Paintings

From Michelangelo's marble masterpiece to equally amazing but lesser-known works, here are some of the most fascinating representations of David in Renaissance and Baroque arts
These eight artists bent the rules when branding themselves. Although they worked across two centuries, all chose to adopt their mother’s family names instead of abiding by the traditional patriarchy…
In the spirit of the English poet Alexander Pope, art, like hope, springs eternal. Many artists have recognized the uplifting power of spring, particularly in times of societal upheaval. These ten…
Many animals have been favored subjects of artists for centuries, but cats have been more elusive, lurking on the periphery. All that changed in the late nineteenth century when the long-forgotten…
In a notable revival, the life and career of the late dedicated abstractionist Alice Trumbull Mason has been guided into light through a focused exhibition of sixteen Shutter Paintings at Joan…
Before our annual "Best 2021 Articles" list, we wanted to share some of our favorite artworks that we covered in 2021. These artworks and objects kept our team engaged in and excited about the art…
What sparks an artist? More to the point, what sparks Marjorie Welish? Clearly, it is she who ignites the multitude of sparks in diagrams and constructions, drawings and plans, paintings and prints,…
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the “Museums”) are pleased to announce the exclusive West Coast showing of Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo, which steps into the 1870–1880s, a period when…