I was disappointed in the Klimt exhibit at the Legion of Honour because it was far too small. It was also poorly organized.
It wasn't until I was in college around 2002 that one of my mixed-media instructors kept urging me to explore Rauschenberg's work. I finally grew to love his amazing formalism.
After visiting his current exhibit at SFMOMA, I am surprised by the wide range of mediums he employed. I must admit I like his earlier works and when he discovered silkscreening, I believe the quality of his work declined.
"Red is the most difficult of colors" –Rauschenberg
I really love this piece and would consider creating a version of it and then naming it after him.
This was probably the most surprising piece that used a pool of bubbling mud that corresponded to sound equipment.
Today was the reopening of the Randall Museum. A sketcher's group decided to attend and I joined them.
I visited art studios out at Hunter's Point with a friend. Saw A LOT of boring "art" and one painting I really liked.
Kubo is associated with ArtSeed. ArtSeed's mission is to connect the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond through projects that explore links between classical and cutting-edge fine arts disciplines.
Visited my artist friends' new art studio and met a couple of new people. I was especially intrigued by this artist's work, which is woven hair.
Visited the SFMOMA today to check out the traveling show by Edvard Munch. His skin colors are spot on, but I'm not a fan of his brushstrokes. Some of his later compositions are good too, but in the end, I'm not a huge fan.
This self portrait was painted when he was 19. It was my definitely my favorite.
This is only a small portion of the painting, but I love it just like this.
I absolutely loved this show and met one of the artists, who was so excited to share his work with me. I love this gallery!
Exposed Opening Reception
August 3, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue Creativity Explored
Location 3245 16th Street
Exposed highlights the work of six artists who routinely represent the nude figure in various media. Gallery and Exhibitions Manager Amy Auerbach and Gallery Associate Stephanie Rudd say that the exhibition’s theme was particularly inspired by Antonio Benjamin, whose extensive work in the genre was recently recognized with a book, Book of Nudes, published by Books for All Press. The exhibition also includes artwork in a variety of media by Andrew Bixler, Camille Holvoet, José Nuñez, Thomas Pringle, and Kate Thompson.
Love the composition and especially the vibrant yellows.
I always love his work!
The Ft. Wayne Art Museum had some amazing pieces to see. Here are a few discoveries:
This incredibly fantastic photo is quite large and the detail was astounding. This inspired me to look up more of her work on-line. I am a fan!
Sun shining through a glass sculptural work by Winnie Teschmacher.
In the art museum's gift shop, there were these nice sculptures by Mary Pat Wallen. Obviously she is inspired by Giacometti.
My mom and I visited Wabash Indiana to look at a bunch of public sculptures, which were okay. However, the best find of the day was in an antique shop and discovered some outsider/folk art in a back room. So bizarre!
Spent the day with an artist friend at the de Young Museum. We visited the painter's show, that seemed like Pop Art before it was a thing. Interesting, but didn't move me. It felt like graphic design work.
One of the best things was the new lobby installation by Leonardo Drew.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.