The rediscovery of a large, mythological painting by Benedetto Luti on the New York art market in 2015, leads to reconsider the mutual connections within a group of works of the painter and allows a reflection on the relevance of the nude in the Arcadian aesthetics. Additionally, the issue is made more intriguing by the provenance of the painting from a private club in San Francisco. The place, that does not exist anymore, was famous in the Forties and Fifties for the unparalleled collection of nude paintings displayed on the walls, praised by journalists and writers.

Benedetto Luti in Arcadia e al Domino Club.

R. Maffeis
2017

Abstract

The rediscovery of a large, mythological painting by Benedetto Luti on the New York art market in 2015, leads to reconsider the mutual connections within a group of works of the painter and allows a reflection on the relevance of the nude in the Arcadian aesthetics. Additionally, the issue is made more intriguing by the provenance of the painting from a private club in San Francisco. The place, that does not exist anymore, was famous in the Forties and Fifties for the unparalleled collection of nude paintings displayed on the walls, praised by journalists and writers.
Benedetto Luti, Arcadian Aesthetics, Eighteenth Century Painting, Rococo, Mythology, Bacchus and Ariadne, American Collecting, Nude, Domino Club, Roberto Lupetti, Irving Sinclair
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