Short-Tours Mikhail Vrubel

From 15.10.2021 to 17.10.2021
15 min
Every 30 min

Mikhaïl Vroubel, Lilas, province de Tchernigov, village d’Ivanovo, 1901 © Galerie Nationale Tretiakov, Moscou © Fondation Louis Vuitton / David Bordes

Short Tours Mikhail Vrubel

The Fondation will exceptionally hold short-tours presenting some of Vrubel’s works: his Portrait of Savva Mamontov (1897), Lilacs (1901) and Portrait of the poet Valery Bryusov (1906) before its return at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow for the artist's national retrospective.

You will get the chance to discover both the history of the works and the unique people depicted in them, as well as the dramatic world of Mikhail Vrubel, a visionary symbolist artist emblematic of the contemporary Russian school. 

Mikhail Vrubel’s works will be at the Fondation Louis Vuitton until 7 p.m. on Sunday 7 October.

Free with a reservation to the exhibition "The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art".

Rotation of Mikhail Vrubel’s works

Three important works by Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910), presented in the exhibition “The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art”, must return at the State Tretyakov Gallery for the artist’s national retrospective. That exhibition will take place in Moscow from 3 November 2021 to 8 March 2022 and will feature more than 300 of the artist’s works, including pieces on loan from 14 Russian and foreign museums.

Vrubel’s paintings will be dismounted during the night of Sunday 17 October. The Fondation Louis Vuitton will open its doors on the morning of Monday 18 October to present five new works by Russian artists generously loaned by the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

The choice of each new work corresponds with each gallery’s theme and existing scenography.

• In Gallery 1 (Painters and patrons), Vrubel’s Portrait of Savva Mamontov (1897) will be supplanted by the Portrait of Savva Mamontov (1896) by Anders Leonard Zorn (Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts).

• In Gallery 5 (The nature of things), Vrubel’s Lilacs (1901) will be replaced by a triptych composed of three paintings: Green study (1906) by Boris Anisfeld (purchased by Ivan Morozov in 1906), Sirène (1896) by Valentin Sérov (from the collection of the painter and patron of the arts Ilya Ostroukhov) and Landscape (1911) by Alexandre Golovine (purchased by Ivan Morozov in 1915).

• In Gallery 9 (Cézanne and "les Cézannistes"), Smoker (1911) by Natalia Goncharova (donated by the artist) will take the place of Vrubel’s Portrait of the poet Valery Bryusov (1906).