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"Morozov Collection": five masterpieces to dissect


DECRYPTION - Dedicated to the great Russian patrons, this new collection will be inaugurated on Tuesday at the Vuitton Foundation in the presence of Emmanuel Macron and his wife.

1. Paul Gauguin, “Te tiare farani”, (“The Flowers of France”), 1891

From 1900, the eldest of the Morozov brothers, Mikhaïl, fell in love with Paul Gauguin the Tahitian, he bought that year from the merchant Ambroise Vollard,

Te vaa


La Pirogue

) from 1896, then in 1901

Tarari maruru


Tahitian landscape with two goats


They were the first two Gauguins to enter Russia, when the painter, ignored by art dealers and amateurs, died in poverty and disease in 1903.

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His younger brother, Ivan Morozov, really discovered him in the retrospective of the Salon d'Automne in 1906. From 1907 to 1910, he enriched this bouquet of thirteen Gauguins from the Morozov collection.

Te tiare farani


Les Fleurs de France

), analyzes Anne Baldassari, undoubtedly represents Gauguin's neighbor, Anani, and his granddaughter who welcomed him to Mataiva after he fled Papeete to live in a traditional hut.

2. Paul Cézanne, the two “Montagne Sainte-Victoire”, 1878-1879 and 1896-1898

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow /, Courtesy Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

In November 1907, on letterhead

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Source: lefigaro

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