Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The new de Young Museum of Fine Arts

So, Monday I visited SF MOMA and left feeling a little disappointed. Now today I visited the de Young and I was delighted with what I saw. There's something here for every taste. Portraits, photography, furniture, sculpture, primitive art. All displayed in a way that stimulates the senses. This building is a pleasure to walk through. It invites you to enter each gallery and rewards you with changing light and themes. Yes, I'm raving about it...

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942)
Afternoon in the Cluny Garden,Paris,1889


Annie said...

Thanks for the pics! I was looking for the Curran painting ("In the Cluny Garden") and your blog is the only place I've found it. After looking at his other work from the same period, it seems that the Cluny piece is more serious, and less overly-sweet and frothy than his other very Gibson-girlish stuff from that era. Such a nice painting.

I find it interesting that one of your other choices was my husband's favorite from our visit today! The mercury-glass on mirror installation is certainly an interesting piece. We looked at it for some time. Thanks again.

Peter Reynolds said...

Glad you enjoyed the de Young!