Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chicago


It has been such a whirlwind past 3 weeks! I am glad to be home for awhile. I just returned from a 4 day trip to Chicago, I am in love with this city! This was my first visit and I know it will not be my last. I love the architect of the buildings, the mix of the old and the new.





John Hancock Building

 I visited the Chicago Art Institute and was amazed at all the wonderful works of art .My favorites were the European paintings, considered one of the finest collections in the world. I favor Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Renoir being one of my favorites.


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

 Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Bordighera, 1884

 Georges Seurat
French, 1859-1891
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884, 1884-86
 
 Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890
Self-Portrait, 1887

 Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Water Lilies, 1906

 American Art 1900-1955

 Edward Hopper
American, 1882-1967
Nighthawks, 1942
 
 Mary Cassatt
American, 1844-1926
The Child's Bath, 1893
 
 Grant Wood
American, 1891-1942

American Gothic, 1930

 

Millennium park was another great place to visit with its one of a kind "Cloud Gate" sculpture. The 110- ton elliptical sculpture is forged of seamless polished stainless steel which reflects the city's famous skyline.








...And lastly a visit to the Shedd Aquarium  


Today I need to get back to work, I have to finish pricing and get ready for a two day show this weekend. Hope everyone is well, have a great day!

7 comments:

  1. looks a great and inspiring trip Judy! Love your photos!

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  2. Your trip to Chicago sounds wonderful. I have yet to visit however it is on my destination list. Happy selling this weekend...

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  3. Great photos of a city I've never been to either! I've been wanting to go though! Good luck with your show!

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  4. Sounds like you had a great trip. Nice pictures, some of my favorite artists, too!

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  5. Awesome photos! Cloud gate looks fascinating. And I love the bracelet from your last post!

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  6. Oh man!!! I wish I'd have known you were in the windy city-I would have made a trip in to see you xD

    Regardless, I'm thrilled that you made the most of your trip and you had a wonderful time!

    I LOVE all your pictures :)

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