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)
 

5 comments:

Jack said...

This is like Where's Waldo? Finding that small detail in the large five-panel mural wasn't easy!

Babzy said...

beatiful mural :)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

That mural is exquisite. Can't wait to show Mr V

Paula said...

I like the restraint the artist used. They're inset?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I like the feel of the lone figure in a vast landscape.