Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso
Exhibited for the first time in France, the collection, which was assembled between 1936 and 1956 in Zurich, provides a panorama of French art from the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.
Featuring around fifty works, the exhibition includes several modern art movements: works by the major Impressionists (Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, and Sisley) post-Impressionist artists (Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Toulouse-Lautrec), works from the beginning of the twentieth century by the Nabis (Bonnard and Vuillard), the Fauves (Braque, Derain, and Vlaminck), the École de Paris (Modigliani) and Picasso.
Before its permanent relocation to the new extension of the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Musée Maillol has the privilege of displaying masterpieces such as La petite danseuse de quatorze ans by Degas (Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, circa 1880), Monet’s Les coquelicots près de Vétheuil (Poppies Near Vétheuil, circa 1879), Cézanne’s Le garçon au gilet rouge (Boy in a Red Waistcoat, circa 1888), and Le semeur au soleil couchant by Van Gogh (Sower at Sunset, 1888).
This visit will highlight the links and filiations between the artistic movements that existed during various eras, while illustrating each painter’s personal contribution to the history of art.