Following 'The Chicago Public Art Guide'
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[The Chicago Public Art Guide]
I picked up this guide whilst strolling around the parks on Saturday, and so on Sunday I got up bright and early, slapped on a load of factor 30 and headed to the loop to check out some of the 100 monuments mentioned in the guide.
The first of these was âThe Picassoâ: an unpainted, three-dimensional, cubist sculpture situated outside the Daley centre.
I then headed over to âMonument with Standing Beastâ which I personally thought was very weird â˘ looks like a 3-D graffiti monument. I kind of walked around inside for a bit, and then got bored.
So, it was off a couple of blocks to the âFlamingoâ. You couldnât miss this flamingo â˘ bright red arcs in the midst of black skyscrapers. A variation of the symbolic McDonalds Arcs. I contemplated this for a while (enjoying the shade from the sun), but in the end I could draw no meaning from it. Why would someone erect a flamingo in the middle of the city?
Strange what people call art these days?
The next cool thing I saw was âMiroâs
Then I finally found something I thought was truly beautiful. Marc Chagallâs âThe Four Seasonsâ portrays six scenes of
My final stop on my short but sweet monument tour was to âLarge Interior Formâ, which is meant to represent the human figure. Itâs pretty cool and the small park where itâs situated is a nice haven a short distance from all the hustle and bustle going on in
Iâm sorry to all art buffs out there who must despair at my lack of appreciation for such things! However, it was an enjoyable stroll, and I look forward to bumping into more of these fascinating sights as I discover more of