Coincidence High Renaissance
painting of the 16th century, Raphael Portrait of a Lady with the Unicorn is considered a masterpiece of the High Renaissance. For the first time ever, the work of art will be on display in San Francisco as a painting show in the Legion of Honor since January. Elsewhere in the Bay Area, the adults became fascinated by the words of Unicorn – jargon du jour for high-tech companies in the amount of one billion dollars or more. But the arrival of the painting and the region’s newfound belief in the magical beasts just a coincidence, Dr. Esther Bell, the organization of the exhibit curator, told Buzzfeed News.
“It’s really interesting timing for sure, so maybe the picture will resonate with some of our local businesses for this reason,” said Bell, who only recently learned of the modern usage of the word in Silicon Valley. Bell also the curator in charge of European painting in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), which includes the Legion of Honor. Board of Trustees is composed of museums investors Zachary Bogue (husband Marissa Mayer) and Juliet de Baubigny, partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, so there is a connection to the technology sector. Nevertheless, the exhibition has been in the works for two years. (This term was coined almost exactly two years ago, but really only come into widespread use this year.)
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