A very smart person at the DIA decided to hand out foam cut-out hearts to visitors for the Valentine's Day weekend, with the idea that you could lay the heart in front of your most beloved artwork. Well, I'm too much in love with too many items in the DIA's collection to choose just one, so I snapped some semi-selfies of me giving my heart to just a few of my favorites.
(Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, "Evening By The Sea")
"What the Heckel I do if you won't be my Valentine?"
(self portrait woodcut by Erich Heckel)
"I've lost my head over you, Valentine!"
("Judith and Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," by Artemisia Gentileschi)
No jokes - I'm pretty sure I've touched the little sculpture "Donkey" by Renee Sintenis
every time I've visited the museum since I was in grade school. Love...
Heart Attack I
(Central American warrior figure [need to find the info on this guy...])
Heart Attack II
("Avenger" by Ernst Barlach)
Heart Attack III
("Judith" by Pollaiuolo)
"Good news - I love you!"
(Annunciation by Fra Angelico)
"The mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart."
—from Fritz Lang's Metropolis
("Terra Cotta Head" by Elizabeth Catlett)
"I can haz yr heart Valentine? Kthxbai!"
(Ancient Egyptian cat sculpture)
"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost." —Pina Bausch
("The Wedding Dance" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder)
"Stop dragon my heart around, Valentine!"
"Here's the skinny: I heart you, Valentine!"
(sculpture by Giacometti)
"I've grown accustomed to your face..."
(19th century French caricature busts)
A practical choice: Where better to keep your heart safe forever?
(Egyptian canopic jars)
"For me? II"
(sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz)
"I love you a Lot, Valentine!"
("Lot's Wife" by Kiki Smith)
"Amedeo, Amedeo / Gli Occhi tuoi / Mi anno fatto innamorare"
—Book of Love, Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)
"Dream a little dream of me..."
"I'd like to be, under the sea..."
(marionettes from the puppet collection)
How would I manage without you, Valentine?
("One Minute Managers" by Haim Steinbach)
"I'm falling for you, Valentine!"
("Nocturne in Black and Gold — The Falling Rocket" by James McNeil Whistler)
("Detroit Industry" by Diego Rivera)