Tour the Art Institute of Chicago With Me

I went to the Art Institute yesterday. Here were my favorite pieces. (Save the photographs, because photographing photographs is hard.)
  1. John D. Graham, Cave Canem
  2. Todros Geller, Strange Worlds
  3. Beauford Delancy, Self-Portrait
  4. Wendell Castle, Music Stand
  5. Jasper Johns, Corpse and Mirror II
  6. Joan Miro, Portrait of Juanita Orbrador
  7. Joan Miro, The Policeman
  8. Joan Miro, Woman
  9. Salvador Dali, Anthropomorchic Tower
    Subtle as ever.
  10. Conastantin Brancusi(aka GOAT), Leda
  11. Conastantin Brancusi, Sleeping Muse
    I'm starting to think that Brancusi might be the greatest artist in Western history. His work transcends space and time.
  12. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, The Leap of the Rabbit
  13. Peter Doig, Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre
    This painting is from 2001, which is truly insane to me. I was certain it was an Ensor.
  14. Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, Bust of an African Woman
    This is from 1851, a time when sculpting Africans didn't happen, especially portrayed as regally as this.
  15. Alberto Giacometti, Spoon Woman
    Feel the rhythm with your hands.
  16. Piet Mondrian, Composition (No. 1) Gray-Red
    Ol reliable Mondrian. In art history class I learned that he was very OCD and designed his NYC apartment all in squares. Even his toilet. The problem was Mondrian had a big ol D, so there had to be a cube shaped extension at the front of the toilet so he could fit comfortably.
  17. Paul Klee, In the Magic Mirror
  18. Naum Gabo, Linear Construction No. 4
  19. Marc Chagall, The Praying Jew
    Same.
  20. Lyonel Feininger, Carnival in Arcueil
  21. Juan Gris, Portrait of Pablo Picasso
    There were a lot of Picassos there, but this was my favorite Picasso-related piece.
  22. Georgia O'Keeffe, Sky Above Clouds IV
  23. Paul Cezanne, The Vase of Tulips
  24. Clause Monet, Water Lily Pond
    20 years ago - the last time I was at the Art Institute - my parents took me to see a special Monet exhibition. It is the first art exhibition that I remember going to. I also remember bragging about it to all my friends when school started.
  25. Vincent Van Gogh, The Drinkers
  26. 1820's Austrian Chair
  27. Edouard Manet, Steamboat Leaving Boulogne
    I probably looked at this painting longer than any other. What I loved is the longer I stared, the representational it felt.
  28. Theodore Roussel, Battersea Asleep
  29. Theodore Roussel, Portrait of Basil Gotto
    I don't know why, but this destroyed me.
  30. Ellsworth Kelly, The Chicago Panels
    This was one of the 6 panels Ells made for the museum. He's the King!
  31. Shinto Deity in the Guise of the Monk Hyeja (11th century)
    Truly hilarious face. I literally laughed when I saw he had now hands anymore.
  32. Honore-Victorin Daumier, Celebrities of the Juste Milieux
    I wish you could see these up close. Though still, they were so rich in character, looking through them felt like watching a satirical cartoon about the aristocracy.
  33. Paper Weight
  34. Screenshot from the Friends episode "The One Where Ross Takes Marcel to the Island of La Grande Jatte"