The we went to my most beloved museum in San Francisco, " The Legion of Honor." I could easily come here every day and and gaze at all the lovely paintings in this museum. We have been coming here for years, and when the girls were little, we use to bring them here for their children's art program on Saturdays. I just can't say enough great things about this place.
French porcelain figurines
"The Russian Bride's Attire," by Konstantin Makowski
Detail. Both Nicole and Caitlin adore this painting.
I come here just to visit this painting, because this is MY favorite one! The Girl With the Broken Pitcher. By William Bouguereau.
Then there is the room with all the Pre- Raphaelites. When we visited the Tate Museum in London a few years ago, I was in heaven with all the gorgeous Pre-Raphaelite paintings they had, and wanted a print of all of them! I became very curious about these painters in college, and have always loved all the details in them. The frames are even gorgeous. We are fortunate that the Legion of Honor has a few of them.
The name of this painter slips my mind, but I believe he was a lesser known Pre-Raphaelite painter.
More eye candy......
Love the frame on this one.
There are at least three Monet paintings here. This one of course is one of the famous water lilies.
Love this little sculpture...
Look at his slim little legs!
Another beautiful marble sculpture.....
Don't you love that shoe!
We had a fun time with the "kids" and zooming all around the Bay Area this weekend. Two of them have to go back to school, so this was a last of the summer outings, and a farewell to the summer vacation.
On a different note: I am three steps away from finishing my dress! All I need to do is the zipper, the arm hole binding, and the hem. I'm happy to say, I still like the way it drapes and fits so far. The top is a bit loose, but when I put the camisole under it, I think it will be fine.
I'll have pictures as soon as I finish it, which should be Monday or Tuesday.