Saturday, August 19, 2017

Art Institute, Chicago, A Brief Tour

Walking towards the facade of the Art Institute with its iconic lions last Saturday morning.
Famous painting: "Paris Street; Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte.

Even more famous: "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat
Renoir: "Fruits of the Midi." I love the eggplant and peppers in this still life.
Special exhibit: "Gauguin, Artist as Alchemist." A fabulous collection of his art, including works in wood, ceramics, oil,
and other media. His works from Paris, Brittany, Provence, and the South Pacific were all included.

Ceramic vase in the foreground, and a painting of the same vase on the wall. The exhibit had a number of illustrative examples of how Gauguin often explored the same image in multiple media.

The Art Institute seen from the Willis Tower, 103 stories up and at least 1/2 mile away.
Souvenirs: a magnet of the lions out front, and a magnet of one of the
paintings from the Gauguin exhibit.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

LOVE this spot. Looks like you were seeing wonderful things! Haven't been in ages.