At the moment this is my favorite painting at the Art Institute. The image does not do the painting justice at all. If you get a chance to go to the Institute this is the painting you should look at. I think I may love this guy more than Sargent and Sargent is my painting soul-mate. The feeling I get standing in front of this piece or one of Sargent’s is the reason I became an artist. Although I did not know that feeling existed until after I already started drawing. I want people to have that feeling when they look at my stuff.
The Institute also has a photography exhibit going on right now. It blew me away. The man is a genius. I forget his name. His pictures have multiple golden sections in them and he does it over and over. It’s hard enough getting a golden section in a painting, but to get it multiple in a photograph of a space that is a street or some other public area is amazing. Crazy!