Van Gogh’s "Sower at Sunset." Credit: Bührle Collection

Awaiting its permanent move to the Kunsthaus in Zürich, the Emil Bührle Collection, one of the most important in the world, sets up temporary residence at the beautiful Maillol museum in Paris, showing masterpieces such as Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, Monet’s Poppies near Vétheuil, and Van Gogh’s Sower at Sunset. Manufacturer Emil Georg Bührle (1890-1956) was born in Germany but settled in Switzerland in 1924 and collected – mainly between 1951 and 1956 – more than 600 artworks.

Featuring around 50 works from the Emil Bührle Collection, the exhibition includes several modern art movements: masterpieces by the major Impressionists (Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, and Sisley), post- Impressionist artists (Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Toulouse-Lautrec), the Nabis (Bonnard and Vuillard), the Fauves (Braque, Derain, and Vlaminck) and the École de Paris.

The exhibition highlights the links between artistic movements through different periods, while illustrating the personal contribution of each of the painters to the history of art.

Bührle himself said: “Ultimately, Daumier led to Rembrandt, and Manet to Frans Hals”.

Until July 21 at the Maillol Museum.
59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 22 59 58
Open from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm every day when there’s a temporary exhibition.

From France Today magazine