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Home » Go See – Lausanne, Switzerland: Cézanne to Rothko at Fondation l’Hermitage, Featuring Braque, Warhol, Ernst, Twombly, Giacometti, Bacon, Renoir, Monet, and more, through October 25, 2009

Go See – Lausanne, Switzerland: Cézanne to Rothko at Fondation l’Hermitage, Featuring Braque, Warhol, Ernst, Twombly, Giacometti, Bacon, Renoir, Monet, and more, through October 25, 2009

August 25th, 2009

The show is comprised of works by 63 artists, with some pieces showing publicly for the first time. The sweeping comprehensiveness of the exhibition allows for a juxtaposition of artists rarely seen. Paintings by Claude Monet accompany those by Cy Twombly and Paul Signac. Cubist Georges Braque brings the cartoons of Jean Dubufett into sharper relief. Included are Paul Cézanne and Abstract Expressionists Mark Rothko and Sam Francis, in an exhibition that shows even the pop art of Andy Warhol and the Surrealist paintings of Salvador Dalí.

ferdinand hodler, le grammont, fondation l'hermitage, from cezanne to rothko, 20th century masterpieces in private swiss collections
Ferdinand Hodler, “le Grammont,” at Fondation l’Hermitage. Image courtesy of the museum.

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Yves Klein, “ANT 20,” at Fondation l’Hermitage. Image courtesy of the museum.

Initially founded in 1984 with the Bugnion Family collection, Fondation l’Hermitage now boasts over 600 works, shown in rotation along with its temporary exhibitions. The Fondation is also home to a collection of 12th-19th century Chinese porcelain, donated by the Vergottis Foundation and on permanent display in its underground space.

rené magritte, la ruse symétrique, fondation l'hermitage, from cezanne to rothko, 20th century masterpieces in private swiss collections
René Magritte, “La Ruse Symétrique,” at Fondation l’Hermitage. Image courtesy of the museum.

paul klee, felsenlandschaft, fondation l'hermitage, from cezanne to rothko 20th century masterpieces in private swiss collections
Paul Klee, “Felsenlandschaft,” at Fondation l’Hermitage. Image courtesy of the museum.

edgar degas Danseuses (Danseuses au repos) fondation l'hermitage cezanne rothko
Edgar Degas, “Danseuses (Danseuses au repos),” at Fondation l’Hermitage. Image courtesy of the museum.

– R. Fogel

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