Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Paley Collection at the de Young

If you love post-Impressionist art, this is a must see show. Gorgeous Gauguin, Cezanne, Degas, an exquisite little Vuillard, lovely Bonnard. For the last couple of weeks, I've been struggling to be fair and open minded about a lot of very edgy art. Coming into this exhibit was like coming home to a place full of delicious fragrances and vibrant color. I am not going to comment here on his business practices or his battles with Edward R. Morrow. This is strictly about his eye as a collector and pre- WW II, he had a very good eye.

Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947)
Still Life (Table with Bowl of Fruit), 1939
Oil on canvas
21 x 20 7/8 in. (53.3 x 53 cm)

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