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Docent Lecture: "Nature Perfected: The Landscapes of Claude Lorrain", by Rita Dunlay

Claude Lorrain, "View of Tivoli at Sunset", 1644
January 11, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Claude Lorrain's beautiful paintings and drawings responded to the topography and atmospheric effects of the Roman countryside. One of the most inventive artists of the 17th century, he established a new landscape style that remained influential well into the 19th century.

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Docent Lecture: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter", by Marsha Holm

L: "Self-Portrait in Red", 1915. R:  "Reveil, Boulevard Clichy", 1892.
January 11, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm
Featuring 100 works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden’s master painter. In Paris Zorn matched the Impressionists as a chronicler of modern life. In America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as a sought-after portraitist of glittering high society. In Sweden Zorn captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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Docent Lecture: "Matisse from SFMOMA", by Ellen Harden

Matisse the Conversation
January 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

This single-gallery installation features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes by Henri Matisse from the internationally acclaimed collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by four important paintings and drawings from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. The exhibition traces four decades of Matisse's career, from a still life inspired by Paul Cézanne to his richly patterned depictions of interiors.

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Docent Lecture: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter", by Marsha Holm

Anders Zorn
January 7, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm
Featuring 100 works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden’s master painter. In Paris, Zorn matched the Impressionists as a chronicler of modern life. In America, he rivaled John Singer Sargent as a sought-after portraitist of glittering high society. And in Sweden, Zorn captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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Docent Lecture: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter", by Maureen O'Brien

Anders Zorn, Self-Portrait in Red, 1915
December 21, 2013 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Featuring 100 works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden's master painter. The peripatetic Zorn matched the Impressionists in Paris as a chronicler of modern life, while in America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as a sought-after portraitist of glittering high society and in his homeland of Sweden he captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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Symposium: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter"

January 25, 2014 - 10:00am4:30pm

Moderated by James A. Ganz, Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this daylong series of discussions and lectures will bring experts together to talk about the work and life of Anders Zorn. Topics to be explored include Zorn's house and family, his watercolors, how his work relates to John Singer Sargent's, and more.

The afternoon lectures will begin with a choral performance led by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

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