Art, Art History & Exhibitions.

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EXHIBITIONS: PHOTOGRAPHS (35): Patrons encounter Enchained Action  (1906) by Aristide Maillol on the Grand Staircase of the Art Institute of Chicago. PHOTOGRAPHS (42): Expo Chicago 2016, 145 galleries represent 22 countries and 53 cities. Artwork by Jeff Koons, Art + Language, Margot Bergman, Louise Bourgeois, Shannon Finley, Euan Uglow, Deborah Butterfield, Juan Garaizabal, Hermann Nitsch, Genieve Figgis, and more.  PHOTOGRAPHS (42): Expo Chicago 2015, 140 modern and contemporary art galleries from 16 countries. Artwork by Hung Liu, Vik Muniz, Hunter Reynolds, and others.  PHOTOGRAPHS (43): Expo Chicago 2014, artwork of Jessica Stockholder, Rosalyn Drexler, Matthew Woodward, Christopher Le Brun, Michiko Itatani, Lynn Chadwick, Alex Katz, and 28 more.  PHOTOGRAPHS (16): Expo Chicago 2013, artwork of Michele Pred, Robert Natkin, Hung Liu, and 9 more.


ART HISTORY: St. Joan of Arc, France’s Warrior-Maid, in Art and Literature. Holbein’s Humanist portraits on his first to  England, 1526 to 1528. Complete signed and documented paintings by court painter Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636) in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. First portraits of American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Francisco Goya’s first two series of tapestry cartoons for the princes of Asturias in Madrid in 1775 to 1778.  PART 1 Savagery in Civilization: Paul Gauguin and his Tahiti-inspired Graphic Work in Paris, 1893-95. Between Gauguin’s journeys to Tahiti.   PART 2 Savagery… Gauguin’s monotype Tahitians Fishing (1893/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago.  PART 3 Savagery… Gauguin’s monotype Tahitian Landscape (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago.  PART 4 Savagery... Gauguin’s woodcut Tahitian Idol-The Goddess Hina (1894/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago.  PART 5 Savagery… Gauguin’s woodcut Oviri (Savage) (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago’s internationally hailed “Titian” is really done by an imitator. A case history. A 2008 exhibition of French cartoonist and Nazi collaborator Chaval (1915-1968) at a major art museum in France.  PART 1 Caillebotte: the bourgeois artist premieres The Floor Scrapers at the second Impressionist exhibition in 1876.  PART 2 Caillebotte: the “glorious” third Impressionist exhibition (1877) in Paris.  PART 3 Caillebotte: Art-world politics in the 1880’s fractures the Impressionist artist group.  PART 4 Caillebotte: Impressionist seventh exhibition (1882) organized by Caillebotte and art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. PART 5 Caillebotte: Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Martial Caillebotte advocate for Gustave Caillebotte’s bequest of 68 now-famous Impressionist paintings to the French State, many of which are in the Musée D’Orsay in Paris today. Old Masters and modern art at Advent 2015.