Fondation Louis Vuitton – Collection Courtauld : le parti de l’impressionnisme
Dates : Feb 20-june 17 2019
The Louis Vuitton Foundation is organizing an exhibition of the Courtauld Collection. Industrialist and English mecene, Samuel Courtauld was one of the most significant collections of Impressionist paintings, gathered for the first time in Paris for 60 years.
The exhibition brings together some 110 works – including some 60 paintings, but also graphic works, all of which belonged to Samuel Courtauld and mostly held at the Courtauld Gallery in London.
This is a unique opportunity to discover some of the greatest French paintings of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth (Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin), the exhibition brings together heads of such as:
«Bar at the Folies-Bergère of Manet (1882)»
“Nevermore of Gauguin (1897)”
“The Renoir Lodge (1874)”
«The woman powdering Seurat (1889)»
“Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Banded Ear (1889)”
In the same time, the exhibition “The Collection of the Foundation: The Party of Painting” will present a new selection of works from the Collection of the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
Rooms dedicated to Joan Mitchell, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ettore Spalletti, Yayoi Kusama and Jesús Rafael Soto alternate with thematic ensembles, around abstraction, space and color.