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Monday, August 30, 2010

Paris Visits SF

Have you been to the Impressionist exhibit at the DeYoung yet?

I am talking about the exhibit of paintings on loan from the Musee d'Orsay.

This is a once in a lifetime event and not to be missed!

Somehow, I let the King Tut exhibit slip by (and frankly, tears did not fall)

But THIS one...I've already been four times...

loved it each time...

and will probably go once more before the week is out.

So, if you haven't seen the exhibit yet...

I'd highly recommend you try and carve out some time.

Go look and marvel...

Go even if you've seen it all before in Paris..

(just think of the $ you'd save on plane fare!)

I guarantee you will not be disappointed

Here are a few of my faves:

The Bather (not sure if this is the correct title and I don't know the artist, but I just LOVE this painting. I love the glimmering brass bracelet. And the sheen of the tub. Also the woman's translucent slip in the water and her fixated stare. And the duck water spigot. And the watch in the soap dish. Does it sound like this is my favorite?).

The Moonlight ( again, don't remember the artist and I am really not sure of the title of the painting but I love the deep blue color of the night sky and how the moon shines over the women on the dock)

Turkeys (Monet)(this is a huge painting and there is something so refreshing about those white turkeys and those translucent tail feathers!)

The Cradle (Berthe Morisot) I have purchased many postcards of this painting several times and have given many cards with baby gifts (by the way, prints never do a painting justice). I love the sweetness in the way the mother stares at the precious little one)

The Dancing Lesson (Degas) (it is fun to examine the color each dancer's bow, their positions, ,their relationship to the instructor, their actions i.e. the dancer scratching her back, the colors, the room itself...lots of things happening here!

The Floor Scrapers (Caillebotte) (those bare, brawny backs...need I say more?)

I encourage you to go...for really, it is not to be missed...


Anonymous said...

When is the exhibit closing? I'd love to see it again!


Anonymous said...

Ahhh...finally checked on the DeYoung website...it ends on Monday. But they do have extended hours over the weekend...so happy...think I'll head on up there! (And maybe head over to some cool French restaurant...just to enhance the whole experience!)


Packet of Seeds said...

Would you like to go together? If you are with me, it's free!

Anonymous said...

How strange! I sent a note last night...don't know why it's not here!

How about Friday night? I think they're open till 10pm.


Anonymous said...

My favorite is the first one. The Bath by Alfred George Stevens 1867

Have fun.

Judy said...

I love the mother and veiled cradle also...sounds great. Enjoy the visit.

Anonymous said...

Hi...I found out that tickets to the exhibition are completely sold out for the weekend, so I won't be going up. (Too bad...I was looking forward to the Friday night soiree!)

So glad we went up earlier in the summer...I wouldn't have wanted to miss it!

Au revoir...Gwen