A 4th-Century Saint Made Modern

fabiolafrancis-al-s-s-installati-001‘It would be hard,’ says the Guardian, ‘to imagine a more startling show of portraits than the 300 heads now assembled, with barely an inch between them, in “Fabiola” at [London’s] National Portrait Gallery. The spectacle is overwhelming. It is not just the critical mass of so many faces, floor to ceiling, nor the fact that some of these works might not ordinarily be found in a public gallery. It is that they all show exactly the same woman.’

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