Friday, September 29, 2017

Kimbell Art Museum presents Casanova - The Seduction of Europe

 Another splendid exhibit is at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, and it's there until the end of December. Casanova - the Seduction of Europe looks at the 18th century through the eyes of Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). He traveled widely in Europe, dined with the stars - Catherine the Great, et al, He studied law, wrote, painted, and pursued love most of all. Let's just say he was quite the player.

The exhibit offers plenty of Canaletto (i.e. The Entrance to the Grand Canal), Fragonard (lots of cherubs), costumes, sculptures, and even a section of (sshh!) naughty etchings.  This is a very thorough collection of works, and a marvelous way to explore this time period. I always learn something and feast the eyes.
Here's my Casanova, Ray, posing at the entrance area. We had a really nice time in Fort Worth's Cultural District.

13 comments:

  1. Getting all R rated at your sea, let that kinky side flow lol

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  2. Hi Joanne - it certainly looks to be a wonderful exhibition - Casanova is a subject I want to write about ... one day at the moment! But it's good to read about the exhibition and to know you had a great day out ... love the photo! Cheers Hilary

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    1. The man wrote a huge memoir - I think it was seven books. He was quite the character - very interesting. Certainly a prime time to be in Italy - arts abounded

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  3. Great exhibit. Just how naughty were those etchings?

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  4. Thanks for showing us what a wonderful exhibition this was. Most interesting.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I shall go again before it closes. Lots to look at

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  5. Hmmm... was it Casanova who said, "Would you like me to show you my etching?" :) Can't say that I've ever seen any naughty etchings, but this exhibit sounds terrific.

    Have a super weekend.

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    1. sounds like you need to visit Texas. The etchings were "art" !!! That makes it legit

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  6. Sounds like an excellent exhibition. Are these etchings likely to lead to awkward conversations if you took the kids?

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    1. They have it in a small area adult eye high, so kids are not roaming through

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