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Giant objects. Claes Oldenburg is a Swedish sculptor who makes large replicas of everyday objects. He was born in 1929 and moved to Chicago in 1936. He went to Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's been associated with the Pop Art movement since the 1960s. He created most of his sculptures in collaboration with his late wife Coosje van Bruggen. More here.

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Art Institute of Chicago

(Photograph: Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Re-Pinned from Desiree 1) Grant Wood, 1930 2) Regionalism 3) It was an American modern art movement and focused on showing the life of farmers and mainly scenes of rural life. 4) In this painting, Grant Wood used two farmers as the models of the painting and he uses dull colors to represent the hardships of these farmers during that century and to also set the mood of the painting

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Greg Lynn, I want something like this for my future home. It's given me the idea that rather than buy expensive art for the house you can focus on having some beautiful things for the every day.

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"Three Peonies" by Hiroshige (ca. 1830s). Source: The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.

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The life and death of Vincent van Gogh

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