SERIES | Museum Loans, Spring-Summer 2023
Current museum exhibition programming gives us the opportunity to highlight works presently on loan through our gallery.
We invite you to discover and visit these exhibitions over the course of a weekend or during your next summer vacation!
“From Matisse to Chagall.
The adventure of the painters
witnesses of their time”.
At the Jean Couty Museum in Lyon, the exhibition “De Matisse to Chagall. L’aventure des peintres témoins de leur temps” (From Matisse to Chagall. The adventure of the painters who witnessed their time) brings together more than forty artists who participated from 1951 to 1982 in the “Salon des peintres témoins de leur temps” (The Salon of the painters who witnessed their time), one of the greatest Parisian salons, of which Jean Couty was the winner in 1975.
“From 1951 to 1982, the Salon des Peintres Témoins de leur temps exhibited artists, painters and sculptors, who in the immediate post-war period made the choice to preserve the human figure at a time when abstract art was booming and making modernist claims.
Each year, the artists responded to a theme always related to Man and his environment. Alongside older artists such as Picasso, Chagall and Matisse, a new generation of artists such as Bernard Buffet, Marcel Gromaire, André Minaux, Michel de Gallard, André Marchand, Edouard Goerg…
As a major exhibition for figurative painting, the Peintres Témoins were accompanied by eminent art critics who presented them and writers collaborated in the catalogues with unpublished texts.
A Grand Prix was awarded to an exhibiting artist and a Prize to an art critic, proof of the importance of the exhibition in the defence of figurative art.
The gallery is lending works to this exhibition, which is being held in Lyon at the Musée Jean-Couty from 26 May 2023.”
Here is one of the works we are lending for this exhibition:
Marcel GROMAIRE (1892-1971)
Nu cambré sur fond rouge et bleu
Oil on canvas
54 x 65 cm
Galerie de la Présidence collection
“From Matisse to Chagall.
The adventure of painters who witnessed their time”
From 26 May 2023 to 28 January 2024
Musée Jean Couty
1 place Henri Barbusse Saint-Rambert, l’Île Barbe
Loans to museums, spring-summer 2023
Discover the other articles in this series:
Marquet in Normandy: at the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art – MuMa, Le Havre Read the article
Suzanne Valadon. Un monde à soi: at the Centre Pompidou-Metz Read the article
Henri-Edmond Cross. In the light of the Var. “The most beautiful country in the world”: at the Musée de l’Annonciade, Saint-Tropez and at the Villa Théo – Centre d’art, Le Lavandou Read the article
Georges Grosz. The Stick Men : at the Grosz Museum, Berlin Read the article