Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Christmas in California (3 months later)

Martti carving the ham

Cooper with his catnip sardine-on-a-string

Our hotel lobby in Union Square, SF

Also in San Francisco are the Legion of Honor and de Young Museums. We saw two exhibits: a Japanese woodcut exhibit and an exhibit of impressionist paintings from the Musee D'Orsay in Paris.

Woodcutting is incredibly difficult. Each color represents a separate block of wood that has been carved and readied for printing. Notice the rain; that particular block of wood had to be mostly carved away leaving small slivers of wood, which produce the lines of rain.

In this exhibit we saw the 36 Views of Fuji. Also in the exhibit was the West's response: the 36 Views of the Eifel Tower.

This was also a later example of the West's response
to the Japanese style of woodcutting.

de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, SF

A good selection of the impressionist masters were on exhibit at the de Young.

Rousseau is a new found favorite

There were several other areas of the de Young open with different exhibits.

Telegraph Hill, SF; looking for wild parrots

Marin Headlands looking back at the city

A parting glass of vino in Sausalito (SF in background)

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