Friday, December 5, 2008

Highlights from the Art Institute

Two  lions stand guard at the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago. I loved the way the morning sun was shining on one of the statues. 
 I spent my last day in Chicago exploring a small part of their vast collection.  Special exhibition on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Art and Photography of Paris was celebrating the centenary of the birth of the famous photographer.   Drawn to Drawings is a peek into the sketch books and preparatory drawings of Italian artists of Renaissance and Baroque periods. I also was able to see an hourlong  performance  Voices- what artists have to say.  Salvodore Dali was portrayed by an actor - offering insight into his art through readings from Dali's  letters, journals, documents etc..  along with the a slide show of his art.  I think on the whole, it was worth putting up with the famous bitter cold and the gusty winds of Chicago. 


Heera said...

Dear Meera,

Welcome to the world of blogging. I am so glad that I can see you through your art often now.

warm hugs...mangala

meera said...

Thanks! Its been fun - you know that -you are a pro :)

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