Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chicago Art Photo Dump

Visited some friends for Thanksgiving in Chicago. We spent 3 hours at the Art Institute of Chicago, and also visited Millenium Park to look at Anish Kapoor's big bean. Here are some samples, I apologize that I didn't get all the names.

Detail of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georget Seurat. I was this.

The Key, an early Jackson Pollock

Ray Yoshida

Philip Guston

Piet Mondrian

Francis Picabia (hot damn! This was at least eight feet long in each direction and glowing.)

Fernand Leger

Yves Tanguy

There was this hilariously skinny Barnett Newman in one room that I just kept looking up and down and giggling. It's way more surrealist than his normal stuff, and I had to animate how I looked at it for you.

This is a composite photo of a Gerhard Richter painting. It was impossible to get the right colors to show up in one shot, so I layered a few different exposures to get it right. I suspect he wouldn't mind the slight blur.

Lastly, Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor. You wouldn't believe the crowds this piece was drawing. Everyone was all over it, even though it felt like 15 degrees outside. This is another composite to show from looking straight up into the "bean" to a horizon view.


  1. Thanks for sharing the fabulous art!

    The Old Woman

  2. 15 c is not cold at all.

  3. Also thx for posting. Luv the .gif.

  4. I knew I should have said Fahrenheit! :P

  5. The Picabia indeed rocks (as does all his work).