The Morozov Collection. Icons of modern art
The Morozov Collection exhibition runs until 3 April. To enable wider access to the public, admission is free of charge to all visitors every Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Special short tours are available to learn more about the works in the Collection. Each week has its own theme: “The role of women in the Collection", until 13 March; “The Morozovs and Shchukin, a collector’s life”, from 14 to 20 March; “The artistic scandals of the time”, from 21 to 27 March; and “Our mediators’ top picks”, from 28 March to 3 April. You may also consult these themes on the Fondation’s application.
The major international exhibition brings together in Paris 200 masterpieces from the French and Russian modern art collection of the brothers Mikhaïl (1870-1903) and Ivan Morozov (1871-1921).
The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art brings together a selection of works by renowned French artists including Manet, Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Sisley, Cézanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Denis, Maillol, Matisse, Marquet, Vlaminck, Derain and alongside Russian masters including Repin, Korovin, Golovin, Serov, Larionov, Goncharova, Malevich, Mashkov, Konchalovsky, Outkine, Saryan and Konenkov.
Conceived by Anne Baldassari, the exhibition’s chief curator, the exhibition includes astonishing discoveries and memorable moments, with a unique design that evokes historical references and highlights the timeless nature of works that exemplify the emerging artistic modernity of the late 19th- and early 20th centuries.
"A vast collection of modern French and Russian paintings makes up a historic show." The New York Times
Paul Gauguin, Eu haere ia oe (Où vas-tu ?), La Femme au fruit, Tahiti, 1893
Auguste Renoir. Portrait de Jeanne Samary. Rêverie, Paris, 1877
Paul Cézanne. Paysage bleu , Aix-en-Provence, 1904-1906
Ilia Machkov. Autoportrait, Moscou, 1911
Paul Cézanne. Le Grand Pin, Aix-en-Provence, 1895-1897
At the end of the visit, the Music Room in Ivan Morozov’s Moscow mansion is presented outside the State Hermitage Museum as part of a special exhibition design and installation that marks the ending of the presentation of the Morozov works. Consisting of a monumental decorative installation of seven panels commissioned by Ivan Morozov in 1907 from Maurice Denis on the subject of The Story of Psyche (1908-1909), and of four sculptures by Aristide Maillol, the Music Room provides a rare window into the life of the prominent collector.
L’Histoire de Psyché. Panneau dixième, Paris, 1908-1909
The landmark exhibition is the second in the ICONS OF MODERN ART series, organized by the Fondation Louis Vuitton in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum (Saint-Petersburg), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) and the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow).
Following the exhibition of the Shchukin Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2016/2017, the Morozov Collection continues the Fondation's series dedicated to prominent collectors and pioneering patrons of modern art.
Anne Baldassari, Heritage curator
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