Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

July celebrates not only the birth of the American nation, but also that of many notable artists from various time periods and artistic movements. As the month draws to a close, here’s a quick look at some important figures and their works which have passed through the galleries of the de Young and Legion of Honor.

July 9th: David Hockney (1937)

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Image courtesy of © David Hockney

The de Young presented David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, from October 26, 2013 through January 20, 2014. Assembled by Hockney exclusively for the de Young, this exhibition marked the return to California of the most influential and best-known British artist of his generation.

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The #mysterymuse is known as Schiava Turca (Turkish Slave) but it was a case of mistaken identity. Her balzo was confused for a turban and her gold wrist chain was seen as a symbol of captivity. Scholars now believe she was a poet. #onview in Gallery 5 beginning Saturday

The #mysterymuse is known as Schiava Turca (Turkish Slave) but it was a case of mistaken identity. Her balzo was confused for a turban and her gold wrist chain was seen as a symbol of captivity. Scholars now believe she was a poet. #onview in Gallery 5 beginning Saturday

artnet:

"I don’t paint to live, I live to paint." - Willem de Kooning
A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, famed artist Willem de Kooning was born on this day in 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Happy birthday, Willem de Kooning! Learn more about Untitled XX, a collection highlight, in this archived blog post. NOTE: This work is currently not on view.

artnet:

"I don’t paint to live, I live to paint." - Willem de Kooning

A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, famed artist Willem de Kooning was born on this day in 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Happy birthday, Willem de Kooning! Learn more about Untitled XX, a collection highlight, in this archived blog post. NOTE: This work is currently not on view.

Head over to the huffpostarts to test your knoweldge of Georgia O’Keeffe for a chance to win two VIP tickets to see Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George!

flavorpill:

Some of the most satisfying, well-deserved wins in Oscar history.
10 Times Oscar Got It (Unexpectedly) Right

#ThrowbackThursday to our recently closed exhibition, The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, which featured the stunning emerald necklace adorning Elizabeth Taylor in this picture!

flavorpill:

Some of the most satisfying, well-deserved wins in Oscar history.

10 Times Oscar Got It (Unexpectedly) Right

#ThrowbackThursday to our recently closed exhibition, The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, which featured the stunning emerald necklace adorning Elizabeth Taylor in this picture!

legionofhonormuseum:

This Saturday, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of a Lady will go on view in Gallery 14. This painting, once in the possession of Hitler’s chief art thief Hermann Göring, was restored to its rightful owners by the Monuments Men and later gifted to the Legion by Roscoe and Margaret Oakes. Tomorrow (Friday, February 7) at noon (PST), join us for an Art Talk on the Monuments Men co-hosted with the Google Art Project, and featuring presentations from The Frick Art Reference Library, the Archives of American Art, UC Berkeley, and the American Institute for Conservation Oral History. And pay close attention because we’ll be giving away a Monuments Men movie poster signed by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and Bob Balaban! Head over to our Facebook page after the Art Talk to answer a trivia question to win!Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641). Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1620. Oil on canvas. Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Collection. 75.2.11

legionofhonormuseum:

This Saturday, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of a Lady will go on view in Gallery 14. This painting, once in the possession of Hitler’s chief art thief Hermann Göring, was restored to its rightful owners by the Monuments Men and later gifted to the Legion by Roscoe and Margaret Oakes. 

Tomorrow (Friday, February 7) at noon (PST), join us for an Art Talk on the Monuments Men co-hosted with the Google Art Project, and featuring presentations from The Frick Art Reference Library, the Archives of American Art, UC Berkeley, and the American Institute for Conservation Oral History. 

And pay close attention because we’ll be giving away a Monuments Men movie poster signed by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and Bob Balaban! Head over to our Facebook page after the Art Talk to answer a trivia question to win!

Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641). Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1620. Oil on canvas. Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Collection. 75.2.11

legionofhonormuseum:

Meet Thomas Carr Howe, Jr., our director from 1939-1968 and a leading member of the Monuments Men. Serving directly under Ltd. Cdr. George L. Stout (played by George Clooney in the upcoming movie), Howe salvaged countless artworks stolen by the Nazis, including Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child (1501) and Jan Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece (1432).
This Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m (PST), learn more about this fascinating member of our museum family during an Art Talk co-hosted with the Google Art Project. Featuring presentations from UC Berkeley, The Frick Art Reference Library, the Archives of American Art, and the American Institute for Conservation Oral History Project, this Art Talk tells the true stories behind the Monuments Men.

legionofhonormuseum:

Meet Thomas Carr Howe, Jr., our director from 1939-1968 and a leading member of the Monuments Men. Serving directly under Ltd. Cdr. George L. Stout (played by George Clooney in the upcoming movie), Howe salvaged countless artworks stolen by the Nazis, including Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child (1501) and Jan Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece (1432).

This Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m (PST), learn more about this fascinating member of our museum family during an Art Talk co-hosted with the Google Art Project. Featuring presentations from UC Berkeley, The Frick Art Reference Library, the Archives of American Art, and the American Institute for Conservation Oral History Project, this Art Talk tells the true stories behind the Monuments Men.

paigecampbelllinden:

model: haley wood
mau: tia kanaholo
photo & styling: paige campbell linden
www.paigecampbelllinden.com

paigecampbelllinden:

model: haley wood

mau: tia kanaholo

photo & styling: paige campbell linden

www.paigecampbelllinden.com

angelwerks:

Old Woman; de Young Museum, San Francisco; August 14th, 2013
© 2014 andi jones

Art for all ages!

angelwerks:

Old Woman; de Young Museum, San Francisco; August 14th, 2013

© 2014 andi jones

Art for all ages!

Unfortunately Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter closes this weekend, two weeks before Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss your chance to experience Sweden’s best kept secret and one of John Singer Sargent’s greatest rivals. 
Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter closes this Sunday, February 2. 
Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860—1920). In Alhambra Park, 1887.   Watercolor. Zornmuseet, Mora. Photograph by Lars Berglund

Unfortunately Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter closes this weekend, two weeks before Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss your chance to experience Sweden’s best kept secret and one of John Singer Sargent’s greatest rivals. 

Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter closes this Sunday, February 2. 

Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860—1920). In Alhambra Park, 1887.   Watercolor. Zornmuseet, Mora. Photograph by Lars Berglund