Art & Exhibitions.

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Artists – Early portraits of American expatriate artist JOHN SINGER SARGENT (American, 1856-1925). Complete signed and documented paintings by court painter MARCUS GHEERAERTS THE YOUNGER (British, 1561-1636) in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

Art Galleries & Museums Patrons and Enchained Action (1906) by Aristide Maillol on the Grand Staircase of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photographs.

Art History – Joan of Arc in art and literature. Artistic practice in the 1890’s and Toulouse-Lautrec’s mass-produced commercial color posters in Paris. Holbein’s Humanist portraits during his first visit to England, 1526 to 1528. 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 during Advent.

Art Out of Doors 
The Doughboy statue (1921) by sculptor John Paulding in Wheaton, Illinois, memorializes veterans of World War One. Henry Moore’s 16-foot tall bronze, Large Interior Form, Chicago.

Art Shows 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. Expo Chicago 2015, 140 modern and contemporary art galleries from 16 countries. Artwork by Hung Liu, Vik Muniz, Hunter Reynolds, and others. Photographs. Expo Chicago 2014, artwork of Jessica Stockholder, Rosalyn Drexler, Matthew Woodward, Christopher Le Brun, Michiko Itatani, Lynn Chadwick, Alex Katz, and 28 more. Photographs.  Expo Chicago 2013, artwork of Michele Pred, Robert Natkin, Hung Liu, and 9 more. Photographs.