This exhibition makes part of a large-scale project paying tribute to the celebrated Russian art collectors, Sergey Shchukin and Morozov Brothers.
The series of exhibitions was initiated in 2016 when the Fondation Louis Vuitton hosted the exhibition ‘Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection from the State Hermitage and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts’. Summer 2019 was marked by two joint exhibitions organised at the State Hermitage Museum (‘The Morozov Brothers. Great Russian Collectors’) and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (‘Shchukin. Biography of a Collection’). The new Hermitage exhibition provides its visitors with an unparalleled overview of Shchukin’s collection, putting on display all the works by Cézanne, Gauguin and Matisse from this seminal collection as well as paintings by Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Derain and many other exponents of the new kind of French painting. A total of more than one hundred exhibits are to go on display, with the Hermitage’s pieces showcased alongside paintings and African sculptures from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
Curator O. Leontieva