ICONS OF MODERN ART: THE SHCHUKIN COLLECTION, FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON, PARIS: OCTOBER 22, 2016 – FEBRUARY 20, 2017
A Russian collector of French modern art, Sergei Shchukin began to integrate himself into the Parisian arts scene in the late 19th century, forging relationships with art dealers and artists as well. As a result, he was able to create and shackled in Soviet Russia one of the most significant collections of his time, featuring major works of impressionism, post-impressionism and modern art.
Now, courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton, in collaboration with the Hermitage Museum and the Pushkin State Museum in Russia, that collection will return to its birthplace, Paris, for a special exhibition.
A veritable treasure trove of artworks from the most important artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries – Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rousseau, Derain, Matisse and Picasso, as well as Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh – will be showcased as part of Icons of Modern Art, The Shchukin Collection this season, alongside a cultural programme of dance and music contemplating the artistic relationship between France and Russia at the beginning of the 20th century.
22 October 2016 – 20 Februrary 2017