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While he’s regarded as one of the most revolutionary painters in history, Claude Monet was rejected often throughout his youth.
Bay Area artists on their most memorable rejections and the paths that unfolded after their early setbacks.
In this edition of Transits, a series that looks at the movement of art in the Museums’ galleries, we’re highlighting three paintings by Peter Paul Rubens.
Rubens’s painting Daniel in the Lions’ Den is a favorite of visitors.
By Alexandra Libby
Rubens’s interest in dark subject matter is evident in his riveting Head of Medusa.
By Corrinne Chong with Petr Tomášek
James Tissot grew up in a household attuned to fashion.
By Justine De Young
Tissot’s most personally meaningful work was as a visionary religious artist.
By Melissa Buron
James Tissot: Fashion + Faith is the first major reassessment of Tissot’s career in over 20 years.
By Anthea Callen
The Paintings Conservation department undertook a three-year treatment of François Boucher’s Vertumnus and Pomona.
By Elise Effmann Clifford, Kathryn Harada, and Sarah Kleiner
Vigée Le Brun developed a highly sought-after style of portraiture.
By Isabella Holland
Exploring a painting’s unanswered questions.
By Georgia Brabec