Sunday, June 20, 2010

Impression . . .

Saturday my friends and I went to the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park to see the Birth of Impressionism exhibit. This showing featured masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and Degas from the Musee D'Orsay in France.

Here are a couple of shots I was able to sneak while inside the exhibit.

Also on display was the famous Whistler painting Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother. I was amazed at how large this piece was in real life.

The exhibit was a little claustrophobic because of the large crowd but well worth the trip.


  1. 2 weeks ago Jacqueline and I walked in an hour before closing to take in the Amish QUilt exhibit. We fell into Impression exhibit which was awesome. There was hardly anyone there which helped since we were under a time constraint. Bouguereau is one of my favorite artists and was neat to see you chose one of his works for your blog. Years ago Mike saw one of his works in MOntreal and we have had a poster of it up in the house for years.
    Sorry we did not hear from you Friday. Maybe we have old phone numbers. Anyway so glad you got to that exhibit. Sure is easier than a trip to France! Got my mom the Whistler's Mother's Cookbook in the giftshop. See you next trip up north!!!!

  2. haha... whistlers mother is on loan!
    apparantly the woman gets around!
    glad you made it!