Legion of Honor Part I

Mouse informed me that this was Aslan, and that he had a twin on the other side of the walk. 

Today’s visit to the Legion of Honor provided us with a handful of new experiences! The least not being that we could take photos inside. As long as we did not use a flash, they did not mind! I have never been in a gallery with works of this magnitude where they allowed that, and so I went a little hog wild! Enjoy! (Comments about photos are beneath each photo and you can click on each photo to see a larger version!)

 

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 Can you tell me who these people are?  One is a carpenter’s son and the other is a tax collector.

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This chair is from Spain, circa 1650.

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I was secretly hoping that this silver was from England because we have a family connection to swans in England. 

Alas, it was not.  It is from Russia.

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This painting is also from Russia.  Xuxu guessed Turkey, and when I told her Russia she said, “well, I was close!” ;o)

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This bust (above) was made of clay.  I was astounded with the detail, esp. how well it has endured!

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This was my favorite painting in the exhibit!  I do not know if the camera captured it, but check out the closer photo below! 

The artist had captured 3D!!

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 Brilliant!!

 

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Again, the detail in MARBLE is incredible! 

This young many would be welcome in my home any day with his neat appearance and obvious love of the sea and books!

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This painting is an example of several done on bronze.  I had no idea that they painted in oils on metal! 

The texture is completely different and it almost appears to be a photograph!

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 I just loved how the artist caught “joy” in the eyes of this patron!

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This painting above is the only Van Gough we found in the museum (so far.) 

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Xuxu also thinks Monet is fabulous! 

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The Thinker (one of 20 casts around the world) by Rodin.  The original is in the Musee Rodin in Paris. 

(That is another museum on Mouse’s list!) 

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The Bay from the hillside.

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                                                                                                                                      San Francisco’s Holoucaust Memorial.