Too bad I didn't figure this out until Seanie and I were already at the Legion.
Instead of seeing Renaissance masters, we saw something called Pissarro's People. Impressionists, as a rule, don't do much for me, but Pissarro's works are especially dull. Nearly all of the paintings were of middle class people doing domestic things - snore! If I want to see that, I'll stay home and watch my mom drink coffee, grade papers and surf the Internet.
I mean, I'm really trying to think of something positive to say about Pissarro's art. I can think about great things to say about him, as a man. He seems to have been a mentor figure to many prominent painters, including Mary Cassatt and Cezanne and Gaugain. Throughout his life, he experimented with his artistic style, and would ignore popular trends if he thought following them would compromise his art. But when I look at his paintings, I feel nothing. The colors seem dull and tired. The figures lack animation, even though the brushstrokes are painterly and full of motion. He lets the white of the canvas show through often enough that his art has a rough, unfinished quality that I just don't care for. I guess he's just the polar opposite of my tastes.