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Posts Tagged Angelica-Kauffman
18 MayWed / 2011Last weekend HGO Studio performed Love, Loss, and Solitude in Rienzi's Gallery. Selections came from Debussy, Schumann, Sondheim, and Mandel, among others. What really struck me was how just feet away, Rienzi's Breakfast Room, is where Angelica Kauffman's Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus usually hangs. The painting depicts Ariadne on the island of Naxos, where her lover, the Greek hero Theseus, left her after he promised to marry her when she saved him from a labyrinth where...