Friday, December 18, 2015
Raphael's 'Lady with a Unicorn' opens at SF's Legion of Honor in January
A Renaissance masterpiece comes to SF in January
In his "Lives of the Artists," Renaissance writer Vasari declared that Heaven had bestowed upon Raphael the “infinite riches of her treasure.. of modesty, grace and talent.” His work personified the Renaissance ideals of clarity, order and balance.
Viewers will have a chance to decide for themselves when “Lady with a Unicorn." a one-painting exhibit opens at the Legion of Honor in January 2016. The work comes to us via the Cincinnati Art Museum and marks the very first time Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn” has visited the United States, itself a reason for celebration.
If reading about art is too boring, how about this - was Raphael killed by too much sex: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2009/nov/25/raphael-art-sex