Art Institute of Chicago works: the masterpieces you shouldn’t miss

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ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO WORKS: THE MASTERPIECES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

Art Institute of Chicago works you shouldn’t miss and you need to know, because this is a museum you must see at least once in your lifetime.
The quality and quantity of artworks on display in this museum will surprise you!
Here are the unmissable works of art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art Institute of Chicago works

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO WORKS TO SEE

The Art Institute of Chicago doesn’t exhibit a collection of artworks, but rather a series of art collections of any kind: from archaeology to European and American painting and objects coming from all the corners of the world. Walking along its rooms you’ll find very famous paintings, and for this reason you need to book your entrance ticket, in order to skip the line and not to waste precious time. To book your ticket have a look at the post I dedicated to The Art Institute of Chicago Tickets, where you’ll find all useful advice.
Here are the works to see.

BEDROOM IN ARLES BY VAN GOGH

The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the three versions of the Bedroom in Arles by van Gogh, the painting depicting the artist’s bedroom in Arles. But this painting is not a faithful representation of reality, but a description of his feelings and the meaning that room had for the artist.

Van Gogh's Bedroom | Arles

Bedroom in Arles by van Gogh

AMERICAN GOTHIC BY GRANT WOOD

This work is an icon of American painting. A very famous painting all over the world and considered the American “Mona Lisa”.
Executed maybe as a simple genre painting and a reference to Jan van Eyck’s works , American Gothic describes the anonymous life in the small-town America.

Grant Wood | American Gothic

American Gothic by Grant Wood.

THE OLD GUITARIST BY PICASSO

“The Old Guitarist” belongs to Picasso’s Blue Period. That period in which the artist painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue. It’s a very well-known painting, printed on all art history school books.

Picasso | old guitarist

The Old Guitarist by Picasso.

A SUNDAY ON LA GRANDE JATTE BY SEURAT

Many people are surprised when they see this painting among the works on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.
This is the most famous painting by Seurat and of the Pointillist art movement, the work that alone is worth the admission ticket.

Seurat | A Sunday on la Grande Jatte

A Sunday on la Grande Jatte by Seurat.

NIGHTHAWKS BY HOPPER

One of Edward Hopper’s best-known paintings and symbol of America made up of diners and lonely people. It seems that the artist drew inspiration from a restaurant located in Greenwich Village, neighborhood in Manhattan. Anyway, this painting has gone down in history and has been quoted many times also at the cinema. 

Edward Hopper| Nighthawks

Edward Hopper, Nighthawks