June 13, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.
“The Courtauld Collection. Perspectives on Impressionism.”
Fine Art in the New Media to 2019, Now
While the exhibition will not take place until February 2019, the Courtauld Video: “First for Impressionists,” recorded 3 years ago, brings you to 2019 now, and gives you an excellent preview of the collection.
More About the Exhibition
The exhibition is all set to bring back works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and Gauguin. These works are returning to the country of their long lost origin, France, to be exhibited for the first time in the last 50 years. The return to their native lands more than half a century after has been made possible with Fondation Louis Vuitton’s loan from Courtauld Gallery Collection in London. The Guardian.
The exhibition will bring together London and Paris reminding the viewer of their history of artistic exchanges. The show has been brought to life with Samuel Courtauld’s extensive and elaborate collection of Impressionist art, which is renowned to be one of the most significant of such collections. Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947) was an English industrialist and patron with a keen interest in impressionist art. Fondation Louis Vuitton.
“Samuel Courtauld’s ties with France ran deep: of Huguenot origin, his family came from the Île d’Oléron on the Atlantic coast of France and emigrated to London in the late 17th century. His ancestors were silversmiths and later silk producers. In the early 20th century the development of viscose, a revolutionary synthetic fibre sometimes called ‘artificial silk’, turned the business into one of the largest textile manufacturers in the world. Samuel Courtauld had apprenticed as a young man in France.”
“When he became chairman of the company in 1921, he often returned to Paris to purchase Impressionist works of art from French dealers. He was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur for services to the arts in 1933. After his death, the Orangerie staged a commemorative exhibition in 1955, which marked the last time many of his works were seen in Paris, including Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Several others have not been back since their purchase by Courtauld in the early 20th century. “The Courtauld.