Friday, March 21, 2014

Flowers for George

Flowers for George
Oil on Wood
The De Young Museum is decked out with flowers celebrating the Vernal Equinox this week. Celebrating 30 years of "Bouquets to Art," they have gone all out with some dramatic arrangements. Get there this weekend. 
Spring is a good time to remember our roots, so I was glad to hang around  Rembrandt Peale's "George Washington" watching people admire the bouquet while George looked on. The notes state: "Peale's many replicas of this portrait helped to promote democracy as American's true religion - and Washington as its patron saint. Thank goodness for George, Peale, and Art in all its forms.

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