Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures

Untitled, Anish Kapoor

"River Boats" Wayne Thielbaud

Following in the same curatorial direction as the current, Fisher Exhibit at the SFMoMA and the Impressionist exhibit at the De Young, the artists represented here share a similar sense of community. The artists circle around each other in their sources of influence and inspiration. If we're honest, we realize this is how art is created and movements are made. Yet, I don't think as appreciators we consider that aspect, as often.

On a more personal note, there's a romantic quality to Thiebaud's paintings that I can't get enough of. Maybe it's because I feel like I really do live in San Francisco now and he represents this city visually in the same way as poets who express their strong affinities to their home lands in writing.

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