7 December 2011 - 24 March 2012
Exhibition organised jointly with the Gandur Foundation for Art and the museums of Art and History in Geneva.
Scientific commissioner: Éric de Chassey.
Commissioner of the Fabre Museum: Michel Hilaire.
When this collection, previously belonging to the Gandur Foundation for Art, is deposited at the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, ‘Les Sujets de l’Abstraction’ will offer a rediscovery of abstract painting, from the middle of the 1940s to the start of the 1960s in Paris. During this period of intense innovation and revolution, abstract art emerged as a mode of expression which radically transformed the way in which artists related to the world around them.
With more than 60 artists exhibited and 101 paintings from the exceptional collection of the Gandur Foundation for Art, the exhibition reveals extraordinary works from major artists of the period, such as Pierre Soulages, Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, and Nicolas de Staël.