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Cy Twombly. From the book, Cy Twombly: The Natural World (The Art Institute of Chicago), Yale University Press

From the book, Cy Twombly: The Natural World (The Art Institute of Chicago), Yale University Press Nice use of color.

Ivan Albright, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1943-44  From the Art Institute of Chicago:    Ivan Albright painted this lurid portrait for the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. In Wilde’s tale, Dorian Gray commissions a portrait of himself as an attractive young man and later trades his soul for an ever-youthful appearance. As the still-handsome Gray leads an increasingly dissolute and evil life, his painted representation rots and decay

Ivan Albright -The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Art Institute of Chicago. Ivan Albright painted this lurid portrait for the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Melinda Gibson's series 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art' adheres to this theory, quite literally. She 'sticks things together' – in this case, sliced-up images culled directly from the pages of Charlotte Cotton's seminal book, The Photograph as Contemporary Art, which has graced the reading lists of nearly every academic institution offering a degree in photography since its publication in 2004.

I've had a thing for collages lately. Foreword: The Photograph as Contemporary Art, by Melinda Gibson by Aaron Schuman September 2012

Cy Twombly. From the book, Cy Twombly: The Natural World (The Art Institute of Chicago), Yale University Press

From the book, Cy Twombly: The Natural World (The Art Institute of Chicago), Yale University Press

Antonio Mancini. One of our favorite paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Antonio Mancini Italian, Resting, c. 1887 Oil on canvas 23 x 39 in. x 100 cm) The Art Institute of Chicago

Clary enjoying the view from the New York Institute on a night off from Shadowhunting. Her sketch book is never far from her side. Jace must be off on a mission Some more fan art for th...

Found this fan art, it got me thinking- see that rune paper, what if a mundane finds it, starts drawing it and then their friends do and BAM shadowhunters assume their is a secret shadowhunter gang as runes end up being graffiti art everywhere.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the city's most cherished cultural assets, but there's more to the museum than its galleries. Two pocket parks straddle the museum along Michigan Avenue, and the park just south of the museum features the dramatic Fountain of the Great Lakes sculpture from Lorado Taft.

16 of Chicago's Greatest Secret Gardens and Park Spaces

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