The Bührle collection features masterpieces by key artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Monet’s Poppies near Vétheuil (c. 1879), Cézanne’s Boy in a Red Waistcoat (c. 1888) and Van Gogh’s Sower with Setting Sun (1888).
Central to the exhibition, as to the E. G. Bührle collection itself, will be French Impressionism and post-Impressionism, with masterpieces by Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Sisley, Monet and Renoir, and by the founding fathers of modernism, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. As a prelude to this fascinating journey, two rooms will explore the role of these paintings in the history of European art. One will focus on portraits, showing the place of the Impressionists within the genre’s long tradition extending from Hals to Ingres, Corot, Courbet, Fantin-Latour and ultimately Renoir. The other will illustrate the influence of Romanticism and realism on the emergence of modern painting with a display of paintings by Delacroix and Daumier. This dazzling journey will end at the dawn of the 20th century, with key works by the Nabis (Bonnard, Vuillard), Fauves (Braque, Derain, Vlaminck) and Paris School (Modigliani, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec).
In revealing the outstanding works of the E. G. Bührle Foundation the Fondation de l’Hermitage is continuing an exploration of the great private Swiss collections that it has pursued for some twenty years, notably with exhibitions of the Weinberg (1997), Jean Planque (2001), Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser (2011) and Jean Bonna (2015) collections.
Curator: Lukas Gloor, Director and Curator of the Foundation E. G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
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