On Sunday we went to the DMA for the last day of Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, featuring a series of oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors done by German artist George Grosz. I really enjoyed the exhibit. It was interesting to learn about Grosz's life and what led him to Dallas.
The three different galleries featured Grosz's time in Germany, New York, and Dallas. I found the first two galleries extremely intriguing and fascinating, but dark. I spent the majority of my time in the Dallas gallery, scanning each piece for my favorite downtown landmarks. Oddly, my favorite painting was entitled "Cattle" (which is pictured below). As rudimentary as this sounds, I thought it was pretty - it was an example of how I imagined Dallas in the fifties, cattle ranches surrounding a booming city. I also enjoyed the historic photos of Dallas and Grosz's interpretation. I left the exhibit with a new knowledge and perspective of Dallas.
If you missed it, The exhibition is featured in the Dallas Museum of Art's first e-catalog! Click here to download it on your iPad or computer. It's an interesting read. Enjoy!