Gauguin Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphic Works at the Art Institute of Chicago is the museum’s fifth volume in its online series on the Impressionist circle. It features artworks that span the artist’s career, including nine paintings, over 180 works on paper, a ceramic sculpture, and a cabinet. Entries from curators and conservators—featuring new high-resolution photography and 360-degree spins of 3-D objects—offer novel insights into Gauguin’s technique, show how he consistently pushed artistic approaches in new directions, and draw fascinating connections between his life and work. The Gauguin volume is free and has received generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as the Art Institute’s David and Mary Winton Green 19th-Century Research Fund. The catalogue was built using the OSCI Toolkit, an open-source, digital publishing platform. Find the code for the Art Institute OSCI Toolkit here under the OSCI-Toolkit, OSCI-Toolkit-Frontend, and ChicagoCodeX repositories.
4 hours 57 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.
6 hours 57 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 2 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.