It is the most anticipated retrospective of this new school year. For the first time since its creation at the end of the 19th century, the Morozov collection , one of the most important art collections in the world, leaves Russia.
A big blow for the Louis Vuitton Foundation and France, after tough negotiations led by Bernard Arnault and Emmanuel Macron with Vladimir Poutine .
In total, more than 200 works from the largest museums in Russia ( The Hermitage of Saint Petersburg , the Pushkin Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow ) relocated to Paris. Suffice to say that we will have to take your places dare-dare .
An extraordinary collection
Definitely, art and geopolitics are never very far away! It is a route of masterpieces never before presented in the western bloc that awaits visitors. And for good reason: this extraordinary collection was put together by the magnates Ivan and Mikhail Abramovich Morozov before the Russian revolution, then confiscated by the former USSR.
At the time, collectors appealed to the most highly regarded Parisian art dealers of the time - Paul Durand-Ruel , George Bernheim or Eugène Druet - to bring together European masters of Impressionist and modern art. Without forgetting the big Russian names.
Paintings never before seen by the public
Rather, aim! Portraits of Renoir ; twelve paintings from the Tahitian period by Gauguin ; the imposing triptych La Méditerranée by Pierre Bonnard ; the expressionists Van Gogh and Munch ; Les Baigneurs , Le Fumeur and Cézanne's Provençal landscapes ; The Two Acrobats Picasso; the Moroccan Triptych and still lifes by Matisse ; Degas' pastels ; Rodin's sculptures … and hundreds of realistic and symbolist works by Russian painters, from Vroubel to Serov .
The must ? Register for a Nocturne (7 pm-11pm) organized by the Louis Vuitton Foundation every first Friday of the month to discover the place, the works and the exhibition in a different way. Offbeat visits, artistic or musical events: the assurance of having a good evening.
From September 22, 2021 to February 22, 2022, € 16 full price, € 10 reduced price, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation .