|Lorette with Cup of Coffee; Henri Matisse|
While I didn't get to see everything I wanted during my recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, and the van Gogh exhibit was so crowded that I got claustrophobic and escaped without seeing most of it, I have some pieces from elsewhere in the museum that I want to share. But first, let me share my mola dress, that I made! My camera was missing for a day, so I had to rely on what pics I could get others to take of me.
Now, back to my visit to the art museum... I was sure this pic below was going to say it was by Andre Derain. But I was wrong. Nevertheless, I love, love the colors!
|House at Chatou; Maurice de Vlaminck|
And I was fooled again by these two paintings. I was guessing maybe Kandinsky. I don't think I realized that Braque ever painted with such lively colors!
|Landscape at L'Estaque; Georges Braque|
|Antwerp; Georges Braque|
These below, however, WERE painted by Kandinsky, who has forever been another of my personal favorites.
|Landscape with Two Poplars; Vasily Kandinsky|
|Painting with Troika; Vasily Kandinsky|
I was tickled to discover that this lovely painting with a complementary color scheme had been painted by a woman, and she was American!
|Landscape; Marguerite Thompson Zorach|
And another Matisse I've never seen before. This painting is so expressive; I am smitten.
|Woman before an Aquarium; Henri Matisse|
And this has a Matisse-ness to it, but it is NOT a Matisse.
|Summer; William Zorach|
Here, I might have guessed Manet, and of course I was wrong again... Instead, it's painted by another American woman!
|Shoe Shop; Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones|
Another that reminds me of Manet...
|At Mouquins; William Glackens|
|Love of Winter; George Wesley Bellows|
|The Palisades; George Wesley Bellows|
|The Banquet; Rene Magritte|
This painting below was also alive with rich warm colors and movement. I can hear the music playing!!
|Nightlife; Archibald J. Motley, Jr.|
And look at this fun Lichtenstein painting!
|Woman III; Roy Lichtenstein|
I love this painting below because it just "feels" like the Maine coastline, which is probably what Marin was interpreting in this artwork.
|Movement: Boats and Objects, Blue Gray Sea; John Marin|
I hope you've enjoyed this little museum tour, without having to leave home!