Edgar Degas exhibit is coming to the Petaluma Arts Center!

Edgar Degas exhibit is coming to the Petaluma Arts Center June 20– July 26, 2015! An exhibit including 40+ drawings, prints, pastels and photographs by French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) from his early days. The show will also include works by other artists in Degas’ circle, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne and Henri de Toulouse-Latrec.

BY DAN TAYLOR – THE PRESS DEMOCRAT  March 19, 2015

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/entertainment/3686342-181/edgar-degas-exhibit-comes-to

Edgar Degas study for "Plough Horse"

Edgar Degas study for “Plough Horse,” ca. 1860-61

 

Botticelli to Braque exhibition at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

A feast for the eyes, 500 years and 50+ art masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, rich with history, color, captured moments and lasting impressions. Renaissance classics El Greco, Vermeer, van Dyck, Rembrandt and of course my favorite impressionists, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Pissarro, and Bonnard.

Don’t miss it! Botticelli to Braque exhibition at the deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA March 7–May 31, 2015 • http://deyoung.famsf.org/scotland

Botticelli, ca. 1490, Reverend Robert Walker, Skating on Duddingston Loch – Henry Raeburn, ca.1795, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw – John Singer Sargent, 1892. The Big Trees – Paul Cézanne, ca. 1904. An Old Woman Cooking Eggs – Diego Velázquez, 1618. Diego Martelli – Edgar Degas, 1879.

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #1

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Allegory (Fábula) – El Greco, ca. 1585-95, The Vale of Dedham – John Constable, 1827, Mars & Venus – Paolo Veronese, 1570, Margaret Lindsay of Evelick – Allan Ramsay, 1758, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary – Johannes Vermeer, 1654.

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #2

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marne at Chennevières – Camille Pissarro, 1885, La Luzerne, Saint Denis – Georges Seurat, 1884, Lave at Vernonnet – Pierre Bonnard, 1912-1914, Collioure – Andre Derain, 1905, Populars on the Epte – Claude Monet, 1891.

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #3

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diego Martelli – Edgar Degas, 1879. The Candlestick – Edouard Vuillard, 1900, The Painting Session – Henri Matisse, 1919, Head of a Woman – Alexis Von Jawlensky, 1911, Gas Jet, and Bottle. – Pablo Picasso, 1913.

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #4

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother & Child – Pablo Picasso, 1902, Showing a young girl the head of his father – Max Ernst, 1927, Three Tahitians – Paul Gauguin, 1899. The Candlestick – George Braque, 1911.

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #5

Botticelli to Braque exhibition #5

Scavenger hunt ~ Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork

Sharing some local creative fun in Sebastopol. Finding and photographing these sculptures is like a scavenger hunt. I’ve added a new Pinterest board featuring 100+ Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork. Patrick Amiot Junk Arts Sculptures, throughout Sebastopol, CA and Sonoma County.

http://www.patrickamiot.com

https://www.pinterest.com/mace707/patrick-amiot-brigitte-laurents-amazing-collection/

Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent's amazing creations of recycled artwork #1

Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork #1

Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent's amazing creations of recycled artwork #2

Patrick Amiot & Brigitte Laurent’s amazing creations of recycled artwork #2

Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, San Francisco

Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, SF
Through February 16, 2015
HERBST SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES

Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, with supplemental loans from public and private collections. The exhibition features more than 130 works, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulins and canvases, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings. The exhibition creates a narrative that explores Haring’s responses to nuclear proliferation, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and other issues of deep personal concern.

https://deyoung.famsf.org/haring/about

Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, #1

Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young museum, #1


Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, #2

Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young museum, #2


Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, #3

Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young museum, #3


Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, #4

Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young museum, #4


Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, #5

Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young museum, #5


Keith Haring: The Political Line, at the de Young museum, #6

Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young museum, #6

Van Gogh’s series of 4 Sunflower paintings, 1888

3,6,14 & 15 Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (series of 4 paintings)

3,6,14 & 15 Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (series of 4 paintings)

Inspired by the colorful sunflowers this summer in Sonoma County, I came across this article that peaked my interest combining both my passion for art and nature. A book published last year, The Sunflowers are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh’s Masterpiece by author and journalist Martin Bailey, one of Britain’s foremost arts investigators, sheds new information about Van Gogh’s series of 4 Sunflower paintings created in August 1888 in southern France.

Bailey’s book Reveals fresh details about van Gogh’s four sunflower paintings and new information about two of these sunflower paintings, now lost to public view. One has disappeared into a private collection in 1993, previously owned by Greek shipping tycoon George Embiricos and the other lost in Ashiya, Japan during World War II at Hiroshima. The remaining two are currently on display in European galleries and were under threat during WWII, liberated by the Monuments Men and saved from destruction.

Mystery of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Unearthed (series of 4 paintings)
* Three Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888. Private Collection.
* Six Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888. destroyed by fire during WWII Ashiya, Japan.
* Fourteen Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888. Neue Pinakothek, Munich Germany.
* Fifteen Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888. National Gallery, London UK.

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Three Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888.

Three Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888. Private Collection.

Six Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888.

Six Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888.

Fourteen Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888

Fourteen Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888.

Fifteen Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888.

Fifteen Sunflowers – Vincent Van Gogh, Aug 1888.

August Summer Garden Moments

Captured a few garden moments this weekend. Featuring Buddleia butterfly bush extraordinaire & Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Golden Sunflower, Hollyhock, Crocosmia ‘Rowallane Orange’, Hydrangea and Anemone blossoms.

August Garden moments

August Garden moments