Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at The Art Institute of Chicago

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Ending its extended run at the Art Institute of Chicago this month is the exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity. The show targets the relationship between art and fashion in the mid 1860s through the mid 1880s. This period brought remarkable change in how clothing was made and manufactured with designers such as Charles Frederick Worth leading the way. Impressionist painters like Monet and Renoir captured  what was in vogue during the period in their lush expressive works. In this exhibition many of paintings and the actual dresses that are in them may be viewed side by side. The juxtaposition of the paintings and the clothing next to each other brings to life the vital relationship between the two art forms. On view until September 29th this exhibition is not to missed.

-Samm Mackin

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Impresionism, Fashion, and Modernity

at

The Art Institute of Chicago

Running Through September 29th 2013

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