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