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Art Institute of Chicago

2015, Spring, Chicago — a little more about my visit…because I had limited time to explore the Institute, my visit focused on Ancient & Modern Art and the European Impressionist paintings. Now I understand why the (Impressionist) Collection is revered, room after room, filled with history, beauty, stories, some famous, most I’m not familiar with, and then…one painting — van Gogh’s self portrait 1887 — the piercing eyes disturbed me to the bone. I quickly recovered by way of nearby Degas, Cassett, Seurat… Here’s a “link to the collection” — and THAT portrait!

Chicago Institute of Art Impressionism Paintings Collection