Monday, March 18, 2013

Picasso and Chicago

I read in the Tribune some weeks ago of a Picasso exhibit coming to the Art Institute.
Hubs and I had a chance to check it out and I'm so glad we did.
The exhibit moved really well.
It followed a timeline of his different periods and displayed many lesser known works.

Line friend.

Ticket line wallpaper.

'Still Life'

'Man with a Pipe'

'Seated Female Nude'

'Nude Under a Pine Tree'

I wondered why they titled the show 'Picasso and Chicago' after hearing he'd never visited the city.
It turns out the Art Institute was the first museum in the country to showcase his work,
and that played a large role in America's acceptance of modern art.

In 1967 Picasso donated an untitled sculpture to the people of Chicago.
It sits in Daley Plaza and stands 50 feet high.

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