From Monet to Soulages: Paths of Modern Western Painting（1800-1980）
Exhibition Period7 May 2017 - 15 September 2017
Exhibition VenueExhibition Hall 1-2-3, Tsinghua University Art Museum
General DirectorFeng Yuan
CuratorsMartine 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 DirectorWang Peng
Exhibition DesignWang Chenya Anne-Céline Callens(France) Eva Le Leuch(France)
HostTsinghua University Art Museum
SupportFrench Embassy in China
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.