New this month, February 6 – May 16 Legion of Honor, Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia exhibition features more than 70 works. San Francisco, CA https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/pierre-bonnard
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art News ~ a significant collection of 62 Masterworks, including Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Homer, and Seurat unseen for decades were bequeathed to the museum from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and will become part of the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Interesting tidbit, the National Gallery of Art was founded in 1937 by Paul’s father, Andrew Mellon.
26 additional Masterworks from the Mellon Collection were also given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), including Pissarro, Gauguin, Degas, van Dongen, van Gogh, & Seurat.
Great exhibit and there’s still time to visit!
Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George at the de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA. February 15–May 11, 2014
Petunias – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1920, de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Lake George [formerly Reflection Seascape] – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1922. de Young San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Autumn Leaves, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1924. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Museum
Apple Family – 2, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1920 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe NM
Lake George with White Birch – Georgia O’Keeffe, Private collection.
Lake George – Georgia O’Keeffe,1922 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Lake George Barns – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1926 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. 2 – Georgia O’Keeffe. 1930. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Starlight Night, Lake George, 1922. Private Collection
The Chestnut Grey – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1924, Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis, MN
Lake George Early Moonrise – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1930. Legion of Honor San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Brown and Tan Leaves – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1928
Petunia No. 2 – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1924. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – Burnett Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
Purple Leaves – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1922
Autumn Trees ‘The Maple’ – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1924
Red Barn, Lake George, New York – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1921
Dark Lavender Leaves – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1921
Absolutely spectacular! Intimate Impressionism at the Legion of Honor is a must see. What a collection. Additional paintings (Vuillard & van Gogh) from the museums permanent collection were also brought out of storage and featured in the regular Impressionist room upstairs. Posting a few combined highlights and also added individual close ups to my regular Pinterest Museums & Art board. It’s a beautiful spring afternoon in San Francisco.
Intimate Impressionism, Mar 29 – Aug 3, 2014
70+ Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, still life’s, interiors, and portraits, from the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This exhibition will illuminate the process of painting directly in nature with Impressionist precursors. Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Boudin, Sisley, Degas, Gauguin, Morisot, Bonnard, van Gogh and Vuillard.
Are you passionate about spring, flowers and the fine arts? Don’t miss the Bouquets to Art exhibition this week, March 18 – 23 at the de Young museum in San Francisco. [2 days remaining]. Amazing floral creations in every gallery, each placed next to original paintings, carvings, and tapestries. Featured selections incorporate natural substrates, blossoms to express color, texture, space and movement of interpreted artwork. Creative colorful eye candy. Sharing 60+ highlights on Pinterest. Enjoy!
Amazing artwork undertaking and creative vision! Painting Animation Work Stations (PAWS) are the work stations, specially invented and patented by BreakThru Productions, to create an extraordinary work space that allows thirty painters to complete the 80-minute Loving Vincent movie in two years. The painters will hand paint 56,800 frames, inspired by the style and the hand of van Gogh. Loving Vincent will be the world’s first feature length painted animation, with every shot painted with oil paints on canvas, just as Vincent himself painted.
You can find out more about this project here: