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Reader Pick: Love in the DMA’s Collection

February 14, 2011
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February is a month known for love. To celebrate love in the DMA’s collections, I would like you, the reader, to choose a work of art that best exemplifies love from the below objects. After selecting a work of art, leave a comment as to how you think it relates to love. Next Tuesday, I will let you know which work of art received the most votes. Let the voting begin!

Amy Wolf
Coordinator of Gallery Teaching

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Melanie Metting permalink
    February 16, 2011 2:40 pm

    I think The Reading Lesson most exemplifies love because of the action being portrayed in the painting. It is easy to exchange kisses or hugs or words of love with another person, but teaching them (about anything) is truly caring for them. It takes time, it takes effort, and it takes giving a piece of yourself away.

  2. Nicole Stutzman permalink
    February 18, 2011 12:09 pm

    Hands down for the Tulip Chair. That juicy red color and sweet curves totally represent a beautiful seat of LOVE!

  3. Ashley Bruckbauer permalink
    February 18, 2011 12:38 pm

    Vouet’s Madonna and Child…such a gorgeously tactile work, and that sweet kiss is a great represenation of love!

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