Paris is Always a Good Idea! Do you ever need an excuse to visit the City of Light? Two extraordinary reasons for plotting an autumn visit, the long-anticipated event at the Louis Vuitton Fondation opened in September, the The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art. In addition, cap off the exhibit with an elegant swoon worthy lunch or dinner at the new Paris Pop-up ADMO*. For 100 days from 10th November onward, two of the most influential chefs in the world will join together at an exceptional event of 100 days of Lunches and Dinners. The Hosts? Legendary chefs Alain Ducasse, Albert Adrià, and French chef Romain Meder.
The exhibition of the Morozov Collection has taken over the entire galleries of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, presenting the masterpieces from the collection of the brothers Mikhaïl Abramovitch Morozov (1870-1903) and Ivan Abramovitch Morozov (1871-1921). The great early 20th century Muscovite patrons and collectors assembled one of the most exceptional collections of French modern art including Matisse, Bonnard, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Denis, Cézanne, and Russian modern artists Vrubel, Malevich, Repin, Larionov, Serov. I attended the initial Icons of Art a few years ago and cannot wait to visit this exhibition. Tickets are timed and on line now.
Mosey from the museum and dine at this exceptional gastronomic event. The experimental restaurant project, named ADMO*, in recognition of the three chefs fronting the project, Albert Adrià, Alain Ducasse, and French chef Romain Meder from Plaza Athénée, who has worked alongside Ducasse for many years. The project will be hosted at the rooftop restaurant Les Ombres, at Quai Branly Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris. Dinner is seven courses, lunch is five courses, offered without beverages.
Award winning French pastry chef Jessica Prealpato, who honed her signature style working with Ducasse since 2015, will also play an essential role in the ADMO* project, complementing the trio with her natural fruit desserts.
Both a collaborative platform for imagining a conscious cuisine and an immersive experience, ADMO will celebrate committed gastronomy in Paris.
From Adrià’s Instagram: “the menu will celebrate the unprecedented encounter between the Spanish and French cuisines reunited by the same conscious and sustainable approach. Get ready for a strong, vibrant and joyful experience.”
If your safe deposit box contains ancient Gold Napoleon Francs, it would be appropriate to cash them. If not, tote your Euros, this extraordinary dining event is très, très cher, when Legends gather, it’s time to toss money to the wind. We’ve reserved six seats for the roof top dinner with a divine view of the glittering Eiffel Tower. And of course, we know the best hotels in Paris!
Updated dates: September 22 until 22 February 2022. The Fondation will open its doors on 22 September 2021 with The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art. Reservations are open, you can now book your visit. I know we are all dying to cross the pond and starving for travel. Scientists say a key to happiness is having something to look forward to, the sheer number of positive emotions we experience relative to negative emotions affects how happy we are generally; for that reason, excitement about future events can be a great source of positive emotions. Studies show that positive anticipation can bring us as much or more pleasure than the actual event itself.
Paris, always an enticement, is hosting what will be another blockbuster exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The exhibition of the Morozov Collection will take over the entire galleries of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and will present the masterpieces from the collection of the brothers Mikhaïl Abramovitch Morozov (1870-1903) and Ivan Abramovitch Morozov (1871-1921), The great early 20th century Muscovite patrons and collectors assembled one of the most exceptional collections of French modern art including Matisse, Bonnard, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Denis, Cézanne, and Russian modern artists Vrubel, Malevich, Repin, Larionov, Serov.
Following the exhibition “Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2016/2017, “Icons of Modern Art. The Morozov Collection” will be another major historical moment dedicated to key early 20th century Russian collectors. I spent three enchanting hours absorbing the Schukin Collection, several clients visited after my blog posting, and we were able to organize private visits pre-opening hours for a small group.
From Russia With Love: The Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the State Hermitage, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery have joined together with a forthcoming exhibition of masterpieces of early 20th-century Russian and French art from the collection of the outstanding Moscow philanthropists and collectors Mikhail and Ivan Morozov.
Exercising more restraint than Shchukin, the Morozov brothers were highly selective and preferred not to buy in bulk, only purchasing a few of the highest quality artworks on bi-annual trips to Paris. Also devoted to modern French art, Ivan Morozov kept his collection private, allowing only his close family and friends to enjoy the selection. Despite this determined privacy, his will confirmed his intention to release the entire collection to the state after his death. Discovering the joy of French art in 1903, Morozov’s life as a collector began with purchasing the work of young 19th century Russian painters. On his first trip to Paris, Morozov acquired a winter landscape by Alfred Sisley and later returned to purchase another. His passion for the Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist artists quickly expanded beyond Sisley to include works by Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro. Later, Morozov fell in love with many paintings by Paul Signac, Pierre Bonnard, Matisse, Éduoard Vuillard and Picasso, but it was Cézanne that remained his most favored artist. Morozov’s extensive and beautiful collection of 17 works by Cézanne, showcasing an excellent chronology of Cézanne’s Impressionist and Post-Impressionist career, is undeniably one of the highlights of his entire collection.
In the early 1900s, the Morozov and Shchukin families played a key role in Moscow’s cultural life. It was thanks to their activities that the concept of a “patron of art” appeared. They directly furthered international recognition for contemporary French artists. The collections of contemporary artworks formed by the Morozov brothers and Shchukin are among the finest in the world and are today housed in the museums of Moscow and St Petersburg. The exceptional collection of iconic works of French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Modernism along with works by artists of the Russian avant-garde will form a unique display unparalleled previously in Paris.
Having spent 1.5 million Francs on French art in eleven years, Ivan Morozov was the proud owner of 278 paintings and 23 sculptures as well as the circa 300 Russian works he also cherished. He spent more on his collection than any other art collector during this period and the relative value of his collection today is almost unfathomable.
The exhibition is organized thanks to the remarkable collaboration of the Russian museums – The State Hermitage Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Tretyakov State Gallery and will be an exceptional artistic event in Paris and the first time that the Collection is being presented outside of Russia.
A beautiful collection of French and Russian modern art gathered in the early 20th century including many paintings of great masters first exhibited in the summer 2019 at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg before coming to Paris. All in all, about a hundred works and other impressionist and modernist paintings are said to travel to the Fondation Louis Vuitton for a unique display in the heart of the museum.
This stunning upcoming exhibition marks a new step in the cultural friendship between France and Russia, continuing an institutional partnership started in 2015 by the Fondation Louis Vuitton with the State Hermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg, the Pushkin Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Out of this partnership were born several exhibitions, “Les Clefs d’une passion” in 2015 and even “Icônes de l’art moderne. La collection Chtchoukine” in 2016.
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