Portraits of the Modern European Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago

Henri Matisse, The Serf (1900-04) in front of Bathers by a River (1909–10, 1913, 1916–17)

Pablo Picasso, Half-Length Female Nude [detail], 1906
Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz [detail of Berthe], 1916

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, The Leap of the Rabbit, 1911
Maurice de Vlaminck, Houses at Chatou, c. 1905
Alexei Jawlensky, Girl with the Green Face, 1910
Henri Matisse, Woman Leaning on Her Hands, 1905
Pablo Picasso, Head of a Woman (Fernande), autumn 1909
Pablo Picasso, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, autumn 1910
Gino Severini, Festival in Montmarte, 1913

Jacques Lipchitz, Seated Figure [detail], 1917
Alberto Giacometti, Diego Seated in the Studio [detail], 1950
Alberto Giacometti, Walking Man II [detail], 1960

Theo van Doesburg, Counter-Composition VIII, 1924
Marc Chagall, The Praying Jew, 1923 (after a 1914 composition)
Henri Matisse, Lorette with Cup of Coffee [detail], 1916–17
Constantin Brâncusi, Sleeping Muse, 1910
Giorgio de Chirico, The Philosopher’s Conquest, 1913–14
Marcel Duchamp, Hat Rack, 1964 (1916 original now lost)
Hans Bellmer, Untitled, 1951
Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist, 1903–04
Constantin Brâncusi, Suffering, 1907
Juan Gris, Portrait of Pablo Picasso, 1912
Constantin Brâncusi, Two Penguins, 1911–14
Pablo Picasso, Abstraction: Background with Blue Cloudy Sky, 1930

Matta, Untitled (Flying People Eaters) [detail], 1942
Max Ernst, Spanish Physician [detail], 1940
Oskar Kokoschka, Commerce Counselor Ebenstein [detail], 1908
Franz Marc, The Bewitched Mill [detail], 1913

Emil Nolde, Red-Haired Girl, 1919
Victor Brauner, Gemini, 1938
Henri Matisse, Girl in Yellow and Blue with Guitar, 1939
Pablo Picasso, Mother and Child, 1921

Henri Matisse, Woman before an Aquarium [detail], 1921–23
Giorgio de Chirico, The Eventuality of Destiny [detail], 1927

Constantin Brâncusi, White Negress II (1928), Leda (c. 1920), and Golden Bird (1919/20, base c. 1922)
Yves Tanguy, The Rapidity of Sleep [detail], 1945
Paul Klee, Sunset, 1930
Joan Miró, Woman [detail], 1934
Gino Severini, Still Life (Centrifugal Expansion of Colors), 1916
Lyonel Feininger, Longeuil, Normandie, 1909
Alberto Giacometti, Spoon Woman, 1926–27
Pavel Tchelitchew, Untitled, 1948
Georges Rouault, The Dwarf, 1937
Aleksei Alekseevich Morgunov, Portrait of Nathalija Gontcharova and Mihajl Larionov [detail of Gontcharova], 1913
Arshile Gorky, The Plough and the Song (II), 1946

Ludwig Meidner, Max Herrmann-Neisse [detail], 1913
Le Corbusier, Untitled [detail], 1932

Jean (Hans) Arp, Growth (1938/60) in front of Joan Miró’s The Policeman (1925)
Leonora Carrington, Juan Soriano de Lacandón [detail], 1964
John D. Graham, Untitled, 1945

Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait [detail], 1937
John D. Graham, Apotheosis [detail], 1955-57
Matta, The Earth Is a Man [detail], 1942
Joan Miró, Two Personages in Love with a Woman [detail of woman], 1936
Matta, Untitled (Flying People Eaters) [detail], 1942
Salvador Dalí, Venus de Milo with Drawers [detail], 1936
Pablo Picasso, The Red Armchair [detail], 1931

Victor Brauner, Acolo, 1949
John D. Graham, Untitled, 1944
Alberto Giacometti, Head, 1934
Yves Tanguy, Untitled, 1928
Joseph Cornell, Untitled (Forgotten Game), c. 1949
Salvador Dalí, A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano [detail], 1936
Victor Brauner, Turning Point of Thirst, 1934
Salvador Dalí, Portrait of Gala with Two Lamb Chops in Equilibrium upon Her Shoulder, 1934
Surrealist gallery with René Magritte’s The Banquet (1958) and a wall of Cornell boxes.

All photos by author. Paintings shown without frames are cropped to varying degrees. Photographs showing only a small portion (half or less) of the original objects are listed as details.

2 thoughts on “Portraits of the Modern European Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago”

  1. Incredible array of so many excellent works! I’m thoroughly impressed. I love Miró, Giacometti, Gris and Picasso. However, a lot of the other artists’ works are extremely eye–opening. I liked Duchamp’s Hat Rack a lot!

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