At the Legion of Honor: Klimt & Rodin
The first major West Coast exhibition on the career of iconic painter Gustav Klimt reflects upon the upcoming 100th anniversary of his death in 2018. Presented in dialogue with the museum's extensive Auguste Rodin collection, Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter is on view from Oct. 14, 2017 through Jan. 28, 2018, at the Legion of Honor.
Thirty-three works by Klimt are included in the exhibition, including pieces such as the anti-establishment Nuda Veritas (1899), the signature landscape Upper Austrian Farmhouse (1911), and The Virgin (1913), which showcases his well-known use of color. Two seven-foot tall panel reproductions of Beethoven Frieze (1902) offer a rare look at this work outside of Austria, widely considered a significant piece of Klimt's famed "golden period."
Work on loan comes from many international collections, including the Osterreichisches Theatermuseum, Vienna's Belvedere, and Prague's National Gallery, with many pieces on display in the U.S. for the first time. The Legion of Honor is the exclusive host for this exhibition, which is a prime opportunity for visitors to see the range of this seminal artist's work.
This exhibition is presented with approximately 25 sculptures and works on paper from the Legion's Rodin collection, carefully displayed to reflect the artists' synergistic works. Klimt and Rodin met at the Vienna Secession in 1902, with the sculptor viewing Beethoven Frieze as part of that year's exhibition. Klimt's landscapes and Rodin's surfaces, as well as both artists' shared inspiration from the female form, indicate common developments in their work.
The Legion of Honor is located in northwest San Francisco's Lincoln Park and overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter is on view from Oct. 14, 2017 through Jan. 28, 2018. Tickets for this special exhibit include general admission and discounted dual exhibition rates are available to include Gods in Color. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, please visit the Legion of Honor online.
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