Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Art Institute of Chicago

I went to the art institute today! I just got back. I dragged my whole family there, even the teenage boys who profess to care so little for art! It was glorious for my soul!!!
Of course the AIC has a huge collection of impressionist art. It is so cool to see really famous works in real life. I loved these 2:

And there is a wall of Cezanne which I just couldn't stop looking at. Why is Cezanne so emotional for me? I'm not sure, but looking at his paintings evokes emotion from me every time!

But one artist I have overlooked in the past is Pissaro. His work is huge and requires a few steps back to really see. Breathtaking.

We really had fun looking at the modern art. Aidan(15 yrs old) does not think Piet Mondrian belongs in any art museum! But his interpretation of Salvadore Dali's Eternity was really astute. Oh we had fun! fun!


michelle said...

Oh, I am so jealous you got to see such beautiful pieces in person! It does sound like a fun day!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Would love the see all that wonderful art in person.

Lauren Alexander said...

Wow--I would have loved to see that first Renoir you posted. My grandma had a huge print of it in her living room. When I was little, I thought it was of my sister.

I'm so jealous!

Folk Art said...

These paintings are awesome. It must be a great experience seeing the paintings for real. I will definitely visit the AIC. Thanks for sharing the images. It was nice going through them.

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Oh, I love Impressionist paintings. I'm glad you have a good time. There's nothing like looking at works of art!

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

What a fun and inspiring trip!! Glad you took the kids!! Thank you for sharing such wonderful works with us!! ~~Trudy~~