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Botticelli to Braque

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Saturday 7th March 2015-Sunday 31st May 2015
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr , San Francisco, CA, 94118
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This exhibition features work by famous artists from Botticelli to Braque spanning a period of more than 400 years from the Italian renaissance to the 20th century. Among the 55 masterpieces loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland, Sandro Botticelli's The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485), has never before been seen in the United States until this tour. Works of some of the greatest names in art including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Cezane are on display.

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The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (1490)   by Sandro Botticelli | 301 views
Painting - Tempera and gold on canvas.


The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Sandro Botticelli. ca.1490. Tempera and gold on canvas. Scottish National Gallery.. The digital file is of dimensions 2912 x 4440 pixels. At 150 dpi (lower recommended cutoff for good resolution printing), this file can be printed to a maximum size of 20 inches x 30 inches. While larger prints of such files are regularly made, one must inspect the preview of the final print before submitting batch orders to a printing machine.

 

 
 
 

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary
By Johannes Vermeer

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

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63 inch x 56 inch
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1655
 

Venus Anadyomene
By Titian

Venus Anadyomene

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29.8 inch x 22.7 inch
Oil on canvas
1520
 

Man with a Guitar
By Georges Braque

Man with a Guitar

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45.75 inch x 31.9 inch
Oil on canvas
1912
 

Three Tahitians
By Paul Gauguin

Three Tahitians

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Oil on canvas
1899
 

The Big Trees
By Paul Cézanne

The Big Trees

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1904
 

Alfalfa Fields Saint Denis
By Georges Seurat

Alfalfa Fields Saint Denis

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25.6 inch x 32 inch
Oil on canvas
1886
 

Lane at Vernonnet
By Pierre Bonnard

Lane at Vernonnet

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Poplars on the Epte
By Claude Monet

Poplars on the Epte

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Oil on canvas
1891
 

Pitlessie Fair
By David Wilkie

Pitlessie Fair

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Francesca da Rimini
By William Dyce

Francesca da Rimini

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Princes Street
By Alexander Nasmyth

Princes Street

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Niagara Falls, from the American Side
By Frederic Edwin Church

Niagara Falls, from the American Side

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101 inch x 89 inch
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1867
 

 

 

 

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Click to see larger image Richard Dadd - #Alexander Morison -

Alexander Morison, 1852 portrait by Richard Dadd, a patient. This remarkable portrait of Morison was created by the psychotic Victorian artist Richard Dadd in 1852 – incorporating images of Anchorfield created by Morison's daughter. Morison died in Scotland on 14 March 1866, and was buried at Currie.


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Click to see larger image Georges Braque - #Man with a Guitar -

Man with a Guitar (Figure, L’homme à la guitare) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York


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Click to see larger image Pierre Bonnard - #Lane at Vernonnet -

Lane at Vernonnet


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Click to see larger image Paul Cézanne - #The Big Trees -

Paul Cézanne, The Big Trees, ca. 1904. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery


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Click to see larger image Claude Monet - #Poplars on the Epte -

Poplars on the Epte, 1891, impressionist


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Click to see larger image Paul Gauguin - #Three Tahitians -

Three Tahitians by Paul Gauguin. 1899 Post-Impressionist painting currently at the National Galleries of Scotland.


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Click to see larger image Alexander Nasmyth - #Princes Street -

Princes Street with the Commencement of the Building of the Royal


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Click to see larger image David Wilkie - #Pitlessie Fair -

Pitlessie Fair (1804). David Wilkie developed a love for art at an early age. In 1799, after he had attended school at Pitlessie, KingsKettle and Cupar, his father reluctantly agreed to his becoming a painter. Later in 1804, Wilkie left the Trustees' Academy and returned to Cults. He established himself in the manse there, and began his first important subject-picture, Pitlessie Fair (illustration), which includes about 140 figures, and in which he introduced portraits of his neighbours and of several members of his family circle.


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Click to see larger image William Dyce - #Francesca da Rimini -

Francesca da Rimini (1837), by William Dyce. Paolo Malatesta (c. 1246 – 1285) was the third son of Malatesta da Verucchio, lord of Rimini. He is best known for the story of his affair with Francesca da Polenta, portrayed by Dante in a famous episode of his Inferno (Canto V). He was the brother of Giovanni (Gianciotto) and Malatestino Malatesta. [Source - Wikipedia]


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Click to see larger image Georges Seurat - #Alfalfa Fields Saint Denis -

Alfalfa Fields Saint Denis. Pointillism and Lanscape. Currently at the National Galleries of Scotland .


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Click to see larger image Thomas Gainsborough - #Landscape with Cornard village -

Landscape with Cornard village in the Rococo style.


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Click to see larger image John Constable - #The Vale of Dedham -

This is the first major painting by John Constable, painted when he was 26 years old.


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Click to see larger image Jean Antoine Watteau - #Feast in Venice -

Feast in Venice, Fêtes vénitiennes (1718-1719)


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Click to see larger image Allan Ramsay - #The Painters Wife -

[Source - Wikipedia] The Artist's Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick, c 1726 - 1782. She was taught drawing by Ramsay, and they eventually eloped together in 1752 and married in Edinburgh without her parents' consent. Her brother John stayed loyal to her right up to his death, but her parents never forgave her for marrying lower than her station, even when Ramsay wrote to his new father-in-law to re-assure him that he could well provide for Margaret, providing her with an annual sum of £100 that would rise "as my affairs increase, and I thank God, they are in a way of increasing".


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The Waldegrave Ladies.


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Click to see larger image William Dobson - #Charles II when Prince of Wales -

William Dobson (1611-1646) during the English civil war as a painter of illustrious Royalist sitter. The painting depicts Charles II's military experience when only 12 at the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. It also depicts a page on the right and the head of Medusa bottom left signifying the horrors of war.


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Click to see larger image Johannes Vermeer - #Christ in the House of Martha and Mary -

[Source - Wikipedia] Christ in the House of Martha and Mary is a painting finished in 1655 by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is housed in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. It is the largest painting by Vermeer and one of the very few with an overt religious motive. The story of Christ visiting the household of the two sisters Mary and Martha goes back to the New Testament. The work has also been called Christ in the House of Mary and Martha (reversing the last two names).


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Click to see larger image Titian - #Venus Anadyomene -

[Source - Wikipedia] Venus Anadyomene (Greek - literally, Venus rising from the sea), is a c. 1520 oil painting by Titian, depicting Venus rising from the sea and wringing her hair, either after bathing or after her birth. Venus, said to have been born from a shell, is identified by the shell at bottom left. It is smaller than usual in birth of Venus scenes, such as Botticelli's, and is likely just an identifier rather than a sure sign that this is a birth of Venus scene


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Click to see larger image Frederic Edwin Church - #Niagara Falls, from the American Side -

[Wikipedia] Niagara Falls, from the American Side. 1867. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery. Niagara Falls, from the American Side is a painting by the American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900). Completed in 1867, and based on preliminary sketches made by the artist at Niagara Falls and on a sepia photograph, it is one of a series of paintings by Church of this famous landmark. Church was selected to represent the United States at the International Exposition (1867) in Paris and he participated with this painting


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Click to see larger image Sandro Botticelli - #The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child -

The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Sandro Botticelli. ca.1490. Tempera and gold on canvas. Scottish National Gallery.


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This exhibition features work by famous artists from Botticelli to Braque spanning a period of more than 400 years from the Italian renaissance to the 20th century. Among the 55 masterpieces loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland, Sandro Botticelli's The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1485), has never before been seen in the United States until this tour. Works of some of the greatest names in art including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Cezane are on display.

 
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EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Frederic Edwin Church

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[Wikipedia] - Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters, perhaps best known for painting large panoramic landscapes, often depicting mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets, but also sometimes depicting dramatic natural phenomena that he saw during his travels to the Arctic and Central and South America. Church\'s paintings emphasis on light and a romantic respect for natural detail. In his later years, Church painted classical Mediterranean and Middle Eastern scenes and cityscapes.

Titian

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[Source - Wikipedia] Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian (/ˈtɪʃən/), was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (in Veneto, Republic of Venice). During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, taken from the place of his birth. Other writers contemporary to his old age give figures which would equate to birthdates between 1473 to after 1482. He reached the old age of possibly between 88 or 94, or even more - according to different sources.

Johannes Vermeer

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[Source - Wikipedia] Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings. Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours and sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for lapis lazuli and Indian yellow. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes. \"Almost all his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women.\"

William Dobson

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[Source - Wikipedia] Dobson was born in London, the son of a decorative artist also called William Dobson, and was apprenticed to William Peake and probably later joined the studio of Francis Cleyn. He is believed to have had access to the Royal Collection and to have copied works by Titian and Anthony van Dyck, the court painter of King Charles I of England. The colour and texture of Dobson\'s work was influenced by Venetian art, but Van Dyck\'s style has little apparent influence on Dobson. One story tells that Van Dyck himself discovered Dobson when he noticed one of the young artist\'s pictures in a London shop window. There is, however, no evidence to support this, nor do we know how he gained his introduction to the King, who had Dobson paint himself, his sons and members of the court.

Joshua Reynolds

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[Source - Wikipedia] Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits. He promoted the \"Grand Style\" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy, and was knighted by George III in 1769.

Allan Ramsay

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[Source - Wikipedia] Allan Ramsay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the eldest son of Allan Ramsay, poet and author of The Gentle Shepherd. From the age of twenty he studied in London under the Swedish painter Hans Hysing, and at the St. Martin\'s Lane Academy; leaving in 1736 for Rome and Naples, where he worked for three years under Francesco Solimena and Imperiali (Francesco Fernandi). One of his drawing pupils was Margaret Lindsay, eldest daughter of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick and Amelia Murray (granddaughter to David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont and sister to the naval officer John Lindsay). He later eloped with her and on 1 March 1752 they married in the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh; her father never forgave her for marrying an artist. Ramsay already had to maintain a daughter from his previous marriage and his two surviving sisters, but told Sir Alexander that he could provide Margaret with an annual income of £100. He said it would increase ‘as my affairs increase, and I thank God, they are in a way of increasing’ and that his only motive for the marriage was ‘my love for your Daughter, who, I am sensible, is entitled to much more than ever I shall have to bestow upon her’.

Jean Antoine Watteau

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[Source - Wikipedia] Jean-Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens. He revitalized the waning Baroque style, shifting it to the less severe, more naturalistic, less formally classical Rococo. In 1709 Watteau tried to obtain the Prix de Rome and was rejected by the Academy. In 1712 he tried again and was considered so good that, rather than receiving the one-year stay in Rome for which he had applied, he was accepted as a full member of the Academy. He took five years to deliver the required \"reception piece\", but it was one of his masterpieces: the Pilgrimage to Cythera, also called the Embarkation for Cythera. Interestingly, while Watteau\'s paintings seem to epitomize the aristocratic elegance of the Régence (though he actually lived most of his short life under the oppressive climate of Louis XIV\'s later reign), he never had aristocratic patrons. His buyers were bourgeois such as bankers and dealers.

John Constable

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[Source - Wikipedia] John Constable was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as \"Constable Country\"—which he invested with an intensity of affection. \"I should paint my own places best\", he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, \"painting is but another word for feeling\"

Thomas Gainsborough

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Gainsborough (1727-1788) was the youngest son of John Gainsborough, a weaver in Suffolk. He was an English portrait and landscape painter.

William Dyce

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William Dyce FRSE RSA RA was a distinguished Scottish artist, who played a significant part in the formation of public art education in the United Kingdom, as perhaps the true parent of the South Kensington Schools system. Wikipedia

David Wilkie

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[Source - Wikipedia] Sir David Wilkie (18 November 1785 – 1 June 1841) was a Scottish painter. Wilkie was the son of the parish minister of Cults in Fife. He developed a love for art at an early age. In 1799, after he had attended school at Pitlessie, KingsKettle and Cupar, his father reluctantly agreed to his becoming a painter. Through the influence of the Earl of Leven Wilkie was admitted to the Trustees\' Academy in Edinburgh, and began the study of art under John Graham. From William Allan (afterwards Sir William Allan and president of the Royal Scottish Academy) and John Burnet, the engraver of Wilkie\'s works, we have an interesting account of his early studies, of his indomitable perseverance and power of close application, of his habit of haunting fairs and marketplaces, and transferring to his sketchbook all that struck him as characteristic and telling in figure or incident, and of his admiration for the works of Alexander Carse and David Allan, two Scottish painters of scenes from humble life.

Alexander Nasmyth

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Alexander Nasmyth (9 September 1758–10 April 1840) was a Scottish portrait and landscape painter, a pupil of Allan Ramsay.He painted some works in the style of Ramsay, but most were conversation pieces with outdoor settings. In 1792 he completely abandoned the genre, turning instead to landscape painting. He also began painting scenery for theatres, an activity he continued for the next thirty years, and in 1796 painted a panorama. [Source - Wikipedia]

Paul Gauguin

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[Source -Wikipedia] Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin’s art became popular after his death; partially from the efforts of art dealer Ambroise Vollard who organized exhibitions of his work late in his career, as well as assisting in organizing two important posthumous exhibitions in Paris.

Claude Monet

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[Source - Wikipedia] Oscar-Claude Monet (/moʊˈneɪ/; French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement\'s philosophy of expressing one\'s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting

Georges Braque

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[Source - Wikipedia] Georges Braque (/brɑːk/; French: [bʁak]; 13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1906, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque’s work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. Their respective Cubist works were indistinguishable for many years, yet the quiet nature of Braque was partially eclipsed by the fame and notoriety of Picasso.

Paul Cézanne

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[Source - Wikipedia] Paul Cézanne (US /seɪˈzæn/ or UK /sɨˈzæn/; French: [pɔl sezan]; 1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne\'s often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne\'s intense study of his subjects.

Pierre Bonnard

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[Source - Wikipedia ] Pierre Bonnard (French: [bɔnaʁ]; 3 October 1867 – 23 January 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, and his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality. The intimate domestic scenes, for which he is perhaps best known, often include his wife Marthe de Meligny. Bonnard has been described as \"the most thoroughly idiosyncratic of all the great twentieth- century painters\", and the unusual vantage points of his compositions rely less on traditional modes of pictorial structure than voluptuous color, poetic allusions and visual wit

Georges Seurat

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[Source - Wikipedia] Georges-Pierre Seurat (French: 1859 – 1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886), altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism, and is one of the icons of late 19th-century painting.

Richard Dadd

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[Source - Wikipedia] Richard Dadd (1 August 1817 – 7 January 1886) was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was a patient in a psychiatric hospital.

Sandro Botticelli

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Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de\' Medici.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


I am an art enthusiast who happened to be in San Francisco during this exhibition. Having shared the same space occupied by Botticelli and Braque, I felt the need to let my friends over FaceBook know about this collection. Hope they and many of you who stumble upon this page can make it to the exhibition before it is over. Please share this page among art lovers who you think will like to see the paintings up close. This is a ticketed event with individual adult tickets running between $21 to $24 depending on the day of the week. If you go early in the day, oftentimes your ticket will allow you to view one or more exhibitions in other SF galleries. Also you can pick up a print of an exhibit or a book showcasing this collection from the museum store that is near the exit to the this exhibition hall. All images used in this article are in the public domain (as per Wikipedia) and I hope their use will not cause any copyright infringements.

   

   

 
 
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