Laurent Grasso, “Studies into the past.”
Oil on panel, 12 3/4 x 10 inches.*

October 29, 2011–February 12, 2012

The Bass Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of works by Paris-based artist Laurent Grasso. The exhibition, titled Portrait of a Young Man, builds on Grasso’s reflections on the Renaissance, a time when the fields of science and the arts actively informed one another. In order to explore this theme within his oeuvre, Grasso carefully selected historic works from the Renaissance and Baroque collection of the Bass Museum of Art to create a dialogue with his own works from a wide range of media, all of which investigate a notion of history that is neither linear nor cyclical.

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