Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Institute of Art’

Is that Norm, shogun of Thursday Doors, on the right-hand door of this rather elegant piece of furniture from the Chicago Institute of Art?  Perhaps not, but he does host one of the most enjoyable weekly challenges in blogdom.  He is, however, a benevolent ruler, so if you have some door photos to share, please head over to his blog to link up with the rest of the troops.

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What does that phrase really mean?  According to Grammarist:

The idiom the devil is in the details means that mistakes are usually made in the small details of a project. Usually it is a caution to pay attention to avoid failure.

An older, and slightly more common, phrase God is in the detail means that attention paid to small things has big rewards, or that details are important.

The devil version of the idiom is a variation on the God phrase, though the exact origin of both is uncertain.

In these cases, again from the Chicago Institute of Art, God evidently won out, as did Thursday Doors.

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

This photo suddenly was coming out squashed-looking in the post, so I’m going to try adding it again in a different spot and see whether or not that helps.  Weird!

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These pieces of furniture from the Chicago Institute of Art are anything but merely functional.  You may not be able to hang them on the wall, but they’re art none the less. The first one could be the centerpiece of your living room or dining room; the second is just right for your family chapel.  (What?  You don’t have a family chapel?)  The amazing details make them perfect for this week’s version of Thursday Doors.  Dan and Norm, I know you want one (or both) of these!

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

 

Yes, a bit of trickery in the title, but the Chicago Institute of Art IS also known as the CIA.  Here are two shots from it, the second naturally B&W with only a bit of edging added. Stop by Sally’s site to find more beautiful examples of black and white photography from talented photographers.

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016