The Legion of Honor in San Francisco says it’s the first exhibition dedicated to the Renaissance artist’s drawings.
Unlike Mutu’s Met commission, at the Legion of Honor, Mutu continues the reclamation processes into and throughout the museum.
The show is essentially a love story, arranged both chronologically and thematically, and unfolds almost like a serial novel. A precursor to Proust, say, in paint.
Much of Rubens’s Baroque bravura feels timely in its grappling with violence, terror, power, sex, and coercion.
San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum invited historians to respond to its Casanova exhibit and share ideas for how to reinterpret and display art history.