Daily Archives: August 1, 2011

Cultural Expereinces and Personal Taste

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We took our little girl to Chicago last week so that we could do some paperwork at the Chilean Consulate. Since we were making the trip, we decided to stay overnight and see a bit of the city. We were also hoping to see a friend who lives there, but sadly, she was on vacation.

One of the major things we did was visit the Art Institute of Chicago.  We decided to focus our visit on the Impressionists and since Little E has been staring at art work when we pass it, we hope at 6 weeks old she might see something she liked.  Of course, they have an amazing collection, so everyone had favorites.

For some reason, I was just very drawn to The Song of the Lark by Jules-Adolphe Breton:

S couldn’t decide which was his favorite.  How could he?? We saw Monet, Renoir, Degas and Van Gogh.  When pressed, he said we really liked The Girl by the Window by Edvard Munch, who he did not earlier know:

Our little girl, who unfortunately (or perhaps fortonately) slept for most of the visit, did also have a clear favorite:

Yep. She liked the ceiling lights and patterns.