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Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 214 – Life is Performance Art

Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:45 pm Leave a comment Go to comments
Roy Lichtenstein's Most Well Known Period

Roy Lichtenstein’s Most Well Known Period

Late spring in Chicago.  It’s hot.  It’s humid.  Though we did quite a lot of walking around and hanging out in the warm downtown core, the highlight of our trip were the exhibits we saw at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Centre.  I share those highlights with you in today’s podcast.  Roy Lichtenstein was born in Manhattan is 1923 and died in 1997 of complications from pneumonia.   During his life, his art went through many stages and though I never paid much attention to his work, the exhibit at the Art Institute gave me a new appreciation of it.   I especially love his last works which were landscapes done in his signature half-tone dot style.  They have a lovely Asian flavor.     I also wandered through the permanent collection and spent some time admiring Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Dali, Chagall and Magritte.  Then, we spent an afternoon at the Chicago Cultural Center where we saw an exhibit called Morbid Curiosity – a compendium of items related to death and dying collected by Richard Harris.

You can find links to information about the exhibits and artists I talk about below.  And in fact, the information at the art institute site is much more extensive than I normally find on most art gallery sites. I was quite impressed with the detail provided.

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Links:

Roy Lichtenstein at the Art Institute of Chicago

I’d Rather Sink  Than Call Brad for Help

American Gothic – Grant Wood

White Crucifixion – Marc Chagall

Time Transfixed – Rene Magritte

Invention of the Monsters – Dali

Do They Sell Magritte at Target?

Morbid Curiosity.  – “Life’s a dream. Then you wake up.”

The Me-Mo Organization Cabinet by Jessica Charlesworth

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Roy Lichtenstein's Later Period

Roy Lichtenstein’s Later Period

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