Rodin will co-star with the famed artist in “Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter,” at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
One hundred years after his death, Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) is finally making his first trip to California, for an exhibition at the Legion of Honor at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. The beloved Austrian artist has never had a major show on the West Coast, and this one will feature a number of works that are making their first-ever appearance in the US.
Opening October 17, the exhibition pairs the founding member of the Modernist Vienna Secession movement with French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), who died in November 1917, just three months before Klimt’s passing in February 1918. Although the two men met just once, at the 1902 Vienna Secession show “Beethoven Exhibition,” they both were artistic pioneers who broke new aesthetic ground in their work, and who were greatly inspired by the female body. read more