Symposium The Courtauld Collection

Thursday 21 March 2019 - Auditorium

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Symposium, La Collection Courtauld, le 21 mars 2019, dans l'auditorium de la Fondation Louis Vuitton. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Farida Bréchemier
Symposium The Courtauld Collection
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Symposium, La Collection Courtauld, le 21 mars 2019, dans l'auditorium de la Fondation Louis Vuitton. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Farida Bréchemier

In conjunction with the exhibition The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism, four round tables will bring together art historians, curators, critics, experts, and collectors from around the world to discuss the history of the collection and the Courtauld Institute.

 

The first will examine Samuel Courtauld’s activities in the context of collections and philanthropy in the early twentieth century. French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, both for his own appreciation but also to educate a wider public. 

 

The second, with Anna Gruetzner Robins and Sylvette Gaudichon, will explore the connections between Impressionism, literary circles, and art criticism in England in relation to the members of the Bloomsbury group, including economist John Maynard Keynes and art historian, painter, and critic Roger Fry.

 

The third will focus their attention on an artist Samuel Courtauld collected enthusiastically : Paul Cézanne.

 

The fourth round table will focus on the history of the Courtauld Institute.

Morning

Intervenants
Sylvie Patry

 

Ms Sylvie Patry, a French Conservatrice Générale du Patrimoine, has been Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at the Musée d’Orsay since July 2017.

Ms Patry previously served as Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, for nearly two years. This professional experience abroad came after her ten years as Curator and then Chief Curator of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings at the Musée d’Orsay. Before joining the Musée d’Orsay, Ms Patry was Curator at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille (1999-2002), then resident at the INHA (2003-2005) and Curator at the Musée Gustave-Moreau (2003). She is an expert in painting from the second half of the 19th century, more specifically Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. In this field, she has taken part in international exhibitions, made acquisitions, lectured and overseen publications and research. 

Sylvie Patry is currently preparing her co-curation of several upcoming exhibitions on Monet and landscapes (Tokyo, 2020), the Swiss avant-garde (Musée d’Orsay, 2020), and the little-known realm of Impressionist decoration (Musée d’Orsay and National Gallery, 2021).

Anna Gruetzner Robins

Anna Gruetzner Robins is a Canadian art historian and professor Emeritus at the University of Reading. She is a specialist in the art of Walter Sickert, about whom she has written three books. She completed her BA at the University of Toronto and her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

She has written widely on Anglo-French modernism including Modern Art in Britain, 1910-1914, 1997, Walter Sickert: The Complete Writings on Art, 2000, Degas, Sickert, Toulouse Lautrec, 2005 and A Fragile Modernism: Whistler and his Impressionist Followers, 2007. She is a major contributor in catalogue for the Van Gogh and Britain exhibition that opens at Tate Britain in March 2019.

Sylvette Gaudichon

Curator of Conservation in charge of the Applied Arts collections and exhibitions at the La Piscine art and industry museum in Roubaix, curator of the exhibition Conversation anglaise, le groupe de Bloomsbury.

Afternoon

Moderator
Guests
Martin Gayford

Moderator of the third round table

Martin Gayford is the author of biographical studies of Michelangelo, John Constable, Vincent van Gogh and a volume of conversations with David Hockney.     

 

He collaborated with Philippe de Montebello, on Rendez-Vous with Art (2014) a unique mixture of travelogue, art appreciation and dialogue. In 2016 he published A History of Pictures, co-written with David Hockney. He has sat for portraits by both Hockney and Lucian Freud, the latter experience being the subject of Man with a Blue Scarf (2010). His most recent publications are a two-volume study of Freud and a survey of painting in London after the Second World War entitled Modernists and Mavericks. 

Walter Feilchenfeldt

Walter Feilchenfeldt began his art career in the mid-1960s in the Impressionist Department at Sotheby’s in London, before entering his family firm, which his father established in 1948 in Zürich as a successor company of Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer in Berlin. Feilchenfeldt senior was a partner of the art dealer Paul Cassirer until 1946 and together they played a significant role in the promotion of Cézanne in Germany. 

In addition to his activity as an art dealer, Walter Feilchenfeldt gained a formidable reputation as a Cézanne and van Gogh scholar. He is co-editor of the six Volumes “Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer Berlin – Exhibitions 1898-1914” which published for the first time a great part of Paul Cassirer Archives. The Online version of Cezanne’s entire work - of which he is co-author - is publicly accessible since January 19, Cezanne’s 180th birthday.

Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen

Ernst Vegelin has been Head of the Courtauld Gallery since 2006. He has career has focused on the public value of university museums, such as the Courtauld. Awarded a PhD from the University of London for his study of religious painting and iconoclasm, he has published and curated exhibitions on a subjects ranging from Rubens to Renoir. 

Lukas Gloor

Lukas Gloor, born in Basel in 1952, Ph.D. in Art History, based upon a dissertation on the reception of French Impressionism in Switzerland (Von Böcklin zu Cézanne, 1986). Major topics of academic interest and publications have been the history of 20th century collections of Western art and the evolution of taste.

 

 

From 1980 to 1987, Lukas Gloor was Assistant at the Swiss Institute for Art Research in Zurich; from 1990 to 1995, he served as a Cultural Attaché at the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. Since 2002, he is the Director of the Emil Bührle Collection in Zurich, and he is currently preparing the collection's move to the new extension of the Kunsthaus Zurich in 2021.

 

Bührle Collection 

Paul Cézanne's work is of paramount importance for the Emil Bührle Collection. For Bührle, Cézanne was "the greatest and the most trendsetting" of all painters from his period, and he considered the three Cézanne portraits, with the Boy with the Red Waistcoat at its centre, pivotal for his collection. Bührle also succeeded in acquiring works from all different stages of Cézanne's career, allowing thereby to follow the artist's development in its entirety.

Philippe Cézanne

After creating exhibitions in the 1970s with Charles Durand-Ruel (Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris), including Renoir Intime 1969, Claude Monet 1970, and Centenaire de l’Impressionnisme 1874-1974, he became an art expert, a member of the Chambre Syndicale des Experts Français 1972-2000, and was a gallery owner at Le Louvre des Antiquaires 1983-1997.

He has helped organise and promote a number of exhibitions on Paul Cézanne.

He was one of the founders of the Société Paul Cézanne in 1998 and has since continued leading tours and giving presentations on significant Cézanne sites: Atelier des Lauves, Jas de Bouffan, Bibémus Quarries, Château de Vauvenargues (Picasso). 

Alixe Bovey

Dr Alixe Bovey is Head of Research at The Courtauld Institute of Art. She is a specialist in the art and culture of the later Middle Ages. She supports all aspects of The Courtauld’s research activity, and is committed to bringing advanced art historical research to a wide public.

Professor Deborah Swallow

Professor Deborah Swallow is Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art and Gallery. She is a distinguished expert in Indian art and anthropology.

Under her leadership, The Courtauld has grown as the world’s foremost academic centre for art history, curation, and the conservation of painting, and its Gallery has flourished. Today, she is at the helm of an institution embarking on a landmark transformation project, Courtauld Connects, which will bring to fruition a visionary ambition and broaden the reach of The Courtauld’s unique offering in numerous exciting and timely ways.

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Thursday 21 March 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Auditorium

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PROGRAMME

Morning

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Collecting Impressionism in the Early 20th Century: Art, Education and Philanthropy

 

Sylvie Patry

Director of Conservation and Collections at the Musée d'Orsay

 

11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. 

The links between Impressionism, literacy circles and art criticism in England : Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group 

 

Anna Gruetzner Robins

Professor Emeritus, University of Reading, UK

 

Sylvette Gaudichon

Collections and exhibitions of applied arts Officer at Musée La Piscine, Roubaix

Afternoon

2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m 

Collecting Cezanne, a critical history

 

Proposed by Daniella Luxembourg 

Martin Gayford, moderator

 

Walter Feilchenfeldt

Art dealer, co-author of the online catalogue raisonnée of Cézanne

 

Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen

Head of the Courtauld Gallery 

 

Lukas Gloor

Head of the Bürhle Collection 

 

Philippe Cézanne

Curator, expert, great-grandson of Paul Cézanne

(to be confirmed) 

 

3.45 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Courtauld Institute : beyond a private collection 

 

Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen

Head of the Courtauld Gallery 

 

Alixe Bovey

Head of Research of Courtauld Institute of Art 

 

Professor Deborah Swallow

Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art and Gallery

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