|The Art Institute of Chicago|
|German Sitting Room of the "Biedermeier" Period|
Evelynn was thrilled to find some paintings by her very favorite artist, Claude Monet.
|Evelynn with Water Lily Pond, by Claude Monet|
|Evelynn with Monet's Cliff Walk at Pourville|
|Panel #1 of America Windows, depicting the musical arts|
|Panel #2 of America Windows, depicting the fine arts|
|Panel #3 of America Windows, depicting literature|
|Panel #4 of America Windows, depicting America's cultural freedoms|
Because of his admiration for Chicago and its strong commitment to public art during the 1960s and 1970s, Chagall chose to dedicate the work to Mayor Richard J. Daley, a great supporter of public art projects.
|Panel #5 of America Windows, depicting the dramatic arts|
The America Windows were first presented with much fanfare at a formal unveiling, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute, on May 15, 1977.
|Panel #6 of America Windows, depicting the art of dance|
My previous blog post detailed my tour through the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, where I was enlightened by the glass making techniques of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Chagall windows are SO DIFFERENT! Like at the Smith Museum, I was able to approach these windows within mere inches and study up close the physical glass work. In so doing, I realized that this masterpiece of glass art is made of actual "stained" glass.
|Detail from Panel #4|
|Detail from Panel #1|
|Detail from Panel #6|
|Sketchy painted detail from Panel #1|
|Window from the Avery Coonley Playhouse, 1912, by Frank Lloyd Wright|