I finally have a chance to start updating my blog again. Back in April over Easter weekend, Rob and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the Matisse: Radical Invention 1913 – 1917 exhibit. We are members and the first hour of each day is reserved for members only. The exhibit was great and I really enjoyed it. It runs through June 20th so there is still time to see it if you haven’t yet. The exhibit had two of my favorite Matisse paintings: “The Moroccans” and “The Piano Lesson”. I probably sound like such a cliché choosing those two. Oh well!
Modern Wing – Outside:
Modern Wing – Inside:
Modern Wing – Another Inside View:
I really like the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to famous paintings like “American Gothic” (Grant Wood) and “Nighthawks” (Edward Hopper), they have a nice selection of Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures, drawings, and paintings. There is still a ton of stuff we haven’t seen yet and I can’t wait to go back again soon.
Giacometti’s “Three Men Walking” (as opposed to those people on the Segways on the sidewalk):
Now it is time for some food! I had a taste for Pesto the other day and decided to try the Spinach Walnut Pesto from Your Vegan Mom’s blog. Oh my goodness. This pesto is easy to make and yummy! It is definitely a make-again recipe. Rob loved it too. For the pizza, I spread a layer of pesto and topped it with Daiya cheeze, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and tomato slices. The pizza was fantastic and Rob said this is now his favorite pizza I make. I made a double batch of dough so I could make two pizzas. We have leftovers for a few lunches.
Ready to go into the oven:
Time to eat: