Fondation de l'Hermitage
February 2 — May 21, 2018
In the spring of 2018 the Fondation de l’Hermitage is turning its attention to pastels, a fascinating medium halfway between drawing and painting. Inspired by Danseuses au repos, the famous pastel by Degas donated to the Fondation de l’Hermitage twenty years ago, this exhibition will feature 150 masterpieces from public and private collections in Switzerland. Works covering five centuries, from the early Renaissance masters to contemporary artists, will provide a historical overview of this singular technique.
The exhibition catalogue, co-produced with La Bibliothèque des Arts, will feature colour reproductions of all the works on show, and several essays written by experts on the different periods and on the pastel medium itself.
Curated by Sylvie Wuhrmann, Director of the Fondation de l’Hermitage, and Aurélie Couvreur, Curator of the Fondation de l’Hermitage.
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