19 December, 2011

The Art of Chicago

 by Ally Evander, Allied Member, ASID

Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago 

Last week I took a trip to Chicago and got to experience the famous sights of the city. My two favorite destinations were the Chicago Institute of Art and the Merchandise Mart. Merchandise Mart is the largest commercial building in the world and houses hundreds of showrooms that make an interior designer dizzy with excitement. The Chicago Institute of Art houses some of the most iconic art in the world by famous artists like Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and many more. This week on the blog, I will be sharing a few photos from my trip and talking about the patterns and connections between art and life that I saw when exploring the Windy City.
I loved this Art Nouveau furniture on display at the Institute.  Art Nouveau is characterized by highly decorative and intricate patterns, and a clarity and fluidity of line.


Here are some sights around the city that, although not completely in the Art Nouveau style, reminded me of Art Nouveau.