18. Bay Area Hills
|Rinaldo Cuneo | oil on canvas in recessed lunettes | each 9 feet by
54 inches This pair of canvasses depicts the rich farmlands of the Santa Clara Valley and the
rounded brownish hills of the East Bay. The artist has massed blossoming trees, vineyards, a man
walking with a hoe—all in tones of grey, brown, and subtle green. In the twin painting a man
driving a tractor occupies a foreground spot, set against planted green areas, brown fields, small
farms and buildings, large hills looming almost to the top of the canvas, and grey skies.