So since I took a ton of images at the Art Institute of Chicago, I decided to make it a separate blog post and share a couple more of them with you. First, before we got into the Institute, I decided to take a few panoramas of the Chicago skyline, since we were at a nice vantage point. These are probably the nicest skyline photos that I have. I took one extremely overexposed, but it somehow came out extremely high tech looking. I only recently stitched together the correctly exposed one, and it looks pretty sick too! Pretty much no photoshop was done in terms of brightness/curves but I did use Content Aware Fill to fill in some of the sky that was lost during the stitching…and I must say that Photoshop software is absolutely ridiculous in merging panoramas and doing content aware fill.Anyway, we trotted into the museum, and the first room we went to was my favorite…abstract art. Just kidding, it’s actually not that bad. But there’s not much to say about it. Then we went to modern design. It was pretty cool, with some modern architecture, and just all sorts of design forms. I think this was the most relevant to me, because I definitely enjoy whatever use of technology there is to be on the cutting edge of crazy. Some of the buildings were a bit too crazy for me, so I kept some photos of things that appealed to my eye a bit more.
We proceeded through the usual art forms, and pretty much got a taste of many different types of art from many different countries (Impressionist, modern, old, Asian, African, everything…). I guess I’m relatively uncultured so it was nice learning a bit of something about art.
Finally, there was a special Lichtenstein exhibit going on. Lichtenstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Lichtenstein) was apparently an extremely famous pop artist, who did a lot of the art style in comics back in the mid-1900s. The gallery went through his life, which more or less involved being creative, then turning classic works into various other styles, then being crazy and drawing naked women all day, and finally being zen and doing Chinese art remakes.
Finally, we went through some other parts of the gallery…and had to head out =[
The end! See the rest of Chicago Day 2 at my blog post at http://brianylu.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/chicago-day-2/ (or on the side bar). Thanks for reading!