Art Institute of Chicago.


As I've mentioned before, painting is a new hobby of mine. So, imagine my excitement as I walked through the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. I was like a kid in a candy store with all the goodies it contained. There was inspiration in every little nook and cranny, and we spent hours oogling at all the masterpieces.

These are a few of my favorite works. I credited the artists I could remember, but there were a few that slipped my mind.  If you know the missing credits, I'd love it if you let me know.   


Monet
Renoir



Jackson Pollock



Monet
Van Gogh


My date with Monet, and I have to say, I was quite smitten...  He's a keeper. ;)



I have to say my favorite painting was the Van Gogh portrait.  The brush strokes are amazing. The photo I took really doesn't do the work justice.  In person, it is spectacular.

Do you have a favorite painting from the ones above?

Care to share favorite artists whose works you enjoy?