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Pointillist oil painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte', by Georges Seurat, on cover of 'Treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago', by Abbeville Press.

Treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago

Paintings from the 19th Century to the Present

By (author) James Rondeau


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Full Description
The Art Institute of Chicago houses some of the most celebrated paintings from the 19th century to the present. Included in this collection are numerous masterpieces of realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and contemporary art. Today a number of these paintings are revered as icons of modern culture, emblems of the inspired experimentation that has taken place on both sides of the Atlantic, and around the world. For the last century, the Art Institute has supported the achievements of the most distinguished artists from Europe and America, acquiring and exhibiting now-beloved works of Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and others. This folio is presented as both an introduction to this collection and as a survey of the styles, subjects, and themes of Western art of the last two centuries, from the linear classicism of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres through the optical studies of Claude Monet and the Impressionists; from the lyrical, colourful abstractions of Vasily Kandinsky to the fractured picture planes of Pablo Picasso and the Cubists; from the enigmatic compositions of Salvador Dali and the Surrealists to the media-appropriated Pop-art portraits of Andy Warhol. These magnificent paintings eloquently narrate the discussions of the nature of art, quality, innovation, style, and form that have defined the modern era in art history.
About the Author
James Rondeau is President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Abbeville Press
1st Jul 2020
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
101 mm x 111 mm
336 Pages
Name of series
Tiny Folio
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