Andrew F. Stewart is professor of ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Heidi Saleh is an instructor in Art History for Santa Rosa Junior College.
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.
Martin Chapman is curator in charge of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Renée Dreyfus is the curator in charge of ancient art and interpretation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
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.
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.