Archive for March 2016

Pope Francis' favorite painting, Chagall's White Crucifixion, returns to The Art Institute of Chicago

<a href="">Chagall Homecoming</a> in Gallery 395 of the Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago
Pope Francis’ favorite painting, Chagall’s White Crucifixion, returns to The Art Institute of Chicago.  I learned all this through social media so I planned my visit to the museum. Chagall is known for his use of color, but the White Crucifixion is nearly devoid of color.  Small areas of the painting have some color, but... Read more »

Coloring the Van Gogh bedroom

I purchased this coloring book at The Art Institute of Chicago.  However you can purchase similar books at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
After attending the exhibit of Van Gogh’s Bedrooms at The Art Institute of Chicago, I’ve become a bit obsessed with the museum itself and Van Gogh’s works.  As a life-long Chicago resident, the exhibit prompted me to become a member of the museum and I’m so glad I did! My new obsession brought me to... Read more »

Signs of Catholicism in the Thorne Miniature Rooms at The Art Institute

A little bit about the gallery:  The 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms enable one to glimpse elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these fascinating models were conceived by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago and constructed between 1932 and 1940 by master craftsmen according to her specifications. - From The Art Institute's web site
Not too long ago, I wrote about how I found God in Van Gogh’s bedrooms at The Art Institute.  My friend and I had such a good time that we planned another visit.  This time we went to see the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  These beautiful little rooms had us searching for the tiniest details.  Sometimes we... Read more »