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Vedder_Fates.jpg Sometimes an artwork is many steps removed from its original source of inspiration. To get from the verses of the 11th-century Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyám to this 1887 painting...
Delaney Self-Portrait.jpg “The impression I carried away was being saturated in color and light. Poor in everything but pigment. With pigment he was lavish as a millionaire.” These are the words author Henry Miller used to...
Chimu_Breastplate.jpg While this Peruvian breastplate boasts the same splendor and craftsmanship as European armor of the same time, its purpose was not protection. Made from gold, a relatively soft and precious metal that was...
Fleeing_Ghost.jpg With its head turned over its shoulder and arms bent protectively over its head and chest, this ghost appears more frightened than frightening. The economically rendered specter by Swiss artist Paul Klee is,...
Nenette.jpg Nenette is the director of adult learning and associate curator of interpretation in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement. Tell us about your path to art and to the Art Institute.My path to art was...