dimanche 15 avril 2018

Casanova fait escale à San Francisco


Giocomo Casanova fut un grand voyageur, mais il ne mit pas la Californie au rang de ses destinations. Les musées de San Francisco lui font faire étape au bord du Pacifique, le temps d'une exposition consacrée XVIIIème siècle européen .

Casanova: The seduction of Europe.
Legion of Honor, San Francisco - Jusqu'au 28 mai 2018



Installation of "Casanova: The Seduction of Europe" on view at the Legion of Honor.

Jean-Marc Nattier (French, 1685–1766), "Thalia, Muse of Comedy," 1739. Oil on canvas, 53 1⁄2 × 49 in. (135.9 × 124.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1954.59

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768), "Entrance to the Grand Canal," about 1730. Oil on canvas, 19 1⁄2 × 29 in. (49.6 × 73.6 cm). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, 56.2

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768), "The Square of Saint Mark’s and the Piazzetta," ca. 1731. Oil on canvas, 26 × 40 1⁄2 in. (66 × 102.9 cm). Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1947.2. 

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770), "The Empire of Flora," ca. 1743. Oil on canvas, 28 1⁄4 × 35 in. (71.8 × 88.9 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 61.44.19

Commedia dell’arte figures: The Minuet, ca. 1750. Capodimonte manufactory (Italian, active 1743–1759), Modeled by Giuseppe Gricci (Italian, ca. 1700–1770). Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration, height: 7 3⁄4 in. (19.7 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection, Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, 2006.953

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804), "The Charlatan," 1756. Oil on canvas, 31 3⁄4 × 43 in. (80.5 × 109 cm). Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), "Venus at Vulcan’s Forge," 1769. Oil on canvas, 107 5⁄8 × 80 5⁄8 in. (273.5 × 204.7 cm). Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, AP 1972.09

François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), "Boreas Abducting Oreithyia," 1769. Oil on canvas, 107 5⁄8 × 80 3⁄4 in. (273.3 × 205 cm). Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, AP 1972.10

François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), "Mercury Confiding the Infant Bacchus to the Nymphs of Nysa," 1769. Oil on canvas, 107 1⁄4 × 79 3⁄8 in. (272.5 × 201.6 cm). Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, AP 1972.07

François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), "Juno Asking Aeolus to Release the Winds," 1769. Oil on canvas, 109 1⁄2 × 80 in. (278.2 × 203.2 cm). Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, AP 1972.08

Dress in two parts, 1760s, France. Silk satin patterned with weft floats. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, 2010.589.1–2

Suit, ca. 1780, France. Silk voided velvet embroidered with silk and gold paillettes, glass, and metallic thread, jacket center back length: 43 ½ in. (110.5 cm); breeches length: 26 1⁄2 in. (67.3 cm); waistcoat center back length: 23 5⁄8 in. (60 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, 43.644a–c

Fan, 1730s, Italy, Venice. Double paper leaf painted in gouache; ivory sticks, lacquered and gilded; mother-of-pearl, 20 7/8 in. (53 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oldham Collection, 1976.190

Installation of "Casanova: The Seduction of Europe" on view at the Legion of Honor.

Installation of "Casanova: The Seduction of Europe" on view at the Legion of Honor.

Toutes les illustrations : Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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