And, frankly, we thought. . . why does everyone else get to have all the fun? So we decided to pick some of our favorite artworks, "act" them out, and see if our loyal readers could guess which pieces from the Art Institute's permanent collection we're mimicking. All of the pieces we chose are currently on view and can be found in the museum's online collection. Also, (hint #1!) this is the American edition.
And don't worry, we won't be quitting our day jobs any time soon. Leave your guesses in the comments!
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Georges-Pierre Seurat. A Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte—1884, 1884–1886. Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
4 hours 11 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to the famous artist and chronicler of Parisian nightlife Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
This poster is said to have launched the career of French can-can dancer Jane Avril, whose alluring and unique stage persona inspired Nicole Kidman’s character in the film Moulin Rouge.
See two rarely exhibited prints of Jane Avril along with several other works by Toulouse-Lautrec in Gallery 242.
7 hours 37 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago FRIDAY–Start the holidays off with a roar at the 24th Annual Wreathing of the Lions.
Warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and enjoy the family festivities. Free and open to the public!
23 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago This luminous shrine—now on view in Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings—translates the centuries-old traditions of the Pushtimarg for audiences today.
Gates of the Lord showcases a wide selection of pichvais, textile hangings used to denote the changing of seasons and festivals throughout the year. Fittingly, this digital update of the pichvai tradition was designed by Kapil Sharma, great-grandson of the 19th-century master Nathdwara artist Narayan Sharma.
See this work and over 100 others in Gates of the Lord, on view through January 3—http://bit.ly/1P4dO8j