• Grace Mendez Roy de Forest Book

    The Art of Roy de Forest

    The art of Roy de Forest was recently on display at the Oakland Museum of California. What I love about his artwork is the authenticity that speaks to me. It is as if the artwork comes right from the artist without any filters. Texture When you see the paintings in person, the texture in the painting is pronounced. Dots, dots, dots all over the place. The paintings remind me of folk art and their color blocked motifs. About Roy de Forest Unfortunately, I don’t know much about de Forest except that he lived in the Bay Area of California and what I read about him in an obituary. My lack…

  • Grace Mendez Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

    I recently visited the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Not only did I visit the Asian Art Museum, I joined. And I joined at the Premium level which gives access to 800 reciprocal museums. Will I visit all 800? Doubt it, but I will be able to visit a lot of the local museums on the list. Here is a sneak peek into the museum. There is a small display on Hidden Meanings that I enjoyed, given that I just wrapped up a four-part series on symbols. The Asian Art Museum has so much to see. A pass will allow a more in-depth exploration without the need to hurry…