Saturday, July 25, 2015

de Young

J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free | Herbst Exhibition Galleries

J.M.W. Turner
Almost hidden in Golden Gate Park is San Francisco's de  Young museum. Currently there are a couple of exhibitions worth noting.

Imagination and technique, Mr. Turner had his way with both. He is often regarded for his portrayal of light and celebrated as one of the greatest British painters of the nineteenth century. Painting Set Free focuses on his late career, an era punctuated by motifs of nature, history, and theology. Running through September 30th click here for tickets. Enjoy the fine arts museums of San Francisco.

Shaping Abstraction | Gallery 11
B. Diller | Second Theme #272 | ca. 1934-36

Drawing from the early to mid 20th century, the American Abstractionists presented in this de Young exhibition, are the New York-based artists who helped to drive the explanations of abstraction. Shaping Abstraction offers some robust examples of the art that would spawn The AAA. American Abstract Artists (AAA) pushed for the acceptance of this art form in the U.S. Many of the works are gleaned from generous local collections. This event runs through August 30th.


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