#217 See with your own eyes, Feel with your own heart…

A picture speaks a thousand words… who said so? Someone did! Haa…
Spanning over 200 galleries, and maybe more… The Art Institute of Chicago has so much to offer, paintings, photographs, sculptures and much more than just that. From Peru to Alaska, from Paris to Egypt, from India to Korea, they have everything from every continent on earth. Here are just the few of them that I could capture on my camera, not because I ran out of memory card or batteries or energy, but I ran out of the will to take photos. The beauty of art took me over…

Click to read more and see the pics…

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Adam and Eve…

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A pub?

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Marvelous sunset by a lake… Do not try to look for the sun :)
It is on the other side…

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Women…

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Common people…

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And Christ formed the subject of a really large number of paintings…

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The contrast of darkness and light used in this painting, was more remarkable than it appears in the photograph…

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Something sad is depicted here, but look at the details…

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Out of the many photographs, this photograph from a market in Mumbai caught my eye…

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And now…
Perhaps the best or one of the best parts of the Institute…
These are houses… the most beautiful living places I have ever seen in my life… but…
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But…

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OMG lovely carpet… :) but…

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Yes, all of this is amazing and excellent… but…

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This is perfect, isn’t it? It sure is, but…

Ok, enough of “buts”, now look closely at the picture below to get an estimate of the size of these things :)

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I hope you saw me, wondering about something, looking through the…

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Glass windows…

Okay… now, its time for perhaps the most popular piece of art kept at this place in the world…
Here is something about it… Can you guess what it is? Have you seen it before?

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This is about one of those few paintings that were in school textbooks while I was in school…

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Isn’t this brilliant??

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Have you seen this somewhere before?

pointSure you have :)
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – Georges Seurat

Well, that is all I could capture… after that I did not feel like clicking pics anymore… It was too beautiful to capture in the camera… It sure was captured somewhere else…

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
– Albert Einstein

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One thought on “#217 See with your own eyes, Feel with your own heart…

  1. I can totally relate to that. In my flickr photostream, in the sheridn set, you’ll see all kinds of student artwork displayed in the hallway. Some paintings I remember but wasn’t able to take picture of.. and yeah, the sunday afternoon painting, I’ve seen a whole bunch of times. Its even on the cover of my art history book.

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