Thursday, February 01, 2024

Sharon and Tom's 2024 San Francisco Adventure

Botticelli Drawings

Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445 – 1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the exhibition traces his artistic journey, from studying under maestro Fra Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 – 1469) to leading his own workshop in Florence. Featuring rarely seen and newly attributed works, the exhibition provides insight into the design practice of an artist whose name is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance. Botticelli’s drawings offer an intimate look into the making of some of his most memorable masterpieces, including Adoration of the Magi (c. 1500), which will be reunited with its preparatory drawing, surviving only in fragments. From Botticelli’s earliest recorded drawings through expressive designs for his final painting, the works on display reveal the artist’s experimental drawing techniques, quest for ideal beauty, and command of the line.
On Monday, Sharon and her brother Tom took off for the bay area. They spent three nights at The Lodge at the Presidio. Sharon and I stayed at the lodge when we hiked the SF Crosstown Trail in 2021.

They spent Monday meeting with clients, including Tom's sister-in-law, Barb.

After some running amok with restaurants in the Marina District, Sharon and Tom had dinner at Ristobar on Monday night. They walked out of the first Italian restaurant after getting bread...

When the Tuesday meeting with a client was cancelled, they explored Pacifica.

Sharon and Tom had dinner with Jack at Foreign Ciema on Tuesday night. This is where we had Jack's 25th birthday dinner last August.

Sharon and Tom went to the Legion of Honor Botticelli Drawings exhibit on Wednesday morning.

They had dinner with Drew and Carmen at Pomet in Oakland on Wednesday night.

Sharon and Tom had breakfast at the Beach Chalet on Thursday morning before heading back to Sacramento.

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