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A Visit to S.F. MOMA

JAN FORDYCE PAINTINGS

A VISIT TO S.F. MOMA

DECEMBER 2016

 

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A VISIT TO S.F. MOMA

This Thanksgiving we had the pleasure of joining our son Matt and his wife Kristin for a fantastic getaway in their hometown of San Francisco. I grew up in the Bay Area so it is a little like going home with memories of my childhood each time I visit S.F. The weather, except for one rainy day was clear and beautiful. They entertained us with amazing restaurants, a yoga workout, walks and sightseeing around town and special times to just sit and chat. On the one rainy day we visited one of my favorite places, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It has recently reopened after a major renovation and expansion. I looked online and could see there were quite a few shows going on, but had no idea of the depth of the collection of modern art. One of my favorite painters, Gerhard Richter was featured on the 6th floor along with other favorites. His early work is photo realistic and his later work is abstract with layers and layers of paint scraped with a huge squeegee to reveal mesmerizing colors and shapes. Many of his abstract works are large and colorful with a sense of movement and depth through his process of painting. It was such a treat to see his work in person along with many other favorite artists. We each came away with our own shared experiences exploring the museum. Below are few of my favorite artists and artworks.

See a vimeo video on Gerhard Richter https://vimeo.com/36088557

 

Painting by Gerhard Richter

Painting by Gerhard Richter

Painting by Chuck Close

Matt, Kristin and Peter at the Bruce Conner Exhibit

Matt and Kristin after the SFMOMA
We had such a great visit!
Thank you!

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