Many of us have been to art exhibitions in the past. However, it is difficult to find works of art that allow you to experience reality and a sense of illusion at the same time.
Yale Factor, a Professor Emeritus of Art at Northern Illinois University presents his latest works of narrative, still-life paintings that have personal meaning to Yale himself. Utilizing places that the artist has lived or visited as backdrops allows a sense of familiarity while using trompe l’oeil to create what appears to be three dimension. Even using techniques like chiaroscuro that were perfected by artists in the Renaissance allows shadow and light to give realism while maintaining softness.
Now you can experience these captivating works of art every 3rd Friday of the month at the Zhou B Art Center and at Yale’s own gallery located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave. Times and much more information can be found on Yale’s website. Take a day and explore the diversity of painting with these pieces.
“Mother and Child” Picasso, 1921
As many avid art lovers know, Pablo Picasso got his start in Chicago when The Art Institute of Chicago was the first museum in the country to display his work.
Celebrating the 100-year relationship between Picasso and this great city, The Art Institute is putting together a collection of over 250 of Picasso’s finest works from the museum’s collection as well as works gathered from private collections around the city.
Come re-live Picasso’s influence on the world of art and on Chicago itself in Regenstein Hall from February 20 through May 12.
One of the reasons you chose to come to Loyola was all of the fantastic opportunities that come from living in Chicago, am I right? Of course I’m right! Well, this is one of those opportunities!
In order to allow us amazing Loyola University undergraduate students to experience the best Chicago has to offer, the Art Institute of Chicago is giving us free admission during the spring semester!
In order to get into the museum free of charge, all you have to do is present your Loyola I.D. and voila! Feast your eyes on some of the most famous art known around the world!