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Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Carol Porter

Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895
February 28, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Rita Dunlay

Pierre Bonnard, La table de toilette, 1908
February 13, 2016 -
3:00pm4:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Alfred Escoffier

Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895
February 7, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

Docent Lecture: "Music as Muse: Compositions in Art Inspired by Music", by Virginia Ernster

Georges de La Tour (manner of), Theophile Bigot (attributed to), Young Boy Singing
February 28, 2016 - 2:15pm

Music has been a major source of inspiration to artists throughout history, from Vermeer’s depictions of women with musical instruments, to Whistler’s “nocturnes”, to Kandinsky’s abstract “compositions.” Take a virtual tour of music-related works in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and beyond.

Docent Lecture: "Color! Shades of Meaning in Art", by Victoria Kirby

Wayne Thiebaud, Paint Cans
February 2, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Throughout human history, colors have been seen and responded to as both demonic and divine. This lecture tells the story of changing societal attitudes and beliefs about colors and how artists reflected these perceptions to relay messages and meanings about class, political persuasion, cultural issues, and even a person’s character.

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Charlotte Read

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
February 7, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and many others.

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Marsha Holm

Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
February 2, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others.

Ancient Art at the Legion of Honor (6th Grade)

This curriculum guide seeks to expand student understanding of the cultural climates that stimulated the growth of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. As objects of personal devotion, displays of state power, or funerary implements, art played an important role in the development and organization of these cultures. Incorporating these lessons in your classroom will help enliven historical studies, foster interdisciplinary comprehension, and encourage students to recognize the direct influences of the past on the present.

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