Sadly, I failed to take note of the artists or titles of a couple of these paintings, but they were among my favorites at the deYoung in San Francisco and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento earlier this year.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Textures. These were some of the many pieces I found at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.
Much of Mineo Mizuno’s work centers around water, ranging from color-saturated teardrops to oval forms representing water drops, such as this one. Decorated with the Japanese character for zero, the calligraphy dissolves into a sublime surface pattern. For the artist, repeatedly painting the character is a meditative experience and connected to Zen principles — Crocker Art Museum information card Look […]
I first saw the work of Ruth Asawa at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco; studying one of her hanging wire sculptures, I found the shadows it cast just as beautiful as the piece itself. Some of her work is also on display at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, including the one shown above. Born in rural California, Asawa […]