Summer at the Museum Part 1

Summer was also a good time to go to the museums, and the Art Institute of Chicago was always my favorite growing up in Chicago. I thought of the collection as 'mine' and got pretty bent out of shape when objects were moved. Anyway I was looking at their American collection this week and pulled out a few of the early modern works that helped me start thinking about painting as something more than mimesis.

Ivan Albright, Into the World There Came a Soul Called Ida, 1929–30

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Cross, 1929 © The Art Institute of Chicago

Joseph Stella, By-Products Plants, 1923/26, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Goldowsky in memory of Esther Goldowsky


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