Theme: Green

One of the best things that I've done this year was to become a member of the Art Institute of Chicago - I love bypassing the long lines and going straight to one of the security guards and flashing my membership card. (I will update that to the AIC phone app soon.) I was downtown yesterday for another reason, but if I have any time left over, I will try to stop by the museum. I go there often, but yesterday I wanted to have a focus for my visit. And that was a loosely based objective, because I leave it up to serendipity. I said to myself, "I'll know what to do, once I get there." And that was certainly the case. I encountered vertical green & white stripes on the AIC's Grand Staircase steps. I'm not sure why they're placed there? Does it have anything to do with the new Gaugin exhibit? He utilizes green so much in his paintings ... could it be that? Anyway, the stripes led my way to my theme - GREEN. I sought out to find as much green as I could in my visit and once I set that to mind, it really opened my mind & eyes to things that I hadn't noticed before. I think when you 'deselect' your mind to your personal preferences, you open possibilities that you wouldn't exactly primarily consider.  I'm lucky to have The Art Institute of Chicago's permanent collection within reach and here are my photos for my Theme: Green.

The Art Institute of Chicago's Grand Staircase, August 8, 2017. *I have to note that my photos are not taken with a hi-res camera, nor with a tripod, so there are times that photo may look a bit skewed; it does not help that I'm short of stature, so my point of view may cause some glare from the lights above. Hey, I try my best, but just a warning that these are not professional pictures.

The Art Institute of Chicago's Grand Staircase, August 8, 2017.
*I have to note that my photos are not taken with a hi-res camera, nor with a tripod, so there are times that photo may look a bit skewed; it does not help that I'm short of stature, so my point of view may cause some glare from the lights above. Hey, I try my best, but just a warning that these are not professional pictures.

As I made my way through the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries, I thought about how the color green is still quite prominent in modern culture; it was chosen by Pantone for the color of 2017! At first, I balked at this selection. I thought that green was a bit passé and certainly not a good 'modern' choice for our current times. I was wrong. Green SHOULD be the color for our times, as is represents nature and organic systems/elements. 

As I made my way through the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries, I thought about how the color green is still quite prominent in modern culture; it was chosen by Pantone for the color of 2017! At first, I balked at this selection. I thought that green was a bit passé and certainly not a good 'modern' choice for our current times. I was wrong. Green SHOULD be the color for our times, as is represents nature and organic systems/elements.