With its exhibition Collections Privées, des Impressionnistes aux Fauves [Private Collections, from Impressionists to Fauve artists], running from September 13, 2018 to February 10, 2019, the Musée Marmottan-Monet pays tribute to collectors who bring art to live.
Some 60 works exclusively coming from private collections from all over the world are gathered on the occasion in this beautiful private museum, a museum built itself as a “collectors” house”.
At the origin, it was Paul Marmottan’s house, the manor will later become a museum, when he dies, displaying the works purchased by his father and his own collection. Works come from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as well as the Consular and Empire eras. From 1938, donations and bequests follow one another allowing to double the collections of the museum and open it to the impressionism.
In fall 2018, in addition to Monet’s Vues de Normandie, de la Creuse, du Midi, de Londres ou de Norvège and paintings by Berthe Morisot, 60 works by Monet, Degas, Caillebotte, Renoir, Rodin, Camille Claudel, Seurat, Signac, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Redon, Vuillard, Bonnard, Derain, Vlaminck and Matisse can be discovered.
Some being displayed for the first time in Paris, these masterpieces offer visitors a unique walk from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
Impressionists open the tour. Bordighera, Belle-Ile, Rouen, Vargengeville landscapes, elegant feminine portraits and genre arts are in including Gustave Caillebotte’s famous Port de l’Europe, the artist’s latest monumental masterpiece held in a private collection.
Then, the exhibition continues with Gauguin’s symbolism, Toulouse-Lautrec’s and Emile Bernard’s Ecole de Pont Aven, Nabis with Bonnard, Vuillard and Odilon Redon to finish off with fauve works by Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy and Van Dongen.
Main piece of the exhibition, Le Pont de l’Europe by Gustave Caillebotte reveals passersby on a metallic bridge looking over Paris Gare Saint-Lazare in 1876, one of the pictures that show most of the Haussmann transformation in Paris. Here, a couple walks around while a man seems to look at the rail traffic.
More than a nod to the industrial revolution and the new Paris, Paris was still under martial law following the massacres of the Bloody Week in May 1871 six years before to which the dog would alludes.
Immersion within the exhibition:
Dates and Opening Time
From 13 September 2018 to 10 February 2019
2, rue Louis Boilly
75116 Paris 16
tarif enfant -7 ans: Free
tarif réduit: €8.5
tarif normal: €12
Horaires : 10h-18h du mardi au dimanche, nocturne le jeudi jusqu’à 21h
Fermé le 25 décembre et le 1er janvier
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