Think of your favourite artists… Perhaps Modigliani’s elegant, almond-eyed portraits spring to mind, or Gauguin’s exotic, tropical-hued Tahitian scenes. Maybe you’re partial to Picasso’s stunning brushstrokes or Giacometti’s slender sculptures. For a Paris exhibition that unites them all, and lots more era-spanning art, catch hot new show ‘From Zurbarán to Rothko’, sharing highlights from the Alicia Koplowitz Collection.
Musée Jacquemart-André hosts savvy selections from the Spanish business magnate’s coveted private stash, including jaw-dropping pieces by Old and Modern masters from Europe and the US such as Tiepolo, Canaletto, Goya, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Modigliani, Schiele, Freud and Giacometti. An absolute must – with many works on display for the first time!
Passionate collector Koplowitz has a great eye for female portraits, which feature prominently among the 53 audacious pieces, collected over 30 years. Women – as muse, model and artist – make their presence felt, with gems such as Kees van Dongen’s ‘Femme au grand chapeau’ turning heads, a bold portrait of a lady naked except for a fab black green-feathered hat, arm band and red lipstick. There’s also a play between paintings and sculptures, modern works and ancient artefacts.
Rave over Rothko and bliss out over Bourgeois but don’t forget to admire the interiors. The museum was the former residence of another daring culture vulture, Nélie Jacquemart, who with her husband collated an eclectic ensemble of art and furniture here. Bravo!
Until 10 Jul, 2017.
Collection Alicia Koplowitz / Musée Jacquemart-André / 158 blvd Haussmann, 8th / +33 1 45 62 11 59 / 10am-6pm daily / musee-jacquemart-andre.com