Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht Presents Modern Masterpieces from the Liege Collections

. March 17, 2011 . 0 Comments

Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht presents Wintertuin / Wintergarden A selection of modern masterpieces from the Liège collections on view 18 March–19 June 2011.

In Wintertuin, the Bonnefantenmuseum is presenting forty classic masterpieces from the collections of the city of Liège and the French Community of Belgium, including seven works of exceptionally high quality known as ‘Belgian national treasures’ (Chagall, Ensor, Gauguin, Kokoschka, Liebermann, Marc and Picasso).

On display is a selection of great names from French and Belgian Pre-Impressionism and Impressionism up to representatives of the ‘École de Paris’ from the first quarter of the twentieth century, including works by Monet, Pissarro, Ensor, Van Rysselberghe, Signac, Picasso, Chagall, Marc, Kokoschka, Gauguin, Magritte, Léger and Arp.

For the first time, an exchange is taking place between the collections of the city of Liège and the Bonnefantenmuseum. The collection of classic moderns is of exceptionally high quality. The TEFAF 2011 offers an excellent opportunity to introduce the professionals and the wider public to these ‘gems’ from Liège. They have been collected since the 1920s and owe their cohesion in part to two striking actions of the period. Firstly, there was the (partial) acquisition of the private collection of Fernand Graindorge, a European collector who for many years set the pace of art in and around Liège. Secondly, nine paintings were acquired from the famous 1939 auction in Lucerne of the so-called ‘Entartete Kunst’; art labelled as degenerate by Adolf Hitler’s regime. This yielded the paintings by James Ensor, Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso, among others.

Wintertuin will be presented in the Bonnefantenmuseum from March 18th until June 19th. On show during TEFAF 2011.

The Bonnefantenmuseum receives long-term support from the Province of Limburg.

Sponsor: DSM. The Bonnefantenmuseum is a beneficiary of the BankGiro Loterij.

Image: Paul Gauguin, “Le Sorcier d’Hiva-Oa ou le Marquisien à la cape rouge,” 190 Collection Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Liège.

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6221 KX Maastricht – NL
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www.bonnefanten.nl

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Category: Fine Art

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