At the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris for the ‘Icons of Modern Art – Sergei Shchukin’ exhibition. The exhibition shows 130 works on loan from museums in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, one of the most significant collections of modern art of the early twentieth century, with works by Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Cézanne, Rousseau and Derain. It is incredible that one man could have built such a collection as Sergei Shchukin and it must have been devastating to lose it when it was appropriated by Lenin after the Russian Revolution.
Claude Monet ‘Dejeuner sur l’Herbe’ (1866)
Paul Gauguin ‘What, Are you Jealous?’ (1892)
Pablo Picasso ‘Portrait of Soler’ (1903)
Henri Matisse ‘Red Room (Harmony in Red)’ (1908)
Kazimir Malevich ‘Woman with a Rake’ (1930 – 32)