Open Mic Friday! you talk: favorite visual art

Happy first Friday of 2012, fabulous friends, and welcome to the Open Mic! If you’ve never stopped by before, we’re so glad you’re here and we look forward to meeting you in the comments!

I realized this morning to my surprise that although we’ve talked about books and music here, we haven’t given much time to visual art. How did this happen?! It’s my handicap, of course; I have an odd relationship to museums and to capital-A Art in general. Nevertheless, I have my loves… and I know you do too.

Please share a piece of visual art that amazes, provokes, or moves you. It doesn’t have to be highbrow or even famous, and if you’re having trouble choosing among the hundreds, relax — give us two or three, and we’ll assume these are only samples among the countless. 🙂 Here are mine:

Chiura Obata: Dawn, Knights Ferry, Stanislaus County (1930)

Chiura Obata: Dawn, Knights Ferry, Stanislaus County (1930)

René Magritte, L'Empire des lumières (Empire of Light), 1953-54.

René Magritte, L'Empire des lumières (Empire of Light), 1953-54.

Can’t wait to see yours in the comments! Happy weekend!

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