"Keys to a passion"

Past exhibition - From April 1st to July 6 2015

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"Keys to a passion"
Exhibition

- The first sequence of the exhibition, Subjective Expressionism, evokes the questions each of us has about life, death, anguish and solitude: Kazimir Malevich, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Otto Dix and Helene Schjerfbeck.


- The development of the second sequence reflects the importance of the Contemplative line in our collection. It ranges from meditations on nature – Claude Monet, Piet Mondrian, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Ferdinand Hodler and Emil Nolde – to the radicalism of abstraction, with Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi and Mark Rothko. Quite another direction leads to a vision of more embodied hedonism: Pierre Bonnard and Pablo Picasso.


- The third sequence, Popist, is resolutely engaged with the vitality, energy and progress of modern life, represented through its most contemporary expressions – the city, sport, advertising and the media – in works by Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger and Francis Picabia.


- The fourth sequence centers on Music, the close relationship between artists and music, which plays a decisive role – both explicitly and implicitly – through an emblematic selection of works by Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, František Kupka and Gino Severini.

 

The essential

From April 1st to July 6 2015

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Fernand Léger, Three women (Le Grand Déjeuner), 1921-1922. Oil on canvas. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. 189.1942 © Adagp, Paris 2015 - Photo © 2015 Digital Image, the Museum of modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Constantin Brancusi, Mark Rothko, view of installation, exhibition "Keys to a Passion" © ADAGP, Paris, 2015 for work of C. Brancusi © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko - ADGP, 2015, for work of Mark Rothko. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

Francis Bacon, view of installation, exhibition "Keys to a Passion" © The Estate of Francis Bacon / All rights reserved / ADAGP, Paris 2015 for work of Francis Bacon. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

Wassily Kandinsky, view of installation, exhibition "Keys to a Passion" © Photo Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Edvard Munch, The Scream [Skrik], 1893 ? 1910 ? Oil and Tempera on cardboard. Oslo, Munch Museum. Photo © Munch Museum

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Album of the exhibition

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Keys to a passion

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