Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dayton Art Institute - Part 4

 Now we'll visit the courtyard ...

Cast of the Venus de Milo- early 20th century

Modern copy of the Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs - early 20th century

 A view of a section of the roof from the courtyard (called the Hale Cloister). I love the tile shingles.

 Tom enjoys the fountain. Luckily, the weather has been warm and the water is still flowing. I imagine this will soon be turned off for winter.
 Now, back inside ...

Relief of Noble and his Wife Iny - 1210-1162 B.C.
Egyptian - New Kingdom - 18th-19th Dynasty

Saint Sebastian - c. 1700
Paolo Pagani

Henry - 8th Lord Arundell of Wardour - c. 1723-1792
Sir Joshua Reynolds

 Imagine painting silk with its natural sheen as shown above.

Study Heads of an Old Man - 1612
Peter Paul Rubens

 I think this was the most impressive painting I saw while at the DAI, The detail is amazing. It was actually stunning to look at this man after four hundred years. Immortality!

Portrait of Daniel Nijs - c. 1812-1815
Peter Paul Rubens

The Feast of Achelous - c. 1610-1620
Jan Brueghel the Younger
Hendrick van Balen

Apparently one could either dress up for dinner ... or arrive naked? Maybe it was simply an informal meal.

I was impressed by the detail given the dog (ours sat at the table just like this). Here's a close-up ...

 Tom admires some larger-than-life art.

 Our time was up so we left for lunch and a couple of other stops that were on our schedule. I believe the DAI has another floor (basement?) but it's something we'll have to check out some time in the future.
 I have to say, for a smaller city, Dayton has an art museum the rivals the best of them. What a wonderful day this was.

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  1. Thank you for a great tour of the Dayton Art Institute! Such Beautiful Paintings! I will never be able to visit there but you made it possible for me!

  2. My pleasure, David. I'm pleased to be able to guide the tour!

  3. My pleasure, David. I'm pleased to be able to guide the tour!