Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

The Art of…

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We drove to the deYoung Museum to see the Art of Venice last Friday. The day was beautiful and clear, but since it was a featured exhibit, no photos were allowed. (You may be relieved that I couldn’t stuff this blog with more Italian art…) so when I came across an exhibit of the work of Stephen DeStaebler I thought that would be plan B, but the guard said that couldn’t be photographed either…couldn’t share the clay faces and tortured bodies…plan C was modern art that I randomly enjoyed on the visit…not third place, because standing in front of an original Wayne Thiebaud really gets my blood pumping…just happens to be what I could photograph on this particular day…although I had seen this one before (I had a poster of it in my classroom for many years…in person is better for sure…

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These two that I had not seen before had me instantly, deeply in love…and there I was, as the label said, somewhere between representation and abstraction and being absorbed by the colors…

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Wayne Thiebaud, Ponds and Streams, 2001

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Wayne Thiebaud, Diagional Freeway, 1993
They are sooooo California…
Also, there was

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Sam Francis, Hello, 1986

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Robert Motherwell, Music over Music, 1981

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William deKooning, Untitled XX, 1977 and

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Richard Diebenkorn, Berkeley No. 3, 1977
What I like about museums is that my visual cravings get satisfied even in the smallest details…down to the fresh flowers in the bathroom

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And restaurant

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The hand blown lights in the restaurant

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There at the entrance door was a fabulous floral display using the architecture of the building and the light reflecting from the courtyard to create a sculptural visual treat for me to enjoy…

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We didn’t remember a day with such great weather, so an investigation of the exterior was in order…here is the reward

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The pattern of the exterior siding is carried through everything (did you notice the dots in the restaurant above?)

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a cougar struggling with a snake

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And a certain somebody thought they could improve on it…hey, joker, this isn’t interactive art!
A tribute to Francis Scott Key

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Then back across the bridge to home…

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2 thoughts on “The Art of…

  1. Loveing all the beautiful artwork! Thank you!<3

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