This talk, richly illustrated by photographer Scott Wall, will explore the timeless appeal of traditional wooden boats like the ones depicted on the canvases of the Impressionist painters featured in the Legion of Honor's current exhibition Impressionists on the Water. The presentation will examine the aesthetic elements that made the wooden boats of this period so appealing in general, and so inspiring to those who built and used them.
The exhibition Impressionists on the Water offers a rare and delightful window onto the boating culture of 19th-century France. San Francisco Bay was itself a nexus for much the same sporting spirit in this era, filled with sleek racing canoes, experimental yachts, and a lively waterborne social scene. John C. Muir will interpret the marvels of the current exhibition through a boatman’s eyes, and render the parallel period pleasures of our local scene through historic photographs from the archives of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
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Please click on the links below to download PDF versions of the chat panels included in the exhibition Pissarro's People.
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From the late works of Monet and Renoir to the modern masters Cézanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh and the unique styles of Seurat and Rousseau, these 120 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay continue the story of Impressionism and the artists who responded to and reacted against it.
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