Category: Visual Arts and Museums

Pre-Raphaelites take inspiration from Old Masters in Legion exhibition

Radicals in their day, the pre-Raphaelites in mid-19th-century England adopted the styles and principles of early-Renaissance artists in an aim…

2 months ago

The many phases of René Magritte

Perennially popular for his surrealist works featuring apples, bowler hats and bizarre juxtapositions, René Magritte worked in a lesser-known, vastly…

4 months ago

‘Artist’s Evolution’ showcases Fernando Reyes’ breadth

Local artist Fernando Reyes -- a banker turned painter and printmaker -- has been doing exhilarating things with paper-cutout collage.…

7 months ago

Wild, wonderful ‘Way Bay’ at BAMPFA puts local art in spotlight

“Way Bay,” an expansive new exhibition at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive of locally themed works, is fascinating,…

8 months ago

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Museums and Galleries

Museum and gallery exhibitions offer insight into past, present and future. Casanova: The Seduction of Europe: Notorious for amorous pursuits…

8 months ago

SFMOMA Rauschenberg retrospective reveals wry radical

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century’s second half, Robert Rauschenberg created exhilarating combinations of painting and…

10 months ago

K fashion, then and now

Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu, enthusiastic about the “vibrant colors” in “Couture Korea,” points out that the exhibit is…

11 months ago

Meeting of 20th century masters: Klimt paintings, Rodin sculptures

An exhibition of major works by early-modern-age Austrian painter Gustav Klimt -- a rare occasion on these shores -- is…

11 months ago