A view along Michigan Avenue from Grant Park.
In digital photography there is a name for someone who spends a lot of time zooming in on photographs on their computer screen looking at extreme details not visible when viewed from a normal distance–they are called pixel peepers. This young woman appears to be doing the painter’s equivalent with this oil painting.
People seem to be on their cell phones everywhere, all the time. Last week in the men’s room at the Minneapolis airport I saw a guy multi-tasking by talking on his phone while standing at a urinal. (Insert your favorite Larry Craig joke here.) So maybe it’s just my imagination that it is more rare to see people on the phone in museums like this guy in the Art Institute of Chicago. Probably so, as I recall somewhere I have a photo Connie on her phone accepting a job offer while sitting on the floor in the main hallway of the National Gallery in Washington D.C.
This photo has some similarity to yesterday’s in that there seems to be big mismatch among the sizes of the people. In this case of course it’s just because the woman in the foreground is very close to the camera while yesterday the statue of the guy really was giant (maybe 15 feet tall).