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GLADIOLI

Claude Monet

It reminds me about how important nature is.

THE NUT GATHERERS

William Adolphe Bouguereau

It represents innocent, carefree days of youth. I hung the poster at home hopefully to get my daughters to fight less. I don't know if it worked on them, but it made me feel relaxed.

THE NIGHTMARE

Henry Fuseli

The demon figure stares out at the viewer as if we're the intruders. It is disturbingly beautiful.

WATSON AND THE SHARK

John Singleton Copley

It is the painting I remember the most from my childhood field trips. That and the excellent desserts at Kresge Court!

Detroit Industry, North Wall

Diego M. Rivera

My favorite thing, is to follow an art class. I am always learn new ideas about Rivera's master work. I am so proud of the DIA and what brings to Detroit.

Zephyr Dancing with Flora

Giovanni Maria Benzoni

I love this piece because of the beautiful lines of the body. The artist aspect of the softness of the human flesh is amazingly real.

SELF PORTRAIT

Vincent Willem van Gogh

VanGogh is one of my favorite painters, with his beautiful colors and energetic lines. And being so close to something that he painted is a phenomonal experience!

MELANCHOLY WOMAN

Pablo Picasso

It tells us we all have bad days and we all go throughout hard times.

MELANCHOLY WOMAN

Pablo Picasso

I've been down this week and I don't think anyone could possibly understand how I feel. Coming to the DIA always lifts me. I literally gasped at this Picasso and thought, "Someone else gets it, also."

The Thinker

Auguste Rodin

It's a fond memory, taking a minivan full of 7-year-old girls on their first trip to the DIA. I have pics of them mimicking his pose right before they jumped in the fountain on a hot, hot day.

The Lonely Pine

George Inness

They both gave me a sense of serenity and peace, and then I read the placard and realized that my experience was exactly what the artist intended.

WATSON AND THE SHARK

John Singleton Copley

The shark doesn't eat Watson.

WATSON AND THE SHARK

John Singleton Copley

I wonder what will happen to the man in the water.

THE NUT GATHERERS

William Adolphe Bouguereau

I've loved photography since I was eight years old (I'll be 60 in January) and this painting is so realistic and yet more beautiful then any photo I've ever taken.

COTOPAXI

Frederic Edwin Church

This lovely scene takes me to another world!

Detroit Industry, South Wall

Diego M. Rivera

It is so powerful and so very, very real--industry, people trying to grow and thrive.

Alphabet/Good Humor

Claes Oldenburg

It takes you awhile to figure it out what it is, but once you do, it's really really cool!

The Wedding Dance

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

It has been a favorite of mine for many years! Such an beautiful and interesting piece to look at. It seems as if there is always a new detail to be noticed.

Detroit Industry, North Wall

Diego M. Rivera

Me intereso las detalles en la que Rivera puso en la mural. El trabajo que hizo para capturar en pura los pueblos comunes en las factorias. Me intereso aprender los lugares de origen de los autos.

MELANCHOLY WOMAN

Pablo Picasso

Hasn't everyone at one time or another felt that despair and "blueness"?

THE NUT GATHERERS

William Adolphe Bouguereau

Freshman year of college, blurry eyed and late for the first class of the semester, I took my seat in the lecture hall for "Art History 1." The first slide was shown and I fell in love. Innocence was real.

Detroit Industry, North Wall

Diego M. Rivera

It's what we think of with the word Detroit. Even people who have yet to see the mural with their own eyes think of industry, workers and solidarity and pride and a thousand other things.

The White Veil

Willard Leroy Metcalf

It reminds me of the quietness and peacefulness of my youth in Minnesota.

Eve

Auguste Rodin

The first time I saw it, and each successive time, it never fails to move me. Rodin has captured such despair, such sadness in the pose of Eve being banished from the Garden. It resonates deeply.