By Annelise Sorensen
From the Santa Rosa wine kingdom to the end of San Diego Eyewitness commute to California has something and every little thing you'll wish or have to see. permit this advisor assist you to appreciate the neighborhood flavors and vintage dishes all down the coast. Take the scenic routes and thematic excursions and belief Eyewitness go back and forth to California to teach you thru the land of breath-taking extremes.
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San Francisco was enchanted by Cubist Realists such as Otis Oldfield (1890–1969). Another popular artist there was the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, who in 1940 composed Panamerican Mind, an enormous fresco that can be seen at the City College. Modernism flowered fully in California after World War II. It was at that time that David Park (1911– 60), Richard Diebenkorn (born in 1922), and other members of the Bay Area Figurative School began to blend Expressionism with realistic imagery. In Southern California, HardEdge Abstractionists such as Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin (1898–1976) drew critical acclaim with their large-scale geometric shapes.
In 1932 an Oakland group called “f/64” mounted a major exhibition at the MH de ART PATRONAGE IN CALIFORNIA Private and public patronage have been essential to the vitality of California culture since the late 19th century. Had it not been for railroad baron Henry Huntington’s money and interest in art treasures, there would be no Huntington Library, Art Galleries, and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena (see pp158–9). 1770) and many other masterpieces. Multimillionaire J Paul Getty brought together the world-famous collection of Greek and Roman antiquities housed in the J Paul Getty Villa in Malibu (see p88) and the painting, sculpture, and decorative arts collection occupying the new J Paul Getty Center in Brentwood (see pp82–3).
US National Gold Panning Championship (early Oct), Coloma. The 1849 Gold Rush is remembered with a gold panning competition. Mexican Independence Day parade in Santa Monica AUTUMN In the High Sierras, leaves of deciduous trees turn stunning shades of red and yellow. The Napa Valley wineries (see pp462–3) invite visitors to help celebrate their grape harvests with wine tastings and live music. All over the state, Oktoberfests serve up foamy mugs of beer and the “oom-pah-pah” of German bands, while rodeos dramatize California’s frontier past.