San Francisco is a place of thriving culture. Art, food, music, and creativity just seem to be busting at the seems of every nook and cranny in this beautiful city.
When a good customer of ours came into our taqueria on Divisadero a few months ago after visiting the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park and told me that Picasso’s art was being shown, I was intrigued to find out more. It turns out that the Musee National Picasso of Paris was under renovation and Picasso’s masterpieces would be touring the world, stopping off in San Francisco at the deYoung from June 11, 2011 through October 10 -2011. I was ecstatic! When else would I have the opportunity to see into the life of one of the greatest artist of the 20th century?
So, after some friends and I grabbed a few burritos from EBX, we went on over to the deYoung. The exhibit was breath-taking. From beginning to end, the art told the story of Picasso’s life; lust, love, anger, violence, compassion, tragedy, death, fear and joy were all conveyed in various mediums from paintings to sculptures. It was humbling to see how diversified Picasso’s talents were: paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptors populate his resume. Picasso’s paintings are so realistic and are larger than life that they look like photographs, but better! Each stroke of his paint brush conveys the emotion he was feeling at the time, collectively shining light on Picasso’s brilliant, intriguing and mysterious persona. It was inspiring to see just how dedicated and brilliant Piccasso was to his work.
Every piece stirred conversation among my friends and I. We would debate what each work meant, what Picasso was going through at that particular time of this life, and which was our favorite. My personal favorite was the jester sculpture (picture right from So Tuned in Blog). Some of his paintings looked like the inside of a burrito, too! Picasso’s stamp on this world will not be soon forgotten. I would definitely recommend going to the deYoung to check out this exhibit.
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