In the dynamic world of mid-eighteenth century Europe, people, ideas, and aesthetics crossed national boundaries. For an intelligent, curious, confident, and lucky person like Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798), the possibilities must have seemed endless. Stretching the limits of both social and physical mobility, he traveled from his native Venice to Paris, London, Dresden, and even Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
Notorious for amorous pursuits and his ability to charm and con his way into top-tier circles, Casanova wrote vivid accounts of 18th-century social life in Europe. Containing paintings, sculptures, drawings, costumes, porcelain and silver, this new exhibit highlights the visual riches and attitudes found in the worlds that Casanova inhabited.
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
February 10 – May 28
Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue
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