A photo a day of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills & Palos Verdes Estates, located on the hills of PV peninsula at the southwestern tip of Los Angeles county
Monday, February 17, 2014
Mural Monday: A Horse (of course) --- detail from Piazzoni's "The Land" mural at de Young in San Francisco
Gottardo F.P. Piazzoni (1872-1945)
The Land, 1932 (oil on canvas)
The Land is one of two panoramic five-panel mural suites (the other is The Sea) "created for a loggia at the top of the grand staircase in the main building of San Francisco's Public Library, The paintings, which were intergrated into the architecture of the Beaux-Arts building, were intended to suggest vistas seen through the columns of a terrace." These now reside in the Piazzoni mural room at the de Young fine art museum in San Francisco. The room is lovely and the museum hosts various events in this space.
The Land, 1932
Gottardo F. P. Piazzoni (1872-1945)