I was really excited to see such amazing works in this art show.
My friend Mark and I visited several galleries.
Museum of Arts & Crafts
An artist set up an area for people to create that includes scraps of fabric and other notions. Mark was ready to leave, so I very quickly made this tangled piece.
Minnesota Street Galleries
Incredible collages by Vik Muniz.
Most of you know that Sargent is one of my favorite painters and so I was extremely excited to see this show.
I love this visceral ceramic piece.
This incredible installation by Charles Lee explores black cowboys.
I was not surprised that I'd love this show. It is completely over the top and decadent.
I had to revisit a few of my favorite paintings as well.
Art quilt detail
I have worked in many wood shops and this just looks like one of the scrap bins.
Detail from oil painting.
Once a year, the de Young Museum hosts an event where they invite florists to bring in flower arrangements to compliment some of the artworks.
Afterward, my friend Airy and I sketched.
I honestly felt that some of the street art I stumbled upon was more interesting than many things in the art galleries. However, I found this drawing that I fell in love with.
John Singer Sargent is one of my favorite painters.
Rembrandt may be my very favorite painter.
I want to research this artist more. This extremely black painting was my favorite of the day.
Details I Love
Today my mom and I hit the art museum during my MidWest visit. I've been really excited to see the Alphonse Mucha exhibit. No picture were allowed, but I've included ones I found on the internet.
I was really excited to see a drawing by Theodore Roszak because I've only ever seen his sculpture.
Here is an example of one of my favorite pieces by Theodore Roszak.
Today I met up with a friend for a small art gallery opening. It was nice in that I ran into friends that I haven't seen in a while. It was also nice to meet a new artist who had such a great attitude. It was refreshing.
I met Shirley Chong outside of the gallery. Shirley was super cool and I loved their work.
Outside the gallery, above the door header.
Every year, the de Young Museum hosts a show where they invite florist to come in and pair their work with artworks in their collection. There were some really great ones and a few that were extremely amateurish.
First though, I wanted to visit pieces by two of my favorite sculptors–Stephen De Stabler (left) & Nick Cave (right)
I always have to stop to admire the genius brushwork of John Singer Sargent.
Then it was off to see flowers and art together.
Without a doubt, both my friend Airy and I agreed that this was the best because it moved away from classical flower arranging to art.
Inspired by African art
Somewhat literal, but beautiful regardless.
I'm preparing to delve into painting a still life and so when I passed by these paintings, I took note of the way the artist dealt with the upper corners.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.