Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chicago, Day 2 - Art Institute (3 of 3)

Hopefully I haven't bored you to death with art - if you're still with me, there are impressive masterpieces below, from the largest section of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Gerard David's "Lamentation over the Body of Christ" (c. 1500)

A detail of "Christ Carrying the Cross" (1500/15), attributed to Hans Maler

Bernat Martorell's "St. George Killing the Dragon" (1434/35)

A detail of St. George's steed

A detail of the dragon

Giovanni di Paolo's "Ecce Agnus Dei" (1455/60), the second of his Six Scenes from the Life of St. John the Baptist

The fifth scene, the gruesome "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist"

Sandro Botticelli's "Virgin and Child with an Angel" (1475/85)

Correggio's "Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist" (c. 1515)

Fra Angelico's "Saint Anthony Abbot" (1440/41), once part of a large altar

El Greco's "St. Martin and the Beggar" (1597/1600), in which the beggar is actually Christ in disguise

Titian (and workshop)'s "Danae" (after 1554)

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo's "The Death of Saint Peter Martyr" (1530/35)

Albrecht Durer's drawing, "Madonna, Queen of Angels" (1518)

An anonymous painter of Antwerp: "Landscape with the Penitent Saint Jerome" (1530/40)

Jan Sanders van Hemessen's "Judith" (c. 1540), in which the beautiful Jewish heroine has already slain the Assyrian general Holofernes

Lucas Cranach the Elder's "Eve" (1533/37)

Conrad Faber von Creuznach's "Portrait of Friedrich Rorbach" (1532)

I thought the painting of the collar was highly unusual for the time period = it's as if Roy Liechtenstein touched it up 400 years later

Abraham Janssen's "Jupiter Rebuked by Venus" (1612/13); Janssen was Peter Paul Rubens' chief rival

Interior of one gallery...

...and the interior of another.

Aelbert Cuyp's "A View of Vianen with a Herdsman and Cattle by a River" (c. 1643/45)

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn's "Old Man with a Gold Chain" (1631)

Paulus Potter's "Two Cows and a Young Bull Beside a Fence in a Meadow" (1647)

Giuseppe Maria Crespi's "The Wedding at Cana" (c. 1686)

Michele Marieschi's "The Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice" (1740-41)

Henry Fuseli's "Milton Dictating to His Daughter" (1794)

Sir Thomas Lawrence's "Mrs. Jens Wolff" (1803-15)... notice the time it took to complete it.

John Philip Simpson's "The Captive Slave" (1827)

Edouard Manet's "Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers" (1865)

Gustave Courbet's "The Rock of Hautepierre" (c. 1869)

Gustave Moreau's "Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra" (1875/76)

The hydra was modeled on snakes in the Paris zoo.

Frederic Bazille's "Self-Portrait" (1865/66)

Henri Fantin-Latour's "Edouard Manet" (1867)

Edgar Degas's "Cafe Singer" (1879)

Jean-Francois Raffaelli's "Notre-Dame de Paris" (1890/95); notice the nuns are painted differently than the rest of the painting's subjects

The Grand Staircase of the Art Institute

Thanks for putting up with my love of art. Coming up next = Twin Cities, Minnesota, for my final Sharks road game of the season. Stay tuned.

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