"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.

 

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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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Expressionism

The scream, Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch The scream, 1893 ? 1910 ? Oil and tempera on cardboard 83,5 × 66 cm Oslo, musée Munch Photo © Munch Museum

Contemplation

N° 46, Mark Rothko

No. 46 [Black, Ochre, Red Over Red], 1957 Oil on canvas 252.73 × 207.01 × 4.45 cm Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Panza Collection © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko - ADAGP, Paris, 2015 - Photo The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Popism

Three women (Le Grand Déjeuner), Fernand Léger

Three women (Le Grand Déjeuner), 1921-1922 Oil on canvas, 183.5 x 251.5 cm. 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

Music

The Danse, Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse, The Dance [La Danse], 1909–10, Oil on canvas, 260 × 391 cm © Succession H. Matisse. Photo : © The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, 2015/ Vladimir Terebenin, 2014

Expressionism

Study for Portrait, Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon Study for a Portrait, 1949 Oil on canvas, 149.4 x 130.6 cm Chicago, Collection Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago. Gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago © The Estate of Francis Bacon / All rights reserved / ADAGP, Paris 2015; Photo: Nathan Keay, © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Popism

Portrait of a Couple (The Cherry Tree), Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia Portrait of a Couple (The Cherry Tree), 1942-43 Oil on panel, 105.7 x 77.4 cm New York, The Museum of Modern Art. Purchase, 2000 © 2014 Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence © Adagp, Paris 2015

Contemplation

Endless column, Version 1, Constantin Brancusi

Endless column, Version 1, 1918 Oak, 203.2 x 25.1 x 24.5 cm New York, The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Mary Sisler, 1983 © 2014 Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence © Adagp, Paris 2015

Contemplation

Lac Keitele, Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Lac Keitele [Keitele], 1905 oil on canvas, 53 × 66 cm Londron, The National Gallery, bought 1999

Music

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell, Wassily Kandinsky

Panel for Edwin R. Campbell, 1914 Oil on canvas, New York, The Museum of Modern Art. Fonds Mrs Simon Guggenheim , 1954 © The Museum of Modern Art, New-York © Adagp, Paris 2015 pour l'oeuvre de Wassily Kandinsky © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage.

Contemplation

Summer, Pierre Bonnard

L’Été, 1917 Oil on canvas, 260 × 340 cm Saint-Paul, Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght © Fondation Maeght © Adagp, Paris 2015 pour l'oeuvre de Pierre Bonnard © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage.

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