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The Legion of Honor Museum (07:07)


The Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, California is home to many prestigious artworks from the 17th and 18th centuries, including pieces from the Flemish, Dutch, and Italian schools of painting.

Masterpieces 16th and 17th Centuries (04:39)

The Legion of Honor museum gives ample place to the great masters of the Flemish, Dutch, and German schools of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Golden century of these painting styles. These painters were known for their mastery of painting portraits, religious scenes, and landscapes.

Dutch Landscape Painters (06:29)

The Dutch Golden Age was a time of great artistic achievement, characterized by realism and the exploration of new genres.

Great Painters French Classical (03:18)

The museum pays particular attention to the great painters of the French classical school, who distinguished themselves in the 17th and 18th centuries and until the beginning of the 19th century. These painters include El Greco, Goya, and Lawrence.

Illumination of Light and Shadow (07:56)

This video provides a brief introduction to the French painters of the 18th and 19th centuries, and their masterpieces.

Corot and the Impressionist Movement (02:46)

In this way, Corot foreshadows simplism. In 1874, the Impressionist movement was born. A group of painters freed themselves from the faithful depiction of reality and from academic painting. Thanks to the invention of the flexible paint tube, they decided to paint outdoors from nature to capture the changing light and fleeting impressions on the Canvas.

Camille Pisarro (03:20)

This painting is of a mother and child bonding while the mother pets a cat. The painting is done in a soft and delicate manner, with colors that blend together. The painter was interested in capturing the simplicity of rural life.

MOMA: Henri Matisse (05:05)

The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco has a section dedicated to the great modern European painters. This section includes a painting by Henri Matisse of his wife that is considered one of his most famous. The room dedicated to Pablo Picasso includes a painting by him of a violin and a fruit jar that is an example of cubism.

Second Thoughts (03:33)

This essay discusses the work of three painters, Piet Mondrian, Yves Tanguy, and Salvador Dali, and how their work reflects different aspects of their personalities.

Abstract Expressionism (07:18)

This essay discusses the history of art and the various artistic movements that have been influential in shaping it. It particularly focuses on the Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art movements, and the artists who were associated with them.

Credits (01:12)


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San Francisco: Masterpieces of Painting in the World's Greatest Museums

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The California Palace of the League of Honor has a collection of the great names of classical painting: El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt, and David. It also presents works by modern painters such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dalí, and Matisse. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) is dedicated to modern and contemporary art with works by Klee, Pollock and Braque, Miro, Utrillo, Mondrian, Matisse, Magritte, de Kooning, and Lichtenstein.

Length: 53 minutes

Item#: BVL215391

ISBN: 978-1-63722-225-6

Copyright date: ©2019

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