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    The building at 111 South Michigan Avenue, home of the Art Institute of Chicago, was opened in 1893 as the World’s Congress Auxiliary Building for the World’s Columbian Exposition. The building was passed on to the Art Institute after the end of the exposition. Designed in the Beax-Arts style by Boston firm Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, building has become an icon for chicagoans an tourists alike. The Modern Wing, the Art Institute’s latest and largest addition to date, opened on May 16, 2009, and

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    Grant Wood

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    Grant Wood I recently took a trip to the Jocelyn Art Museum. There they had many great painting in the permanent art collection. One that caught my eye, which I had seen many times before, but never knew any thing about, was a painting called Stone City, Iowa , which was created by Grant Wood in 1930. This painting is oil on wood panel and is 30 ¼ X 40 inches. Grant Wood is a famous philosopher who was born in February in the year 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. Wood was born to Quaker parents on a

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    American Gothic Art

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    the five symbols of American culture. Grant Wood, 1892-1942, the United States. In 1928, Grant Wood went to Germany, the United States of America Gothic ", 1930, 76.2x63.5cm, board oil painting, the Chicago Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Wood, Munich, where the Gothic art is fascinated. The so-called Gothic architecture, mainly by the skeleton of stone coupons and fly supporting wall composition. Its basic unit is in a square or rectangular plane four corners of the column

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    Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. George-Pierre Seurat was born in France in 1859. Seurat began his career by studying at the “Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under artist Henri Lehmann” ("Georges Seurat," n.d.), before adventuring out on his own. George Seurat was for the most part self-taught, only attending Ecole des Beaux-Arts for one year. He often visited museums, read about new techniques and studied the works of others. Seurat admired the works of Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro

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    judy chicago

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    Judy Chicago was born July 20, 1939, to her parents May and Author Cohen. O originally her name was Judy Sylvia Cohen, and then she changed it to Judy Gerowitz and then Judy Chicago. Cording to Judy’s Biography, her ideological beliefs, not wanting to carry the name of her father or husband inspired her to change her name. Judy also was inspired by her father’s art. Judy started drawing when she was in her earlier ages, and began weekly art classes at the Chicago Art institute, in Judy’s junior year

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    Into the World There Came a Soul Called Ida

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    The painting, Into the World There Came a Soul Called Ida was painted by Ivan Albright in 1929-1930. Albright gave the painting to the Chicago Art Institute as a gift in 1977. The painting depicts the sadness of a once young and vibrant woman, facing the realities of getting old. Even though she is beautiful in her own way, the sadness on her face and aging body portrays a grim and depressed woman. The painting is a large painting it is almost five feet tall and four feet wide. It is an oil painting

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    My Passion for Art

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    artist's dedication to use this technique is truly inspiring and somewhat unbelievable. Nevertheless, this piece of art has inspired me to attain perseverance and work to achieve my goals. I first saw this painting in May of 1999 when I was visiting Notre Dame for my sister's graduation. At first I thought that this painting was similar to all the others in The Art Institute of Chicago, but as I proceeded closer I realized that it was composed entirely out of small dots of paint. It was simply breathtaking

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    Art Reflection Paper

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    The Art Institute of Chicago helped me embrace the different: works, forms, time periods, and themes of arts that have been around since the start of time. This was the first time I have ever been to the Art Institute of Chicago and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting and embracing every single piece of art I walked past. I enjoyed how the museum was divided and made it easy to find a specific time period you were looking for or a specific category of art. I found so many things interesting in the museum

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    During and after world war II many European artists fled Europe and headed to America for safety, their presence heralded one of the most progressive artistic movements in history. Its difficult to gauge how much they actually did influence American art, but its clear that in the 40's and 50s American artists became internationally important (as never before) with their new visions and artistic vocabulary. This was given the title of abstract-expressionism. However, not all of the works by the artists

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    Essay On Edward Hopper

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    Anne Norcross Art History: Exhibit Introduction November 26 2013 Edward Hopper’s Scenes into Isolation Edward Hopper was born in Nyack, New York in 1882 on the 22 of July. His family was a middle class family, whose names were Elizabeth Hopper and Garrett Hopper. His mother always encouraged art and theater and that’s exactly what Hopper did. In 1899 Hopper graduated from Nyack High School with the desire to pursue a lifetime in art. He eventually headed to New York School of Art and studied with

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