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Whether it’s donning a full-blown disguise, getting decked out for a special event, or suiting up for a ceremony, we humans just can’t seem to resist adorning our bodies with transformative attire. Enjoy some vicarious vesturing with this month’s guide to the collection. (No special attire required.)
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Explore the resounding allure of replication over the ages with some of the very artworks that have inspired Echo Effect, our new season of concerts, lectures, performances, readings, and symposia.
It may be a tendency toward self-reflection, a bit of vanity, or simply the convenience of a cheap and ready model, but artists have been portraying their own likenesses for centuries, basically since mirrors became widely available in the 15th century. Enjoy some creative navel-gazing with this month’s self-(portrait-)indulgent approach to the collection.
16 hours 30 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Guess who! Introducing our new blog series Celebrity Doppelgängers…
Do you see a resemblance between this figure from a 17th-century woodcut and a certain comic actor from Wilmette, Illinois?
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Japanese artist Tomoaki Suzuki draws on his life in London, creating painstakingly detailed figurative sculptures of urban youth at one-third their actual size.