of the most frightening and eerie things you can imagine. Some prints are from the DIA collection and some are done by artists from other parts of the world. The Artists include Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Albrecht Durer, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall.
The artists’ imaginations run wild in these scary renderings. The Four Horsemen by Durer represent conquest, war, famine, and death. A Way of Flying by Francisco Goya c.1816 is done with etching and dry point. The details are amazing. Giovanni Battista Piranesi has a large collection of prison like drawings as illustrated in the Drawbridge.
The museum provides magnifying glasses so that the fine points of the works can be seen clearly.
The exhibit will be on display from September 8, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Museum hours are 10 a.m-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Saturdays