Ann Taylor

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A Brave Attempt, But Not Quite There
By Ann Taylor (May 29, 2015)
Honor. Glory. Bloodshed. These are the words that come to mind at the mention of Homerís [i]Iliad[/i], the famous epic poem about the wrath of Achilles during the last year of the Trojan War. While the poem itself is rather long and tedious in places, the tensions between the characters as well as Homerís descriptions of the battles would seem rich fodder for a theatrical production. Yet, American Conservatory Theatreís production of "War Music", a stage adaption of Christopher Logueís book by the same name, provides none of the spectacle, excitement, and tension one might expect from a modern remake of Homerís classic tale of war. More »
From Musee DíOrsay to de Young
By Ann Taylor (May 27, 2015)
You donít have to travel all the way to Paris to see genuine Impressionist art. A selection of Impressionist works from Paris is now at the de Young. More »
Outstanding Art of the Afterlife
By Ann Taylor (May 27, 2015)
The treasures of ancient Egypt have fascinated the modern imagination ever since the rash of excavations in the 19th century. A rich culture that lasted for thousands of years, the kingdom of ancient Egypt pre-dated the Greeks and lasted about three times as long as the Roman Empire. However, over the course of the past five thousand years, many of the treasures of Egypt have been looted and stolen, scattered all over the world in private collections and public museums. More »
The True King of Pop
By Ann Taylor (May 27, 2015)
Campbellís soup cans and Brillo boxes are perhaps the most common images associated with Andy Warhol, along with his four-panel, boldly colored portraits of the stars. However, his fascination with (and substantial creation of) popular culture led his artistic experimentation into numerous other realms, including music, film, TV, and the printed word. [i]Warhol Live[/i], at the De Young until May 17th, is a sprawling exhibition of Warholís forays into these pockets of pop culture, exposing the true extent of his fascination and involvement with all manner of media. More »
Splendor and Spectacle
By Ann Taylor (May 27, 2015)
Yves Saint Laurent is perhaps one of the most famous names in fashion, and this exhibition shows us exactly why. From clean, elegant lines to outrageous color combinations and materials, Yves Saint Laurentís designs present a fantastic palette of fashion, its evolution as well as aberrations. The exhibition is a retrospective of Laurentís work since the 1960s, covering not only a broad time period, but also a huge number of styles, materials, themes, influences, and interests. More »
A World Saturated in Color
By Ann Taylor (May 27, 2015)
[b]To Dye For[/b] presents over 50 objects from the museumís collections that represent six different dying techniques. More »
Journey Through an Artistic Wormhole
By Ann Taylor (Jun 03, 2014)
[b]Whatís It All Mean[/b] is all that a retrospective should be and more. It gives viewers a glance at Wileyís body of work and indicates, at least in a small way, the scope of his artistic talents. More »
300 Breathtaking Views of Japan
By Ann Taylor (May 04, 2012)
San Francisco is lucky enough to have two excellent exhibitions that complement each other nicely. More »
Unguarded Moments Captured
By Ann Taylor (May 04, 2012)
Two exhibitions currently showing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art allow viewers a glimpse both carefully staged and unanticipated photos. More »
Wonderfully Maddening
By Ann Taylor (May 04, 2012)
A fascinating collection consisting of a diverse array of subject matter, the Luc Tuymans exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art provides a compelling look into the work of this important contemporary artist. More »
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