Exhibition of Post-War European Painting at Musee Rath in Geneva

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artwork: Pierre Soulages - Peinture, 1958 - Oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm. - © 2011, ProLitteris, Zurich. - Photo : Sandra Pointet © Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève.


GENEVA.- For the first time, the public is able to view the collection of Jean Claude Gandur dedicated to non-figurative Expressionist painting of the post-war period in Europe. The second largest collection in the world of its kind after that of the Centre Pompidou, it provides an overview of this important and often little-known period of art history. Éric de Chassey, curator of the exhibition and director of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, has selected around one hundred works of primal importance organised in ten sections, of which three are dedicated to some of the movement’s greatest names: Pierre Soulages, Georges Mathieu, Hans Hartung, and Swiss artist Gérard Schneider.