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MURAL PORTFOLIO 12

ROSEMONT MURAL INITIATIVE 2014-2017

 

The Rosemont Mural Initiative is a public arts and youth outreach project, where high school and college students participated in the production and fabrication of 30 walls / mural projects. Rahmaan Statik worked as lead artist and with the village of Rosemont to manage and produce the mural projects . 
312.

Title: Stormy nights remix Artist: 

Rahmaan Statik

Medium:

 spray paint on brick wall

 Size: 14 x 46 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018 Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Dedication to pablo Picasso and vincent Van Gogh

Pablo Ruiz Picasso 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War. 



The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Regarded as among Van Gogh's finest works, The Starry Night is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture.
313.

Title: The cannon of street art

Artist:  Rahmaan Statik

Medium: Spray paint on brick wall

Size: 16x40ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation and influence : guest characters, Hebru Brantley, jc rivera, Kaws , shepard fairey , von bode. Dedication to street art and Graffiti art mascots.



Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Other terms for this type of art include "independent public art", "post-graffiti", and "neo-graffiti", and is closely related with urban art and guerrilla art. Common forms and media include spray paint graffiti, stencil graffiti, wheatpaste poster art, sticker art, street installations, and sculpture. Video projection and yarn bombing have also gained some popularity near the turn of the 21st century.

Street art, guerilla art, and graffiti
Graffiti is characteristically made up of written words that are meant to represent a group or community in a covert way and in plain sight. The tell tale sign of street art is that it usually includes images, illustrations, or symbols that are meant to convey a message. While both works are meant to represent or tell a message to viewers, one difference between the two comes in the specific viewers that it is meant for. One trait of street art that has helped to bring it to positive light in the public eye is that the messages shown in these public spaces are usually made to be understandable to all.


While both of these types of art have many differences, there are more similarities than their origins. Both graffiti and street art are works of art that are created with the same intent. Most artists, whether they are working anonymously, creating an intentionally incomprehensible message, or fighting for some greater cause are working with the same ambitions for popularity, recognition, and the public display or outpouring of their personal thoughts, feelings, and/or passions.


The term street art is described in many different ways, one of which is the term "guerrilla art." Both terms describe these public works that are placed with meaning and intent. They can be done anonymously for works that are created to confront taboo public issues that will result in backlash, or under the name of a well-known artist. With any terminology, these works of art are created as a primary way to express the artist's thoughts on many topics and public issues.


One defining trait or feature of street art is that it is created on or in a public area without or against the permission of the owner. This is a trait which falls in line with that of graffiti. A main distinction between the two comes in the second trait of street art or guerrilla art, where it is made to represent and display a purposefully uncompliant act that is meant to challenge its surrounding environment. This challenge can be granular, focusing on issues within the community or broadly sweeping, addressing global issues on a public stage.


This is how the term "guerilla art" was associated with this type of work and behavior. The word ties back to guerilla warfare in history where attacks are made wildly, without control, and with no rules of engagement. This type of warfare was dramatically different than the previously formal and traditional fighting that went on in wars normally. When used in the context of street art, the term guerilla art is meant to give nod to the artist's uncontrolled, unexpected, and often unnamed attack on societal structure or norms.



314.

Title:  Age of the Aquarius

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium:  Spray paint on concrete

Size: 15x30ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016



Content Explanation and inspirations 


Age of Aquarius" is an astrological term denoting either the current or forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation. Astrologers maintain that an astrological age is a product of the earth's slow precessional rotation and lasts for 2,160 years, on average (26,000-year period of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years).


There are various methods of calculating the length of an astrological age. In sun-sign astrology, the first sign is Aries, followed by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, whereupon the cycle returns to Aries and through the zodiacal signs again. Astrological ages, however, proceed in the opposite direction ("retrograde" in astronomy). Therefore, the Age of Aquarius follows the Age of Pisces.


Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military. Rosie the Riveter is used as a symbol of American feminism and women's economic power. Similar images of women war workers appeared in other countries such as Britain and Australia. Images of women workers were widespread in the media as government posters, and commercial advertising was heavily used by the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service in factories. Rosie the Riveter became the subject and title of a song and a Hollywood movie during WWII.


The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏Kanagawa-oki nami ura, "Under a wave off Kanagawa"), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.


The image depicts an enormous wave threatening three boats off the coast of the town of Kanagawa (the present-day city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) while Mount Fuji rises in the background. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave. As in many of the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.


Original impressions of the print are in many Western collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and in Claude Monet's home in Giverny, France, among many other collections.

Drowning Girl
(also known as Secret Hearts or I Don't Care! I'd Rather Sink) is a 1963 painting in oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas by Roy Lichtenstein. Using the conventions of comic book art, a thought bubble conveys the thoughts of the figure, while Ben-Day dots echo the effect of the mechanized printing process. It is one of the most representative paintings of the pop art movement, and part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection since 1971. The painting is considered among Lichtenstein's most significant works, perhaps on a par with his acclaimed 1963 diptych Whaam!. Drowning Girl has been described as a "masterpiece of melodrama", and is one of the artist's earliest images depicting women in tragic situations, a theme to which he often returned in the mid-1960s.

The painting shows a teary-eyed woman on a turbulent sea. She is emotionally distressed, seemingly from a romance. A thought bubble reads: "I Don't Care! I'd Rather Sink — Than Call Brad For Help!" This narrative element highlights the clichéd melodrama, while its graphics reiterate Lichtenstein's theme of painterly work imitating mechanized reproduction. The work is derived from a 1962 DC Comics panel, while also borrowing from Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa and from elements of modernist artists Jean Arp and Joan Miró. It is one of several Lichtenstein works that mention a character named Brad who is absent from the picture. Both the graphical and narrative elements of the work are cropped from the source image.

Metamorphosis II
is a woodcut print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher. It was created between November, 1939 and March, 1940. This print measures 19.2 by 389.5 centimetres (7 1⁄2 in × 12 ft 9 3⁄8 in) and was printed from 20 blocks on 3 combined sheets.

Like Metamorphosis I, the concept of this piece is to morph one image into a tessellated pattern and then slowly alter that pattern eventually to become a new image.

The process begins left to right with the word metamorphose (the Dutch form of the word metamorphosis) in a black rectangle, followed by several smaller metamorphose rectangles forming a grid pattern. This grid then becomes a black and white checkered pattern, which then becomes tessellations of reptiles, a honeycomb, insects, fish, birds and a pattern of three-dimensional blocks with red tops.

These blocks then become the architecture of the Italian coastal town of Atrani (see Atrani, Coast of Amalfi). In this image Atrani is linked by a bridge to a tower in the water, which is actually a rook piece from a chess set. There are other chess pieces in the water and the water becomes a chess board. The chess board leads to a checkered wall, which then returns to the word metamorphose.

The Marilyn Diptych (1962) is a silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol depicting Marilyn Monroe. The piece is one of the artist's most noted works, and it has been praised by several cultural critics such as Camille Paglia. The original piece is currently owned by the National Gallery of Victoria.



315.

Title: Venus and the Sun

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: spray paint and glass mosaic on concrete. 

Size: 15x30ft

Location:5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 

The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown (called Venus Anadyomeneand often depicted in art). The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.


Although the two are not a pair, the painting is inevitably discussed with Botticelli's other very large mythological painting, the Primavera, also in the Uffizi. They are among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance; of the two, the Birth is even better known than the Primavera. As depictions of subjects from classical mythology on a very large scale they were virtually unprecedented in Western art since classical antiquity, as was the size and prominence of a nude female figure in the Birth. It used to be thought that they were both commissioned by the same member of the Medici family, but this is now uncertain.

They have been endlessly analysed by art historians, with the main themes being: the emulation of ancient painters and the context of wedding celebrations (generally agreed), the influence of Renaissance Neo-Platonism (somewhat controversial), and the identity of the commissioners (not agreed). Most art historians agree, however, that the Birth does not require complex analysis to decode its meaning, in the way that the Primavera probably does. While there are subtleties in the painting, its main meaning is a straightforward, if individual, treatment of a traditional scene from Greek mythology, and its appeal is sensory and very accessible, hence its enormous popularity.

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art.

The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV, for whom the chapel is named. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many other important services. 


The ceiling's various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes the large fresco The Last Judgment on the sanctuary wall, also by Michelangelo, wall paintings by several leading painters of the late 15th century including Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Pietro Perugino, and a set of large tapestries by Raphael, the whole illustrating much of the doctrine of the Catholic Church.

Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis of which The Creation of Adam is the best known, having an iconic standing equaled only by Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless imitations. The complex design includes several sets of individual figures, both clothed and nude, which allowed Michelangelo to fully demonstrate his skill in creating a huge variety of poses for the human figure and which have provided an enormously influential pattern book of models for other artists ever since.



316. 

Title: Primitive Plus

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium:  spray paint on concrete.

Size: 15x30ft

Location:5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016



Content Explanation and inspiration: 

Primitivism is a mode of aesthetic idealization that either emulates or aspires to recreate "primitive" experience. In Western art, primitivism typically has borrowed from non-Western or prehistoric people perceived to be "primitive", such as Paul Gauguin's inclusion of Tahitian motifs in paintings and ceramics. Borrowings from primitive art has been important to the development of modern art. Primitivism has often been critiqued for reproducing the racist stereotypes about non-European peoples used by Europeans to justify colonial conquest.

The term "primitivism" is often applied to other professional painters working in the style of naïve or folk art like Henri Rousseau, Mikhail Larionov, Paul Klee and others.


The Venus of Willendorf is an 11.1-centimetre-tall (4.4 in) Venus figurine estimated to have been made 30,000 BCE. It was found on August 7, 1908 by a workman named Johann Veran or Josef Veram during excavations conducted by archaeologists Josef Szombathy, Hugo Obermaier and Josef Bayer at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the town of Krems. It is carved from an oolitic limestone that is not local to the area, and tinted with red ochre. The figurine is now in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

Chinese dragons, also known as East Asian dragons, are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, Chinese folklore, and East Asian culture at large. Chinese dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. They traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture. During the days of Imperial China, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.

In Chinese culture, excellent and outstanding people are compared to a dragon, while incapable people with no achievements are compared to other, disesteemed creatures, such as a worm. A number of Chinese proverbs and idioms feature references to a dragon, such as "Hoping one's son will become a dragon" 

In Aztec mythology, Xolotl
was the god with associations to both lightning and death. He was associated with the sunset and would guard the Sun as it traveled through the underworld every night. Dogs were associated with Xolotl. This deity and a dog were believed to lead the soul on its journey to the underworld. He was commonly depicted as a monstrous dog. Xolotl was the god of fire and lightning.He was also god of twins, monsters, misfortune, sickness, and deformities. Xolotl is the canine brother and twin of Quetzalcoatl, the pair being sons of the virgin Coatlicue. He is the dark personification of Venus, the evening star, and was associated with heavenly fire.

African Mask: In most traditional African cultures, the person who wears a ritual mask conceptually loses his or her human life and turns into the spirit represented by the mask itself. This transformation of the mask wearer into a spirit usually relies on other practices, such as specific types of music and dance, or ritual costumes that contribute to conceal the mask-wearer's human identity. The mask wearer thus becomes a sort of medium that allows for a dialogue between the community and the spirits (usually those of the dead or nature-related spirits). Masked dances are a part of most traditional African ceremonies related to weddings, funerals, initiation rites, and so on. Some of the most complex rituals that have been studied by scholars are found in Nigerian cultures such as those of the Yorubaand Edo peoples, that bear some resemblances to the Western notion of theatre.

Since every mask has a specific spiritual meaning, most traditions comprise several different traditional masks. The traditional religion of the Dogon people of Mali, for example, comprises three main cults (the Awa or cult of the dead, the Bini or cult of the communication with the spirits, and the Lebe or cult of nature); each of these has its pantheon of spirits, corresponding to 78 different types of masks overall. 


Northwest Coast transformation masks manifest transformation, usually an animal changing into a mythical being or one animal becoming another. Masks are worn by dancers during ceremonies, they pull strings to open and move the mask—in effect, animating it. In the Eagle mask shown above from the collection of the American Museum of Natural History, you can see the wooden frame and netting that held the mask on the dancer’s head. When the cords are pulled, the eagle’s face and beak split down the center, and the bottom of the beak opens downwards, giving the impression of a bird spreading its wings (see image below). Transformed, the mask reveals the face of an ancestor.

Lascaux (French: Grotte de Lascaux, ) is the setting of a complex of caves near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. The paintings represent primarily large animals, typical local and contemporary fauna that correspond with the fossil record of the Upper Paleolithic time. The drawings are the combined effort of many generations, and with continued debate, the age of the paintings is estimated at around 17,000 years (early Magdalenian). Lascaux was inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1979, as element of the Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley.

The large stone statues of moai, for which Easter Island is famous, were carved in the period 1100–1680 AD (rectified radio-carbon dates). A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections. Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues have torsos, most of them ending at the top of the thighs; a small number are complete figures that kneel on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs.[Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils.




317.

Title: Jewel of the Nile

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: spray paint and mosaic on concrete

Size: 15x30ft 

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016


Content Explanation influence : 



 The Mask of Tutankhamun is a death mask of the 18th-dynasty ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (reigned 1332–1323 BC). It was discovered by Howard Carter in 1925 in tomb KV62 and is now housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The mask is one of the most well known works of art in the world.

According to the Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, the mask is "not only the quintessential image from Tutankhamun's tomb, it is perhaps the best-known object from ancient Egypt itself. Since 2001, research has suggested that it may originally have been intended for Queen Neferneferuaten; her royal name (Ankhkheperure) was found in a partly erased cartouche on the inside of the mask.

Ganesha
(Sanskrit: गणेश, Gaṇeśa, also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, Pillaiyar and Binayak, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali (Indonesia), Bangladesh and Nepal. Hindu denominations worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains and Buddhists.



318.

Title: Echoes of the Gods

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: spray paint on concrete, and glass mosaic

Size: 15x30ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date:2016
 

Content Explanation: 



319.

Title: Grand Imperial

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: spray paint and mosaic on concrete
Size: 18x30 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 

320.

Title: 

Artist:  Lead Artist Rahmaan Statik Student artist from Columbia College, American academy of art, Main west and east Leyden High school


Student artist: 
Adeline bieniarz, Veronica carcamo, Steven Chen, Jasmine Cienfuegos, Kaylee Coyle, Andrea Dunn , Andrea Garcia, Luis Garcia, Kamila Gryczko, Peyton Johnson , Jesus Martinez , John MCcormick, Lauren Schuster, Sofia Soto, Angelica Urbina, Katie Wagner ,Michael Winfield 

Medium: Acrylic paint 

Size: 15x165ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 


320.

Title: 

Artist: Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master architect Fran Loyd Wright ..

The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois. Built between 1909 and 1910, the building was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is renowned as the greatest example of Prairie School, the first architectural style considered uniquely American. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 27, 1963 and was on the first National Register of Historic Places list of October 15, 1966.



321.

Title: Modern Art

Artist: 

 Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.



Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, after 1906 Piet Mondrian. 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.

332.

Title: 

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.
Paul Jackson Pollock (/ˈpɒlək/; January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.


During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame

and notoriety; he was a major artist of his generation.

Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality,

and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945,

he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an

important influence on his career and on his legacy.



333.

Title:  Violin and Candlestick

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.
Georges Braque, 1910, Violin and Candlestick, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Cubism is an early-20th-century art movement which

brought European painting and sculpture historically

forward toward 20th century Modern art. Cubism in its

various forms inspired related movements in literature and

architecture. Cubism has been considered to be among the

most influential art movements of the 20th century.

The term is broadly used in association with a wide

variety of art produced in Paris (Montmartre,

Montparnasse and Puteaux) during the 1910s and through

out the 1920s.



334.

Title: White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose)

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Mark Rothko . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose)


Mark Rothko September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970 , was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. Although Rothko himself refused to adhere to any art movement, he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist.

335.

Title:The Old Guitarist 

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

The Old Guitarist is an oil painting by Pablo Picasso created
late 1903 – early 1904. It depicts an old, blind, haggard man with threadbare clothing weakly hunched over his

guitar, playing in the streets of Barcelona, Spain. It is

currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago as

part of the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.[1]

At the time of The Old Guitarist’s creation, Modernism, Impressionism,

Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism Had

merged and created an overall movement called Expressionism which greatly influenced Picasso’s style.

Furthermore, El Greco, Picasso’s poor standard of living,

and the suicide of a dear friend influenced Picasso’s

style at the time which came to be known as his Blue

Period. Several x-rays, infrared images and

examinations by curators revealed three different figures

hidden behind the old guitarist.


336.

Title: modern art

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 



Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 



337.

Title:  Portrait of Pablo Picasso 

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Juan Gris . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.


Original painting by
 Juan Gris 
In 1906 Juan Gris traveled to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and participated in the development of Cubism. Just six years later, Gris too was known as a Cubist and identified by at least one critic as "Picasso’s disciple." Gris’s style draws upon Analytic Cubism—with its deconstruction and simultaneous viewpoint of objects—but is distinguished by a more systematic geometry and crystalline structure. Here he fractured his sitter’s head, neck, and torso into various planes and simple, geometric shapes but organized them within a regulated, compositional structure of diagonals. The artist further ordered the composition of this portrait by limiting his palette to cool blue, brown, and gray tones that, in juxtaposition, appear luminous and produce a gentle undulating rhythm across the surface of the painting.
Gris depicted Picasso as a painter, palette in hand. The inscription, "Hommage à Pablo Picasso," at the bottom right of the painting demonstrates Gris’s respect for Picasso as a leader of the artistic circles of Paris and as an innovator of Cubism. At the same time, the inscription helped Gris solidify his own place within the Paris art world when he exhibited the portrait at the Salon des Indépendants in the spring of 1912.




338.

Title: modern art

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint 

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Piet Modrian . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.


339.

Title: Modern Art

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium:  Acrylic on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 

The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik) is the popular name given to multiple versions of a composition by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The German title Munch gave these works is Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature). The works show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. Arthur Lubow has described The Scream as "an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time.

Edvard Munch created four versions in paint and pastels. The National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, holds one of two painted versions (1893, shown at right). The Munch Museum holds the other painted version (1910, see gallery, below) and also a pastel version from 1893. These three versions have seldom traveled, though the 1893 pastel was exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2015. The second pastel version from 1895 was sold for $119,922,600 at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art auction on 2 May 2012 to financier Leon Black, the fourth highest nominal price paid for a painting at auction and was displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York from October 2012 to April 2013.

In 1895 Munch created a lithograph stone from which several prints produced by Munch survive. Only approximately four dozen prints were made before the original stone was resurfaced by the printer in Munch's absence.

Both painted versions have been the targets of high-profile art thefts. During the 1994 Olympics the version in the National Gallery was stolen and recovered several months later. In 2004 gunmen took both The Scream and Madonna from the Munch Museum; both were recovered two years later.



340.

Title:abstract painting

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: original painting by  jean-michel basquiat

 Jean-Michel Basquiat December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, punk, and street art cultures had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992.


Basquiat's art focused on "suggestive dichotomies", such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique.


Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a "springboard to deeper truths about the individual", as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism, while his poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle. He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio at the age of 27.

341.

Title: Untitled (Scull/Skull) (1981)

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium:  Acrylic on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 
 Untitled (Scull/Skull) (1981)


342.

Title: Pop Art

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium:  Acrylic on Concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 

Andy Warhol born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental film Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable(1966–67).


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Warhol initially pursued a successful career as a commercial illustrator. After exhibiting his work in several galleries in the late 1950s, he began to receive recognition as an influential and controversial artist. His New York studio, The Factory, became a well-known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. He promoted a collection of personalities known as Warhol superstars, and is credited with coining the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." In the late 1960s, he managed and produced the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground and founded Interview magazine. He authored numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He lived openly as a gay man before the gay liberation movement. After gallbladder surgery, Warhol died of cardiac arrhythmia in February 1987 at the age of 58.

343.

Title: Brush stroke with splatter 

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 



Medium: Acrylic on Concrete wall
 

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 
original painting:  Brush stroke with splatter 

Roy Fox Lichtenstein  October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop artas "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.





345.

Title: Butterfly Spin

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic on Concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 
Original painting  Damien Hirst 


Butterfly Spin Painting was created in collaboration with the public at the Damien Hirst Spin Workshop, in celebration of Damien Hirst’s exhibition “Requiem” (2009) at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine. “Requiem” contained over a hundred new and old works, and remains one of Hirst’s most comprehensive shows to date. Hirst has exhibited globally with Gagosian Gallery and White Cube, and his work can be found in numerous prominent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.


346.

Title: Dürer's Rhinoceros

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Albrecht Dürer


Dürer's Rhinoceros is the name commonly given to a woodcut executed by German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer in 1515. The image is based on a written description and brief sketch by an unknown artist of an Indian rhinoceros that had arrived in Lisbon in 1515. Dürer never saw the actual rhinoceros, which was the first living example seen in Europe since Roman times. In late 1515, the King of Portugal, Manuel I, sent the animal as a gift for Pope Leo X, but it died in a shipwreck off the coast of Italy in early 1516. A live rhinoceros was not seen again in Europe until a second specimen, named Abada, arrived from India at the court of Sebastian of Portugal in 1577, being later inherited by Philip II of Spain around 1580.




347.

Title: Uncle Sam

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 

Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

J. M. Flagg's 1917 poster was based on the original British Lord Kitchener poster of three years earlier. It was used to recruit soldiers for both World War I and World War II. Flagg used a modified version of his own face for Uncle Sam, and veteran Walter Botts provided the pose

James Montgomery Flagg (June 18, 1877 – May 27, 1960) was an American artist, comics artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters.

He created his most famous work in 1917, a poster to encourage recruitment in the United States Army during World War I. It showed Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer (inspired by a British recruitment poster showing Lord Kitchener in a similar pose) with the caption "I Want YOU for U.S. Army". Over four million copies of the poster were printed during World War I, and it was revived for World War II. Flagg used his own face for that of Uncle Sam (adding age and the white goatee), he said later, simply to avoid the trouble of arranging for a model. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt praised his resourcefulness for using his own face as the model. By some accounts though, Flagg had a neighbor, Walter Botts, pose for the piece.

At his peak, Flagg was reported to have been the highest paid magazine illustrator in America. He worked for the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's which were two of the most popular US Journals. In 1946, Flagg published his autobiography, Roses and Buckshot. Apart from his work as an illustrator, Flagg painted portraits which reveal the influence of John Singer Sargent. Flagg's sitters included Mark Twain and Ethel Barrymore; his portrait of Jack Dempsey now hangs in the Great Hall of the National Portrait Gallery. In 1948, he appeared in a Pabst Blue Ribbon magazine ad which featured the illustrator working at an easel in his New York studio with a young lady standing at his side and a tray with an open bottle of Pabst and two filled glasses sat before them.

James Montgomery Flagg died on May 27, 1960, in New York City. He was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York City.




348.

Title: keith haring movement

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 

Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.


Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

Haring's work grew to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs. After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own iconography. 



349.

Title: Job Papers

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium:Acrylic Paint 

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Poster for 'Job' cigarette paper (1896)
This is perhaps one of Mucha’s best-known advertising 
posters, with numerous editions subsequently published in
a variety of formats for international markets. This poster
established the iconic image of the ‘Mucha woman’ with 
her swirls of exaggeratedly abundant hair.
JOB' is a trademark for the Joseph Bardou Company, 
manufacturers of cigarette papers.
In this poster, Mucha placed the prominent female figure 
against a background featuring Job monograms. Holding a
lighted cigarette in her hand, the woman leans her head
backward sensually, and the rising smoke forms an 
arabesque, intertwining with her hair and the company
logo.
Mucha introduced a Byzantine effect, as seen in the 
Gismonda poster, with the border decoration inspired by 
mosaic work which adds an air of dignity to a commercial
 poster. In 1898 Mucha produced another design for Job
which is known as 'great Job'.

Alfons Maria Mucha[1][2] (Czech: [ˈalfons ˈmuxa] 
24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), 
known as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech painter, illustrator
and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau 
period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative
theatrical posters of Sarah Bernhardt.[3] He produced
illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels and 
designs which became among the best-known images 
of the period.

In the second part of his career, at the age of 43, he
returned to his homeland and devoted himself to
 painting a series of twenty monumental canvases 
known as The Slav Epic, depicting the history of all the
Slavic peoples of the world, which he painted between 
1912 and 1926. In 1928, on the 10th anniversary of the
independence of Czechoslovakia, he presented the series
to the Czech nation. He considered it his most important
work. It is now on display in the national museum of
prague.





350.

Title: mc escher Relativity

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.


Relativity is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, first printed in December 1953.


It depicts a world in which the normal laws of gravity do not apply. The architectural structure seems to be the centre of an idyllic community, with most of its inhabitants casually going about their ordinary business, such as dining. There are windows and doorways leading to park-like outdoor settings. All of the figures are dressed in identical attire and have featureless bulb-shaped heads. Identical characters such as these can be found in many other Escher works.


In the world of Relativity, there are three sources of gravity, each being orthogonal to the two others. Each inhabitant lives in one of the gravity wells, where normal physical laws apply. There are sixteen characters, spread between each gravity source, six in one and five each in the other two. The apparent confusion of the lithograph print comes from the fact that the three gravity sources are depicted in the same space.


The structure has seven stairways, and each stairway can be used by people who belong to two different gravity sources. This creates interesting phenomena, such as in the top stairway, where two inhabitants use the same stairway in the same direction and on the same side, but each using a different face of each step; thus, one descends the stairway as the other climbs it, even while moving in the same direction nearly side-by-side. In the other stairways, inhabitants are depicted as climbing the stairways upside-down, but based on their own gravity source, they are climbing normally.


Each of the three parks belongs to one of the gravity wells. All but one of the doors seem to lead to basements below the parks. Though physically possible, such basements are certainly unusual and add to the surreal effect of the picture.


This is one of Escher’s most popular works and has been used in a variety of ways.

351.

Title: The Vitruvian Man

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: 



Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.


Original artist Leonardo da Vinci

The Vitruvian Man or simply L'Uomo Vitruviano is a drawing made by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man. It is kept in the Gabinetto dei disegni e stampe of the Gallerie dell'Accademia, in Venice, Italy, under reference 228. Like most works on paper, it is displayed to the public only occasionally, so it is not part of the normal exhibition of the museum.


The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human body proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the classical orders of architecture. Vitruvius determined that the ideal body should be eight heads high. Leonardo's drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect.



352.

Title:  A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
 

Artist: Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


 

Medium: Acrylic Paint concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content ExplanationStudent artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Georges-Pierre Seurat 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility; on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886), altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

Seurat was born on the 2 December 1859 in Paris, at 60 rue de Bondy (now rue René Boulanger). The Seurat family moved to 136 boulevard de Magenta (now 110 boulevard de Magenta) in 1862 or 1863. His father, Antoine Chrysostome Seurat, originally from Champagne, was a former legal official who had become wealthy from speculating in property, and his mother, Ernestine Faivre, was from Paris. Georges had a brother, Émile Augustin, and a sister, Marie-Berthe, both older. His father lived in Le Raincy and visited his wife and children once a week at boulevard de Magenta.

Georges Seurat first studied art at the École Municipale de Sculpture et Dessin, near his family's home in the boulevard Magenta, which was run by the sculptor Justin Lequien. In 1878 he moved on to the École des Beaux-Arts where he was taught by Henri Lehmann, and followed a conventional academic training, drawing from casts of antique sculpture and copying drawings by old masters. Seurat's studies resulted in a well-considered and fertile theory of contrasts: a theory to which all his work was thereafter subjected. His formal artistic education came to an end in November 1879, when he left the École des Beaux-Arts for a year of military service.

After a year at the Brest Military Academy, he returned to Paris where he shared a studio with his friend Aman-Jean, while also renting a small apartment at 16 rue de Chabrol. For the next two years, he worked at mastering the art of monochrome drawing. His first exhibited work, shown at the Salon, of 1883, was a Conté crayon drawing of Aman-Jean. He also studied the works of Eugène Delacroix carefully, making notes on his use of color.



353.

Title: Time Transfixed

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Time Transfixed (La Durée poignardée) is an oil on canvas painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. It is part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and is usually on display in the museum's new Modern Wing.

354.

Title: Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar 

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 5x 15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn  . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar is a 1659 oil on canvas painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt, one of over 40 self-portraits by Rembrandt. It has been noted as a self-portrayal of subtle and somber qualities, a work in which may be seen "the stresses and strains of a life compounded of creative triumphs and personal and financial reverses". Once owned by Andrew W. Mellon, it has been in the National Gallery of Art since 1937.

355.

Title:  Frida Kahlo self portrait 

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Frieda Kahlo . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera 6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, post colonialism, gender, class and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist.

356.

Title: Dogs Playing poker

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on Concrete

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation:  Student artwork depicting master painter  . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Dogs Playing Poker, by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, refers collectively to an 1894 painting, a 1903 series of sixteen oil paintings commissioned by Brown & Bigelow to advertise cigars, and a 1910 painting. All eighteen paintings in the overall series feature anthropomorphized dogs, but the eleven in which dogs are seated around a card table have become well known in the United States as examples of kitsch art in home decoration.

Critic Annette Ferrara has described Dogs Playing Poker as "indelibly burned into ... the American collective-schlock subconscious ... through incessant reproduction on all manner of pop ephemera".


Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (September 18, 1844 – January 13, 1934) was an American artist, mainly known for his series of paintings Dogs Playing Poker. Known as "Cash" or "Kash" in his family, he often signed his work in the 19th century with the latter spelling, sometimes spelling his name, for comic effect, as Kash Koolidge.




357.

Title:  The Kiss

Artist : Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


 

Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter  . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.
Gustav Klimt
The Kiss (in German LiebespaarLovers) is an oil painting, with added silver

and gold leaf by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, and was painted
between 1907 and 1908 during the height of Klimt's "Golden Period".

The painting depicts a couple embracing one another, their bodies entwined in elaborate beautiful robes decorated in a style influenced by the contemporary

Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement.

The painting hangs in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the

Belvedere palaceVienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early

modern period. It is an icon of the Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau

and is considered Klimt's most popular work.



358.

Title: Freedom from Want

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete wall 

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Norman Rockwell . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Freedom from Want, also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I'll Be Home for Christmas, is the third of the Four Freedoms series of four oil paintings by American artist Norman Rockwell. The works were inspired by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address, known as Four Freedoms.

The painting was created in November 1942 and published in the March 6, 1943 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. All of the people in the picture were friends and family of Rockwell in ArlingtonVermont, who were photographed individually and painted into the scene. The work depicts a group of people gathered around a dinner table for a holiday meal. Having been partially created on Thanksgiving Day to depict the celebration, it has become an iconic representation for Americans of the Thanksgiving holiday and family holiday gatherings in general. The Post published Freedom from Want with a corresponding essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series. Despite many who endured sociopolitical hardships abroad, Bulosan's essay spoke on behalf of those enduring the socioeconomic hardships domestically, and it thrust him into prominence.



359.

Title: American Gothic

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic paint on concrete 

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Grant Wood. Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

American Gothic is a 1930 painting by  in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood was inspired to paint what is now known as the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, along with "the kind of people I fancied should live in that house." It depicts a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be his sister.

The figures were modeled by Wood's sister Nan Wood Graham and their dentist Dr. Byron McKeeby. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron evoking 19th-century Americana, and the man is holding a pitchfork. The plants on the porch of the house are mother-in-law's tongue and beefsteak begonia, which are the same as the plants in Wood's 1929 portrait of his mother Woman with Plants.


360.

Title: David

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content 

David is a life-size marble sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The sculpture was one of many commissions to decorate the villa of Bernini's patron Cardinal Scipione Borghese – where it still resides today, as part of the Galleria Borghese. It was completed in the course of seven months from 1623 to 1624.

370.

Title: Mona Lisa

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete wall 

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Leonardo da Vinci . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world".[1] The Mona Lisa is also one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history at $100 million in 1962, which is worth nearly $800 million in 2017.

The painting is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, and is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel. It had been believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506; however, Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. Recent academic work suggests that it would not have been started before 1513. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797.

The subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic,[9] the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.




371.

Title: The Pietà

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Date: 2016

Content Explanation: Student artwork depicting master painter Michelangelo . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

The Pietà  English: "The Pity"; 1498–1499) is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's BasilicaVatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.

This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unprecedented in Italian sculpture. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism.




372.

Title: Nighthawks

Artist:  Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik and Student artist: 


Medium: Acrylic Paint on concrete wall

Size: 5x15 ft

Location: 5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
Parking garage 

Date: 2016

Content ExplanationStudent artwork depicting master painter Edward Hopper . Creative director/curator Rahmaan Statik.

Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night. It has been described as Hopper's best known work and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art.





373.

Title: Its Art Hear

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: Spray paint on brick wall

Size: 20x300 ft

Location: Village of Rosemont

Date: 2014

Content Explanation: 
Student mural project in the village of Rosemont




374.

Title: Its Art Hear

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: Spray paint on brick wall

Size: 20x300 ft

Location: Village of Rosemont

Date: 2014-15

Content Explanation: 
Student mural project in the village of Rosemont


375.

Title: Its Art Hear

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: Spray paint on brick wall

Size: 20x300 ft

Location: Village of Rosemont

Date: 2015

Content Explanation: 
Student mural project in the village of Rosemont


380.

Title: Chi Wolves

Artist: Rahmaan Statik

Medium: Acrylic Paint on brick wall

Size: 20x120 ft

Location: Village of Rosemont

Date: 2014

Content Explanation: 


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