Icons of Modern Art: Louis Vuitton Foundation

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Icons of Modern Art: Louis Vuitton Foundation

 

 

In the second gallery of the Shchukin Collection  there is multimedia presentation by Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke which reinterprets the paintings by Henri Matisse – The Dance (1909) and Music (1910). These large panels were commissioned by Shchukin to grace the stairway of the Troubetsko Palace. 

It seems surprising (given our preconceptions about the cultural mores of the time) that these wonderful pictures of  naked dancers were put in such a prominent picture in his house. 

The pictures are full of joy and life and colour. The exhibition is worth attending to see the Matisse paintings alone – there is a later gallery filled with his paintings. 

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