Art & Exhibitions.

ART 4. Encountering Maillol. 6.5.16. REAL final copy DSCN2675Click on URL to link to entry.


Artists – Humanist portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497-1543) during his first visit to England, 1526 to 1528. Portraits of John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). Complete signed and documented paintings by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (British, 1561-1636), court painter in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. 17 early paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds (English, 1723-1792).

Art History – Joan of Arc in art and literature. Artistic practice in the 1890’s and the complete mass-produced commercial color posters in Paris of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). First two series of tapestry cartoons for the princes of Asturias in Madrid in 1775 to 1778 by Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828). PART 1 Savagery in Civilization: Paul Gauguin and his Tahiti-inspired Graphic Work in Paris, 1893-95. Between Paul Gauguin’s journeys to Tahiti.  PART 2 SavageryPaul Gauguin’s monotype Tahitians Fishing (1893/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago. PART 3 SavageryPaul Gauguin’s monotype Tahitian Landscape (1894) in the Art Institute of Chicago. PART 4 Savagery... Paul Gauguin’s woodcut Tahitian Idol-The Goddess Hina (1894/95) in the Art Institute of Chicago.  PART 5 SavageryPaul 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. French cartoonist and Nazi collaborator Chaval (1915-1968) in a  2008 exhibition at a major art museum in France. A case study in politics and art.  PART 1 Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894): The Floor Scrapers at the second Impressionist exhibition in 1876.  PART 2 Gustave Caillebotte: a “glorious” third Impressionist exhibition (1877) in Paris.  PART 3 Gustave Caillebotte: art-world politics in the 1880’s fractures the Impressionist group.  PART 4 Gustave Caillebotte: The Impressionist seventh exhibition (1882) organized by Caillebotte and art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). PART 5 Gustave Caillebotte: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Martial Caillebotte ((1853-1910) advocate for Gustave Caillebotte’s bequest. Advent 2015: Old Masters and modern art.


Art Shows Expo Chicago 2017, 135 galleries representing 25 countries and 58 cities. 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.

Galleries & Museums Enchained Action (1906) by Aristide Maillol at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Outdoor Art 
Doughboy (1921) by John Paulding in Wheaton, Illinois, memorializes World War I vets.  Henry Moore’s Large Interior Form (1982) in the North Garden of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Reviews: Art Exhibitions  Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, February 14–May 10, 2016. Art Institute of Chicago. The three versions of the Dutch artist’s bedroom in Arles.  Picasso and Chicago, February 20-May 12, 2013. Art Institute of Chicago. 250 Picassos. Photographs.