While I was walking through the Art Institute of Chicago today, I was thinking about how this artwork is the artwork that I have the most immediate physical access to.
I work two blocks north from this grand museum. If I wanted to look at just a painting, these are the paintings that are the closest in proximity to my daily location.
It was fun to look at paintings today at the Art Institute for them being just paintings. Not for their history or fame.
I came this realization while staring at the textures in this painting:
I hesitate giving the name of the artist, because the point here is the painting. The actual work. Paint on a surface. But to give the artist credit, it’s Claude Monet. And the painting is called, “Sandvika, Norway“.