Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re taking a stroll with Alberto Giacometti’s, Three Men Walking II (1948-1949), on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. Gaunt and gangly, Giacometti crafted a series of these bronze figures to symbolize the physical and emotional trauma he and others were experiencing after World War II.
Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re celebrating our furry friends with a look at Bartolomeo Passarotti’s, Portrait of a Man with a Dog (c1585-1592) on display at Musei Capitolini in Rome, Italy.
Today on Museum Quick Bites we’re digging into Salvador Dalí’s, Inventions of Monsters (1937). This eerie, desolate dreamscape portrays a world gone mad. Which seems especially relevant given our current events. Dalí’s surrealist paintings are heavy on symbolism and filled with bizarre juxtapositions, and Inventions of Monsters does not disappoint.
Dear Readers – The world has gone off the rails these past few weeks. I am outraged and heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless men and women who have been killed or abused because of their skin color. Instead of researching and writing this blog, I’ve been investing my time in listening and learning more about how to be an anti-racist and how to actively promote anti-racism. I encourage you to do the same. Following are several links to get you started.