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Step into Caillebotte's painting Paris Street; Rainy Day. Feel the grayness and isolation of modern Paris and feel the push/pull effect of the painting's dynamic composition.
Video: Caillebotte and the Modern City
Langdon Hammer, professor at Yale University, draws on his recent book, Hart Crane: Complete Poems and Selected Letters, to highlight the aspects of Crane's life and work that have served as...
Audio Lecture: Lost at Sea: Jasper Johns and Hart Crane
This painting depicts the dignified, Chicago-based artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The traditional composition and lively colors that hint of his future Bronzeville paintings offer a glimpse into the...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Self-Portrait</em> by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
During the early 1950s, the decade in which City Landscape was produced, Joan Mitchell created many paintings that suggest urban environments. With its pulsating strands and slashes of...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>City Landscape</em> by Joan Mitchell
Works from the Art Institute of Chicago's comprehensive American collection found in this manual include colonial portraiture, sculpture, and landscape art that reflect the young nation in the early...
Teacher Manual: American Art
This well-known work depicts a steam train emerging from a fireplace. René Magritte's realistic portrayals of images that do not seem to belong together align him with the French Surrealists. This...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Time Transfixed</em> by René Magritte
Walter Ellison portrayed a train station in his native Georgia and commented on the racial climate in the United States in the 1930s. White Southerners board trains for vacation destinations, while...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
To render this haunting portrait, Albright used a precise painting technique that encourages viewers to look at all the details that convey Ida's persona, such as clothing, accessories, and setting....
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Into the World There Came A Soul Called Ida</em> by Ivan Albright
In Many Mansions, our eyes are first drawn to the sign above the colorful flower garden, announcing the eight towers of Chicago 's Stateway Gardens projects seen in the distance. Kerry James...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Many Mansions</em> by Kerry James Marshall
Julia Fish's paintings are quiet, abstract manifestations of observed realities drawn from personal experiences, memories, and her own immediate surroundings. Many of her early paintings focused on...
Audio Lecture: Home/work: Images in Context
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