As a photographer, I am always looking for inspiration. I love to travel to art museums and check out the paintings and sculptures. I analyze the lighting, the form, and have curiosity why the artist chose to compose the artwork the way they did.
Dark and light, high key and low key.
Why does the artist highlight certain things and put other details I the shadows?
What are they trying to tell us?
Recently I was in Chicago visiting the great photographer Sandro at his studio for several days. I flew in on Monday morning and had the afternoon to explore. So with my $10 rail pass in hand, I headed downtown to the Art Institute Chicago. Below are a couple of pieces and my notes….
What are your thoughts about these?