A few weeks ago I was asked by three fellow Fine Arts students if I wanted to spent four days in Paris. Ofcourse I had to say yes and a week later we hit the road. The same day that we arrived at our hotel, we hopped on the metro and had a evening visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
The collection currently shown in Louis Vuitton Foundation was founded by the Russian collector Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin and consists of all the grand masters you can think of. Beginning with Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and ofcourse a grand amount of work by Henri Matisse. The exhibition “Icons of Modern Art : The Shchukin collection” runs until the 20th of February 2017.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of work that I didn’t know existed by such grand names. Each room that I entered the right number of paintings or sculptures were present. You could walk around, admire one piece without the disturbance of another hanging right next to it. The photos that are shown here are pieces that immediately caught my attention and stayed with me after our visit.
We arrived around half past eight and the museum closed at eleven, which meant that we didn’t have enough time to provide every piece of work with the same amount of time. That’s the thing about museum with a lot of space to show art, on the one hand it’s absolutely wonderful that they show so much, on the other hand it’s exhausting and I mostly feel overwhelmed by the quantity of the pieces. But let’s not dwell on this subject and focus on the photos that I made, which give you an idea on what to expect in this exhibition.