Modern Art Icons: Shchukin Collection Visits Paris
Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris will be holding an exhibition showcasing works from the collection of Sergei Shchukin, as part of the France-Russia Year of Cultural Tourism.
Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris will be holding an exhibition showcasing works from the collection of Sergei Shchukin, as part of the France-Russia Year of Cultural Tourism. “Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection” will be running from October 22, 2016, to February 20, 2017, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France.
Shchukin was a renowned patron and collector of French art in the early 20th century. The Russian businessman began to forge relationships with art dealers in 1898, starting with Paul Durand-Ruel and Ambroise Vollard, then Berthe Weill, Eugène Druet, Clovis Sagot, Georges Bernheim and Daniel Henry-Kahnweiler. Shchukin’s taste and acquisitions were also influenced by his relationships with prominent artists Henri Matisse and Picasso.
In the exhibition, 130 works from Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern Art masters will be displayed, all of which are from Shchukin’s collection. It will include works by Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rousseau, Derain, Matisse and Picasso, as well as Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.
The showcase will explore the impact of Shchukin’s collection on the development of Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism and Constructivism. The 30 works in question will range from paintings, paper collages, constructions, reliefs and two sculptures, including pieces from major names of Russian art, such as Malevich, Rodchenko, Larionov, Tatline, Popova and Rozanova.
France-Russia Year of Cultural Tourism was launched at April 4, 2016. It seeks to boost visitor exchanges between the two countries, promoting the tourism potential of regions less frequently visited by the public and their cultural heritage in particular.
Fondation Louis Vuitton exhibition will be accompanied by a program of events, including dance and musical performances, highlighting the artistic dialogue between France and Russia in the early 20th century.
More information can be found at www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/