Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Art Institute of Chicago part 2

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
Self-Portrait, 1887

A few years ago I was on a cross country drive from Baltimore to San Diego and stopped in Chicago for a few days along the way.The Art Institute of Chicago is a world famous museum and one of the top ten major museums in America. I had one hour to run thru this world famous museum. I ended up missing the American collection of art but I did see the European collection.

Today we are exploring European painting and sculpture & decorative arts. The museums collection is considered one of the finest in the world. The collection of European painting contains more than 3,500 works dating from the 12th through the mid-20th century. Holdings include a rare group of 15th-century Spanish, Italian and Northern European paintings, highlights of European sculpture, and an important selection of 17th- and 18th-century paintings. Major Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works and classic Modern works are among its most significant holdings.

Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
Adam, modeled c. 1881

Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
Adam, modeled c. 1881

Cabinetmaker: attributed to Jean-Pierre Latz, c. 1691-1754
France Clockworkmaker: Francis Bayley, 18th century
Belgium Wall Clock, 1735/40

Jacques Dubois, c.1693-1763
France, Paris
Writing Desk (Secretaire en pente), c. 1745/49

Austrian, Vienna
Fall-Front Desk, 1810/12

Austrian, Vienna
Armchair, 1820/25

German, Berlin
Table, c. 1800

Designer: Filippo Pelagio Palagi, 1775-1860
Cabinetmaker: Gabrielle Cappello, 1900/1925
Designer: Carlo Chivasse
Side Chair (one of a pair), c. 1835

Made by Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris, under the direction of Veuve Duvinage, active 1874-1882Work Table, c. 1880

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French, 1841-1919
Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg), 1879

Pierre-Auguste Renoir French, 1841-1919
Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881

Georges Seurat French, 1859-1891
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884, 1884-86

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French, 1864-1901
At the Moulin Rouge, 1892/95

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
Self-Portrait, 1887

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
The Bedroom, 1889

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Water Lily Pond, 1900

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848-1903
The Ancestors of Tehamana OR Tehamana Has Many Parents (Merahi metua no Tehamana), 1893

François Boucher
French, 1703–1770 Are They Thinking about the Grape? (Pensent-ils au raisin?), 1747

Jean Léon Gérôme
French, 1824-1904
Portrait of a Woman, 1851

William Adolphe Bouguereau
French, 1825-1905
The Bathers, 1884

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904
Édouard Manet, 1867


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