Friday, February 10, 2012


Today, Cheri and I drove through a slight drizzle to San Francisco and viewed the  Masters of Venice exhibit at the De Young Museum. "Outstanding."
Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
October 29, 2011 - February 12, 2012
Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power is a worldwide exclusive presentation of 50 paintings by Venetian painters Titian, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Mantegna, and more, primarily from the sixteenth century, all on loan from the Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Featured are outstanding examples of the work of these artists that were collected by the archdukes and emperors of the Habsburg family, which are among the most celebrated holdings in the collections of the Gemäldegalerie.
Giorgione's Three Philosophers
Key works include Titian’s sumptuous Danáe (1560s), Mantegna’s tortured Saint Sebastian (1457–1459) and four rare paintings by Giorgione, including The Three Philosophers (ca. 1508–1509) and Portrait of a Young Woman (Laura) (1506). The exhibition also includes works by Palma, Bordone, Bassano, and more. Together, these examples represent the range of Venetian accomplishment in Renaissance-era painting.(copied from the De Young Museum program)

I took photos of the giant ferns that grow outside the museum that can be seen through the glass walls as one walks up and down the stairs.

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