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From Monet to Soulages: Paths of Modern Western Painting(1800-1980)

Exhibition Info
Exhibition Period7 May 2017 - 15 September 2017
Exhibition VenueExhibition Hall 1-2-3, Tsinghua University Art Museum
General DirectorFeng Yuan
CuratorMartine Mourès-Dancer(France) Yang Dongjiang
Project Coordinator Wang Chenya Anne-Céline Callens(France) Wang Peng
Curatorial TeamXu Nuo Wang Zhao Eva Le Leuch(France) Zhong Ziwei
Visual DesignWang Peng
Exhibition DesignWang Chenya Anne-Céline Callens(France) Eva Le Leuch(France)
HostTsinghua University Art Museum
SupportFrench Embassy in China
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The exhibition “From Monet to Soulages: Paths of Modern Western Painting(1800-1980)” presents 51 paintings with various genres from collections of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saint-Etienne Métropole. The exhibition is divided in 6 sections by periods and styles: “a New Approach to Landscapes”, “Figures and portraits in Western Art”, “from the Cubist Revolution to Purism”, “Surrealism, Dreams and the Unconscious”, “the Revival of Material”, and “Between Figuration and Abstraction”. 
 
The “Path of Modernity” of Western Painting of the exhibition starts from the beginning of 19th century, and it extends to the last half of 20th century. During the hundred years, many art styles appeared such as Classicism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, Surrealism, Lyric Abstractionism and Geometric Abstractionism. In the exhibition, there are many artworks from celebrated masters: Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Soulages and Jean Dubuffet. However, the paintings of other artists who have played crucial roles in modern art history are also presented. 
 
 
 
 
 

Works on show

  • Country Scene or Ancient Landscape  Gustave COURBET  Around 1840

  • Water Lilies Claude MONET 1907

  • The Citadel of Belle-Ile Henri MATISSE 1896

  • Still Life with Jug, Glass and an Orange Pablo PICASSO 1944

  • Objective Subjectivities Victor BRAUNER 1952

  • Hands and Gloves Yves TANGUY 1946

  • The Illusory Location Jean DUBUFFET 1963

  • Painting 19th June 1979 Pierre SOULAGES 1979

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