In order to demonstrate the complexity of creating one of the stenciled posters in the TASS exhibition, the Prints and Drawings department worked with contemporary artist Alexis Petroff to recreate the poster titled The Moralistic Wolf.
But instead of working with an assembly line of individuals, Petroff did all the steps that TASS studio workers would have done himself besides creating the original artwork. The finished poster took many dozens of hours to make and includes approximately 40 colors and a dozen precisely cut stencils. Check out the video above for a more comprehensive look at his incredibly detailed process, putting those color-by-number drawings you did when you were younger to shame.
22 hours 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.
1 day 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?
Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
1 day 20 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Saints & Heroes brings the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life in the 21st century.