The de Young has a fascinated mixture of more or less classical works with contemporary paintings & sculptures. Above you can see "The Last Civil War Veteran" by Larry Rivers (Oil on canvas, 1961) followed by "Lady in Black with Spanish Scarf (O in Black with Scarf)" by Robert Henri (1910, oil on canvas).
The Look Of Cinema
"Pierre-Edouard Baranowski" by Amadeo Modigliani (1918, oil on board) is one of most elegant works by the Italian painter. "The Sonata" by Irving Ramsey Wiles (1889, oil on canvas) enchants by its charm.
Fiction Replaces Reality
Above this paragraph you can admire "Yellow Lampshade" by Elmer Bischoff (1969, oil canvas).
Jeffrey Tolbert admires Bischoff`s & Parks` "direct style of paining with vibrant colors and thick wide brushstrokes! They have an immediacy with their imagery this quite profound and their figures inhabit wild places!!"
Richard Diebenkorn`s "Nude on Black and White Stripes" (1962,oil on canvas) & "Berkeley No. 3" (1953, oil on canvas) are more examples of this fascinating school of painting.
Catastrophes On High Sea
The de Young also has a temporary exhibition with works by the British painter Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, called "Painting Set Free" (through September 20,2015). The artist (1775-1851) influenced following generations by his generous use of paint, anticipating the surrealists & expressionists of the 20th century. I like best his catastrophes on high sea.
"Peace - Burial at Sea" (oil on canvas) devoted to the death of a friend
Green & Lush
The museum has much more attractions of course. One of them is the lovely garden surroundiet by a very green & lush vegetation - with sculptures in it. You can sit there with a glass of Californian Chardonnay -priceless!
Let the pictures speak for themselves