Postcards From Aunt Pennie

By | September 27, 2015

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

2016/05/12: de Young Museum in San Francisco, Aunt Pennie and Grandpa Marshall.

Pierre Bonnard : Painting Arcadia

2016/04/06: Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Aunt Pennie and Grandpa Marshall.

Pierre Bonnard was a French painter and sculptor active from 1890 to his death in 1947.  He was a member of Les Nabis.  Like Van Gogh and other post-Impressionists, his style was influenced by Japanese woodcuts.  I saw Pissarro in his bucolic pastoral scenes, Gaugin in some of the rounded figures in yellow and orange, Cezanne in his warped tabletops, and a little Mucha in the quartet of panels of women loosely associated with the four seasons.

Disney and Dali

2015/09/25: Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco, Aunt Pennie and Uncle Josh (Draskovich).  An exhibit of the intersection of Walt Disney, Salvador Dali, and Surrealism.

J.M.W. Tuner: Painting Set Free

2015/09/?: de Young Museum in San Francisco, Aunt Pennie and Grandpa Marshall.  Retrospective of Turner’s later works.

From the de Young newsletter:

Turner 1

“Bringing together more than sixty oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity, when some of his most iconic works were created.

Challenging myths, assumptions, and interpretations that have grown around his later work, this show reveals a painter distinguished by the broad scope of his knowledge and imagination, as well as his experimental techniques, processes, and use of materials.”

Turner 2


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