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Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Temporary Exhibition: March 4, 2018.

Location: The Art Institute of Chicago / Gallery 246.

The public are weary of statues that say nothing. Well, here is a man coming forward whose statues live and speak, and speak things worth uttering. —Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886.

The year 2017 marks the 100 years of the death of Auguste Rodin [1840–1917]. At the...
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The Hand of God - by Auguste Rodin

Modeled 1898, cast 1920s or earlier.

Exhibition:  Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Location: Art Institute of Chicago.

The sculpture evokes the biblical account of the creation of human kind, which Rodin imagined as an act of sculpting. The work depicts an embryonic couple, probably Adam and Eve, emerging from a formless mass...
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Studio Visit of Artist Muralist Hector Duarte.

It was part of Open House Chicago 2017.

On a cold, rainy day of October 14, 2017, I visited the studio of artist Hector Duarte.  The studio was vibrant and warm, with brightly colored murals on the walls that would cheer anyone on a cold damp day!  It was the first time that I was meeting the...

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India Modern: The Paintings by M.F.Husain

Maqbool Fida Husain [1915 - 2011] is India’s most important 20th-century artist, and a vital force in the development of modern Indian art.

The exhibition showcases "Indian Civilization" series of 8 triptych paintings by M.F. Husain, that he created between 2008 -2011. They were the last works by the artist.

Location: Alsdorf Galleries...

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