The Palmer House & the Art Institute

Palmer House Ceiling

I spent a couple days in Chicago while my hubby worked. We stayed at the grand old Palmer House. This was a little art filled trip for me.

To start the trip off, here is the the world-famous lobby topped with a magnificent ceiling of Grecian frescoes by French muralist Louis Pierre Rigal.

And the Palmer House is located only 2.5 blocks from the Art Institute!

Paul Kee

When I draw I try to tell the story using as few lines as possible. So, of course I was drawn to this Paul Klee piece. In the Magic Mirror, 1934, oil on canvas, Paul Klee 1879-1940

Robot, Alaxandra Exter

Another piece that I studied. (I sometimes make junk robot sculptures.) Again a less is more piece. Alexandra Exter, Russican 1882-1949, Robot 1926, cardboard, fabric, wood, glass and string.

Venus de Milo with Drawers

Who doesn't love Dali? This is the Venus de Milo with Drawers, 1936, Salvador Dali, Spanish 1904-1989. Painted plaster, with metal pulls and mink pompons

I also enjoy Roy Lichtenstein, American 1923-1997. I enjoy his trademark comic book style especially the ones with the halftone dots.

andy wahol

And then there is Andy. So amazing to get to stand in front of all of these Andy Warhol iconic images. Something I truly admire about Warhol is that he was such a shameless promoter of this work. Good for him.

I only managed to do 2 floors of the Modern Wing before I was completely visually worn out. But there will be other visits.