The Courtauld Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton: One museum’s work makes for the delight of all!

The Courtauld Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton: One museum’s work makes for the delight of all!

Through 26 August 2019, one of the most sumptuous collections of Impressionist and Post-impressionist art is on display at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. During the work on the Courtauld Gallery, we can all feast our eyes on the prestigious art collection of Samuel Courtauld: 110 pieces by the greatest masters, including Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin, Cézanne and more. I confess that my visit was motivated by the Louis Vuitton Collection, particularly the installation by Kusama (very disturbing, and I recommend it wholeheartedly). And I was very pleasantly surprised by the Courtauld Collection and the personality of the collector. Each time I come here, I ask myself which paintings touched me the most. In this case, three creations affected me in particular: A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Un bar aux Folies-Bergère) by Manet, the artist’s astonishing last major piece; The Theatre Box (La Loge) by Renoir, with his brother and the model Nini Lopez, nicknamed “Fish Face”; and lastly In a Private Dining Room (At the Rat Mort) (En cabinet particulier (Au Rat mort)) by Toulouse-Lautrec. Which pieces will your heart and your memory retain?

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, La Loge 1874 © The Courtauld Gallery London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)