Posts Tagged ‘Art Institute of Chicago’

 There are a lot of places you hear the word “face” used.

Face your fears.
He’s such a two-faced liar.
The Three Faces of Eve.
You have to face the facts ( or the consequences.)
She’s not just another pretty face.
I turned the corner and came face to face with my best friend.

Let’s face it.  These visages found at the Art Institute of Chicago aren’t your run-of-the-mill faces.  Even if they’re faces only a mother could love, it’s as plain as the nose on your face that they’re unique.  And which of us hasn’t felt the way that second face looks! But I could talk until I’m blue in the face.  To see what faces other bloggers have chosen, just click here.

You get the face you build your whole life, with work and loving and grieving and laughing and frowning.
~Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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A mask tells us more than a face.
~Oscar Wilde

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Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
  ~Clarence Day, Jr.

We made the drive from Philadelphia to Chicago today, after a stop at the airport to deliver our older daughter for her flight to LA that arrived on the west coast long before we tottered into our house.  We enjoyed four busy, but good, days, including “the graduation.”  But before I head for a night of delicious sleep in my own bed, I’ll get my black and white challenge response done and scheduled.

I spotted this beauty in the Japanese section of the Art Institute of Chicago. If I recall correctly, it was basket, a decorative one obviously.  I love the shapes of it and I think it translates very well into black and white from the original tan/brown for the theme of the third week: “Black and White.”

© janet m. webb 2016

My best friend is in town, so we took a day trip into Chicago, had a fabulous vegan lunch at the Chicago Diner (which I completely forgot to save on camera for posterity because I was too busy eating) and went to the Art Institute of Chicago where we saw the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit and a small slice of the rest of the museum before taking the train home.   (Chicago Diner info and pictures here:  Excellent day…and we’re even getting some rain, finally.  I’m hoping for an all night soaking, but we’ll see.  Anyway, here are a few highlights from our trip. (more…)