Later this year youâ€™ll have the opportunity to see some of the best in late 19th century masterpieces, all in one place. This collection, â€˜CÃ©zanne to Picassoâ€™, acquired by Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939) throughout an extraordinary lifetime spent as a pioneering art dealer, will be displayed at museums in both Chicago and Paris. Working tirelessly to advance the small world of Parisian art and give it an international dimension, he combined his shrewd business sense with his success at promoting careers and art styles. This work earned him a private collection including paintings from CÃ©zanne, works by Van Gogh, and, from Gauguinâ€™s important 1898 exhibition of Tahitian paintings, the masterpiece â€œWhere Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?â€. This is a must-see collection encompassing not only paintings, but memorabilia collected throughout his life in the art world.
The web sites for venues displaying this collection are:
The Art Institute of Chicago: Feb 17â€“May 12, 2007 http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/picasso/
MusÃ©e dâ€™Orsay, Paris : June 19â€“September 16, 2007 http://www.musee-orsay.fr/ORSAY/orsaygb/HTML
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