The Art Institute of Chicago is not only a museum, but also a school. Occasionally visitors will see students painting replicas of some of the masterpieces on display at the museum. Here are some photographs I took a few years ago, which I recently found in my endless photo archive.
Oskar Kokoschka, born this day in 1886, tried “to render the vision of people being alive.” Art historians Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat commissioned Kokoschka to paint this portrait for their mantlepiece.
[Oskar Kokoschka. Hans Tietze and Erica Tietze-Conrat. 1909]