09 December 2019

James Tissot's paintings were on display at San Francisco's Legion of Honor Museum: December 2019

James Tissot was born on 15 October 1836 in Nantes, a city near the Loire River in western France. He died in Doubs, France, on 8 August 1902.

I visited the Legion of Honor to view James Tissot's splendid paintings. I took photographs of some of his paintings, as seen below. His paintings were presented at the Legion of Honor's James Tissot: Fashion & Faith exhibition. The exhibition was open to the public from 12 October 2019 through 9 February 2020.

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October 1877.

The Ladies of the Cars, circa 1883-1885. Also known as The Ladies of the Chariots.


 The Fan, 1875.


 The Japanese Scroll, 1872-1873.


Painters and Their Wives, circa 1883-1885. Also known as The Artists' Wifes. 

  
Young Woman Looking at the Chinese Temple, 1869.

The departure of the Prodigal Son, 1863.

The Ball on Shipboard, 1874.

Spring, 1865.

The Partie Carrée, 1870.


 Chrysanthemums, circa 1876.


The Ball, 1878.

The Thames, 1875.

 The Captains Daughter, 1873.

 The Gallery of  HMS "Calcutta" (Portsmouth), circa 1876.

The Bridesmaid, circa 1883-1885.

Marguerite in Church, circa 1860.

 Meeting of Faust and Marguerite, 1860.

Provincial Woman, circa 1883-1885.

 Young Woman Looking at Japanese Objects, 1869.

Portrait of Captain Frederick Burnaby, 1870.

The Circle of the Rue Royale, 1868.

The Two Sisters: Portrait, 1863.

Promenade on the Ramparts, 1864.

Mrs. Newton with a Parasol, 1878.


Hampton Court. Also known as A Visit to the Park, circa 1882.


Kathleen Newton at the Piano, circa 1880-1881.


Visiting The Louvre, 1870-1880, also known as Foreign Visitors at the Louvre.



 Portrait of Mlle, 1864.

Spring (Specimen of a Portrait), 1877.

 
The "Young Lady" of the Shop, circa 1883-1885.

Winter or Mavourneen, also known as Portrait of Kathleen Newton, 1877.

The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Fatted Calf, 1880.

The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Departure, 1880.

The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Return, 1880.

The Departure of the Prodigal Son, 1863.

Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory, 1874.

The Convalescent, 1875.

Summer Evening.  Also known as The Dreamer, 1881-1882.

Mrs. Newton Resting on a Chaise Lounge, circa 1881-1882.

Hide and Seek, circa 1877.

Study for "The Sphinx" (Woman in an Interior), circa 1883-1885.

A Nimrod. Also known as The Little Nimrod, circa 1882-1883.

Croquet, 1877-1878.

The Reply, also known as The Letter, 1874.

The Elder Sister, 1879-1880.

Portrait of the Marquis and Marquise de Miramon and their Children, 1865.

London Visitors, 1873-1874.

Waiting in the Shallows, 1873.

Holyday, 1876.

The Last Evening, 1873.

James Tissot (1836-1902) painted this self-portrait, circa 1865.

Portrait of the Pilgrim, a self-portrait of James Tissot, 1886-1894.

The main entrance to the Legion of Honor museum.

Here is a view from the Legion of Honor looking north. Ahead, across San Francisco Bay, is the Marin Headlands.
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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

04 December 2019

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from San Francisco's Lands End: 4 December 2019

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  Downtown San Francisco as seen from Lands End.





A view of China BeachSea Cliffand the Presidio of San Franciscoas seen from Lands End.





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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

01 December 2019

Views from Point Isabel, Richmond: 1 December 2019

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A view looking west. On the left is San Francisco, and ahead is the Golden Gate Bridge.





A view of Albany Hill, as seen from Point Isabel, looking southeast.

Costco is located at Point Isabel.


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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

24 November 2019

The Hills of El Cerrito: 24 November 2019

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This is a view from the El Cerrito Hills looking west. In the distance on the left is the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands are straight ahead.

This is the site of the El Cerrito Rock Quarry. This rock quarry was operational between 1906 and 1944.

Here is a view looking west from Navellier Street in the El Cerrito Hills.



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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

16 November 2019

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge – The New Bicycle & Pedestrian Pathway: 16 November 2019

As of 16 November 2019, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is no longer limited to motorized vehicles. The bridge which is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) in length was opened for motor vehicle traffic on 1 September 1956. Now, after 63 years, the bridge is also open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. Better late than never. 

I decided to participate in the celebration of the opening of the bridge for bicyclists, along with approximately 3,500 other bicycle riders. At 10:00 a.m. I rode my bicycle from the eastern terminus of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across the bridge. I then arrived at Point San Quentin, the western terminus of the bridge which is adjacent to San Quentin State Prison. I later cycled back across the bridge to Richmond.

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I took this photograph of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from the Tiburon Peninsula on 6 December 2018.



Track data was collected by a Garmin GPS

On the Richmond Trail and heading towards the bridge. 




Point San Quentin


A view of the bridge from Point San Quentin is hidden by a heavy fog covering.















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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com