From Impressionism to Modern Art in Monaco

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Photo: Facebook Moretti Fine Art
Photo: Facebook Moretti Fine Art

Moretti Fine Art will be collaborating with Dickinson, the fine art dealers, to present “A Summer in Monaco: From Impressionism to Modern Art” at the newly-opened Moretti Gallery Monaco.

The exhibition will be on view from July 17 through September 1 in Monte-Carlo, and Dickinson will showcase examples by some of the most well known names in Impressionist and Modern art.

In the former category, Gustave Caillebotte’s “Voiliers sur la Seine à Argenteuil”, executed in 1886, honours the artist’s passion for yachting. His prize-winning white sailboat, irreverently named Cul-Blanc, would be right at home along the shores of Monte Carlo.

Among other Impressionist highlights on display will be Eugène Boudin’s beach view of Trouville (1884); two oil portraits of young women by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as the artist’s tender pastel portrait of his son Jean, with his nanny Gabrielle and a friend; and two quintessential views by Camille Pissarro: “Ruisseau dans la campagne”, executed in Pontoise in 1872 during one of Pissarro’s most innovative early phases, and “Le Jardin de l’hôtel de Berneval, soleil”, a sunny plein-air garden view painted toward the end of his life in 1900.

Dating from just a couple years later is Edvard Munch’s “Blonde and Dark-Haired Nudes” (1902-03); the complementary duo of models were particular favourites of the artist, featuring in several contemporary works.

Dickinson will feature other examples by the most celebrated names in Modern Art, foremost among them a long-time resident of the Côte d’Azur: Pablo Picasso. “Jeune Garçon nu à Cheval”, an iconic and extremely rare Rose Period painting executed in 1906, is one of only two studies in oil for Picasso’s unrealised group composition L’Abreuvoir (The Watering Place), and the only one remaining in private hands. Fellow Cubist Juan Gris is represented by a 1916 “Nature Morte”, painted at the height of Gris’s engagement with Synthetic and Confetti Cubism and previously owned by eminent dealer Léonce Rosenberg.

Moretti Fine Art is at 27 avenue de la Costa. Admission is free.

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