Since December 14, the collection of the Barberini Museum has been enriched with four major works by Pierre Bonnard, Gustave Caillebotte, Henri-Edmond Cross and Maximilien Luce. Acquired by the Hasso Plattner Foundation in November 2022, they are now available to the museum as permanent loans.
Gustave Caillebotte is represented today by seven works in the Hasso Plattner collection. He painted "Wild Garden at Petit Gennevilliers" between 1882 and 1884, near the property he had acquired with his brother Martial and in which he took up permanent residence from 1887. We note in this remarkable painting of freshness and dazzling colors the influence of Claude Monet with whom Gustave Caillebotte's paintings will be exhibited from spring 2023.
The painting La Seine au Pont Saint-Michel by Neo-Impressionist Maximilien Luce is the artist's first work in the Hasso Plattner collection. It was painted in 1900 with three other views of the Saint-Michel bridge. In his images of the bustling metropolis, Luce echoes the earlier Parisian canvases of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Gustave Caillebotte. The work combines the free brushstrokes of Impressionism with the mosaic approach related to Divisionism.
Rio San Trovaso, Venice by Henri-Edmond Cross, painted in 1903-1904 during a stay of the artist in Venice, is the fourth work by Cross to enter the Hasso Plattner collection. The Venetian Canal is shrouded in a veil of mist glowing in the midday sun. The application of impasto of jewel-like colors is characteristic of the artist's late work.
Pierre Bonnard's Still Life from 1939 is the artist's first work in the Hasso Plattner Collection. In this painting, painted eight years before his death, Pierre Bonnard combines the intense colorism of the Fauves with a compressed perspective, which gives a supernatural and enigmatic impression.
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