Art Stroll: The Art Institute of Chicago

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Disclaimer: This post includes artwork with abstract or not so abstract nudity – it is not called Sodom and Gomorrah – it is called ART . If you have a problem with art, all I can say ” so sorry for you!” . Don’t email me to complain, don’t visit my blog anymore because I might post things like this again and, farewell!

A couple of weeks ago I met two of my old friends in Chicago for a girl’s weekend. It was wonderful and a long due time together. And not only did I get to spend time with good friends …we also sneaked an Art Stroll in and went to the Art Institute of Chicago. I had visited the Art Institute a couple years ago but somehow forgot that the museum is mooohasive. So here is just a couple of the things that I was able to see and that caught my eyes :)

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Roy Lichtenstein, George Washington- 1962 – an early Lichtenstein  – I love seeing how he developed from there.

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Jasper Johns, Numbers – 2005 – the texture makes me swoon – and I love that Jasper Johns repeated his known design in white bronze. He says “I like to repeat an image in another medium to observe the play between the two”

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Another Jasper Johns – False Start – 1959 – which I have only seen in books so far – stunning!

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Joan Miró, The Kerosine Lamp – 1924 – love the lines and the little clues and marks

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This Miró – Two Personages in Love with a Woman – 1936 – made me smile !

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And another Miró – Portrait of Juanita Obrador – 1918 – all three paintings not in chronological order here- are so different and it is interesting to see how Miró changed his style throughout the years.

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Ohhh Jean Dubuffet – you make me happy! It is as if his visual idea of “Supervielle, Large Banner Portrait” – 1945 – was processed through his body and then came unrefined through his hands onto this canvas !

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Georges Braque, Ajax – 1949-1954 – I love the int of color, the line work and the figure. It is a painting I would have not associated with him.

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I am always excited when I see a Max Ernst Painting- his texture work is just unreal ! This appears 3 dimensional but is all painted – The Blue Forest , 1925.

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And this painting by Max Ernst made me smile  – well more the title actually – Human Figure with Two Birds – 1925 and 1929 .

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Max Beckmann – Self Portrait – 1937 – I am always fascinated by Max Beckmann’s hands.

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Pablo Picasso – The Red Armchair – 1931 – Love the colors and it totally reminded me of his “Girl before a Mirror” painting at MoMA – alas – no wonder – it is the same mistress Marie Therese in both paintings.

I also took a peak at the Hiratsuka Un’ichi Print Exhibition

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Girl with Calico Patterned Background -1948 – Woodblock Print. The details-the patterns – swoon!

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Angel Dreaming Room – 1971 – Woodblock Print.

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Kingfisher – 1928 – Woodcut Print

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I did not take note of the name of this one -but I love it so much – I had to include it.

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Mount Aso in Kyushu, 1935 – Color woodblock print – amazing – look a the cloud- it has texture and all those different colors – beautiful!

That was it from the Art Institute in Chicago Art Stroll. I really enjoyed being there – I saw so much more but it was such an overload – I hope to come back soon and revisit some areas more leisurely. Hope you enjoyed the stroll! More coming soon :)

Comments (4)

  • Barb J

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    Thanks for sharing these priceless pieces of art.

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  • Gayle

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    I absolutely love your disclaimer!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      :) Thanks Gayle- unfortunately it has become necessary due to emails or comments regarding showing art containing nudity or swear words

      Reply

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