Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AIC Temporary Exhibition: Picasso and Chicago

Temporary Exhibit :  February 20, 2013 – May 12, 2013
At Regenstein Hall [ The Art Institute of Chicago]
Curator:  Stephanie D'Alessandro.

The Exhibition marks the centennial anniversary
 of the Armory Show in Feb, 1913. 
The show was at the Art Institute of Chicago [AIC],
which became the first American museum to exhibit works of
Pablo Picasso [1881-1973]
A Terrific Exhibition!!! It brings out the evolution of  a genius that was Pablo Picasso!!! Picasso is my all time favorite artist, and this exhibition traces the different styles and techniques Picasso mastered from the early Blue Period to his late career. It illuminates the special bond Chicago has with Picasso and how pivotal was been the role of AIC in the awareness of the artist! I am specially Thankful for the inclusion of  22 illustrations from the Vollard Suite, [where Picasso inserted himself as the mythical  man-beast Minotur into scenes of bacchanalian feasts], which has always intrigued me! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

EXPO Chicago teams up with city's major cultural institutions to announce, EXPO Art Week: Sep16-22, 2013.

Tony Karman, President/ Director of EXPO Chicago!
Tuesday, February 20 2013:
Special Announcement at the Chicago Cultural Center
[Millennium Park Room]
Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art,
teams up with
Choose Chicago, and
 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE]
for the Expo Art Week!
Sep 16-22, 2013.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Desti-Nation: A Haitian Magazine, with article on Dusable

Desti-Nation: A Haitian magazine, with the goal of  promoting Haiti outside;  had story on Jean-Baptiste Pointe duSable. It was a lead story, covered in the center pages of the magazine.  The article "Jean Baptiste Pointe duSable of Haitian descent, Founder of Chicago", was by Marc Arthur Pierre -Louis, and the accompanying photo was an image taken by me!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Figural Sculptures of Lincoln Park

When it comes to commemorative sculptures, figural has it's place firmly established. No amount of abstraction, symbolism or minimalism can bring out the beauty and accuracy of a detailed figural sculpture. It can capture essence of one's character in one simple pose and immortalize it for ages to come! Personally, I love figural sculptures!!!

While talking about figural, Lincoln Park has a fair share of these beautiful bronzes. The most famous is the "Abraham Lincoln Monument" by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, which has been designated the status of a Chicago Landmark. But there are many others which are absolutely beautiful. My personal favorite is the Shakespeare Monument.