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Pearlman Foundation Masterpieces in Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston presents from May 21 to September 17 38 exceptional works from the collection brought together by Henry and Rose Pearlman during the second half of the 20th century. This exhibition brings together, among others, works by Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

The scenography of the exhibition will explore the relationships between artists, broader cultural movements and Pearlman as a collector.

Vincent van Gogh, Diligence à Tarascon, 1888, huile sur toile, Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White
Vincent van Gogh, Diligence à Tarascon, 1888,Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White

So with Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, who met in Paris in the fall of 1887 and who mutually influenced each other. By painting the Stagecoach from Tarascon to Arles the following year, Van Gogh wanted to show Gauguin how the light of southern France had marked his understanding of color and his own style.

Amedeo Modigliani. Jean Cocteau. 1916.Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White
Amedeo Modigliani. Jean Cocteau. 1916.Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White

Chaïm Soutine. Autoportrait. 1918.Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White
Chaïm Soutine. Autoportrait. 1918.Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White

The paintings of Amedeo Modigliani and Chaïm Soutine express how these great artists of the School of Paris remained faithful to figuration while anamorphosing forms for expressive purposes.

Paul Cézanne. La montagne Sainte Victoire. Vers 1904-1906. Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White
Paul Cézanne. La montagne Sainte Victoire. Vers 1904-1906. Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum / Photographie : Bruce M. White

The exhibition also presents the strength of the collection of paintings and watercolors by Paul Cézanne assembled by Henry Pearlman.

Édouard Manet. Jeune femme au chapeau rond. Vers 1877-1879. Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum © DR
Édouard Manet. Jeune femme au chapeau rond. Vers 1877-1879. Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, prêté au Princeton University Art Museum © DR

The Museum will include in the exhibition several works from its own "Audrey Jones Beck" collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern painting, which was assembled during the same period as the Pearlman acquisitions. The synergy between the two collections will amplify the presentation of certain artists, notably Cézanne and Gauguin, and will offer a perspective on American collectors of the mid-20th century.


This exhibition is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in collaboration with the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.


Houston Fine-Arts Museum

1001 Bissonnet

Houston Texas 77005

U.S.A.


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