Sundays, when we are in town, we have breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, and then visit the Art Institute of Chicago for an hour or so. Today, for the first time, I saw this piece, by Jeff Koons. It’s quite large – maybe 5 feet tall – and really pretty, in an abstract and rather baroque way.
Oh, that’s pretty, I thought, but didn’t really “get” it….
THEN, one of the guards stopped me. “Do you have a cell phone?” she asked. Actually, I very rarely take my phone with me on Sundays, but I had it with me because I wanted to get some notes about work to use here on The Vivienne Files, or in my book.
“Google The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, by Da Vinci” she told me…
Look at the two works of art together….
I didn’t get it…
She she started pointing out the parallels to me. And suddenly, it was all SO CLEAR…
If you still struggle to see it, stand back a little bit, or make the images smaller.
I was gobsmacked, and HAD to share it with you. What WILL artists think of next?