11 June 2021

Friday Photo 2021/24

 I'm not sure what kind of flowers these are. When the owner saw me photographing them on the sidewalk, he told me they (the flowers, not the leaves) could be smoked as a hallucinogen, like certain mushrooms, though he also said he had not tried it himself.

07 June 2021

04 June 2021

Friday Photo 2021/23


stained glass at Saint Mark's Lutheran in San Francisco; this is from 2017, and I must have gone there for a concert

31 May 2021

Museum Monday 2021/22

 from the Joan of Arc Series, I: The Vision and Inspiration, by Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel, now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC; 30 May is the feast of Saint Joan

28 May 2021

Friday Photo 2021/22


the statue of Joan of Arc outside of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco; 30 May is the feast of Saint Joan

24 May 2021

Museum Monday 2021/21

detail of the tomb effigy of Alonso de Mera by Juan de Montejo; in the background is part of The Crucifixion by the Master of the Urbino Coronation; now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

21 May 2021

Friday Photo 2021/21


the Lohengrin-inspired swan boats in the Boston Public Garden, June 2019

17 May 2021

10 May 2021

Museum Monday 2021/19


detail of Sarah Bernhardt as La Dame aux Camélias, a poster by Alphonse Maria Mucha, which I saw at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the 2019 exhibit Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

03 May 2021

Museum Monday 2021/18


Python necklace by David Bielander, made of anodized titanium, seen by me in 2017 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

30 April 2021

Friday Photo 2021/18


the monument to the Portuguese immigrant, San Leandro California, March 2021

26 April 2021

Museum Monday 2021/17


Six Lions in a Forest, by the Master of the Death of Absalom: I saw this pen-and-ink drawing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC on a 2017 trip, but it is normally found at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam

23 April 2021

Friday Photo 2021/17


King Lear & his Fool: one of the bas-reliefs at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC

Today is traditionally considered Shakespeare's birthday

19 April 2021

Museum Monday 2021/16


detail of Winged Genius, an Assyrian sculpture now in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

12 April 2021

Museum Monday 2021/15

mat weight in the shape of a tiger, second century BCE, unearthed from Tomb 1, Pit 1, Dayun Mountain in the Hunan Province of China, seen in the exhibit Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

05 April 2021

15 March 2021

Museum Monday 2021/11


a Nereid, attributed to Bernini's pupil Giuseppe Mazzuoli, now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

08 March 2021

Museum Monday 2021/10

 8 March 2020 was my last visit to an art museum before the great shut-down, so to mark the one-year anniversary of that trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, here are the last two photographs I took that day (since the last one was, rather drably, just a picture of an exhibit name, I'm including the second-to-the-last photo as well, since it is of actual art – a photo of a photo)

01 March 2021

22 February 2021

15 February 2021

Museum Monday 2021/7

 detail of Laocoön, the only classical subject painted by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

08 February 2021

Museum Monday 2021/6


three commedia dell'arte figures in porcelain, from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (I did not take a photo of the label and couldn't find these on the website, so that's all I have)

05 February 2021

Friday Photo 2021/6


detail of the statue of Laocoön and his sons, a copy of the famous original in the Vatican Museums, outside the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, from September 2019

01 February 2021

Museum Monday 2021/5


a detail from The Fall of Man by Hendrick Goltzius, now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

25 January 2021

Museum Monday 2021/4


detail of a cast-iron settee by Kramer Brothers Company of Dayton, Ohio, now in the Art Institute of Chicago

18 January 2021

04 January 2021

Museum Monday 2021/1


let's start off the new year with God Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles, sculpted in Java over a thousand years ago and now in the Art Institute of Chicago

01 January 2021

Friday Photo 2021/1


there was a crow but it flew away: December 2020, San Leandro California