Friday, April 26, 2013

Museum Treasures

Thorne Miniature Rooms
One of the Thorne Miniature Rooms. In this photo, you can't tell that this room is acutally dollhouse-sized!
When my friend Michelle was visiting, we spent a wonderful Friday exploring some of the treasures at the Art Institute of Chicago. Going to the art museum is balm to my soul--all the colors, creativity and beauty just made my heart feel happy. Here are just a few of the things we saw.

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Detail of one of the famous Chagall windows. What blue!

Looks like Sammy!
This ancient Roman mosaic looks just like my dog, Sam.

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This photo of a snow painting by Monet doesn't do it justice.
Monet was able to capture all the nuances of the color white--
blues, purples and even pinks. Luscious.
A Wedgewood paintbox!
This Wedgewood paintbox is luxurious!

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A beautiful door into the past.

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Example of early European decorative art.
Feel free to view my Flickr set of this excursion for more glimpses into the Art Institute of Chicago.

1 comment:

AnitaS said...

Lovelu visit to a beautifuk museum.

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