Kunsthaus Zurich presents Felix Vallotton. Precious Moments exhibition

. July 11, 2013

Kunsthaus Zurich presents Felix Vallotton. Precious Moments an exhibition on view 5 July to 15 September.

Félix Vallotton, La plage à Honfleur, 1919. Oil on canvas, 54 x 81 cm. Private collection

Félix Vallotton, La plage à Honfleur, 1919. Oil on canvas, 54 x 81 cm. Private collection


The Kunsthaus Zürich will be showing some 50 paintings by Félix Vallotton in an exhibition entitled ‘Precious Moments.’ With half of the works coming from a private collection and the other half from storage at the Kunsthaus, this temporary dialogue is a revelation.

It is no secret that the Kunsthaus Zürich holds a very important collection of paintings by Félix Vallotton, including key works such as the once-scandalous ‘Bain au soir d’été’ (1892/93). The 2007 exhibition ‘Idyll on the Edge’ brought together many of his finest pictures – and some of his most strikingly unconventional. Much less well known is that, in addition to the works accumulated by the Kunsthaus through a combination of selective purchases and gifts, Switzerland is also home to a second, equally important private collection of Vallottons. Until now, its full extent has been concealed from the public, the couple who assembled it preferring to remain anonymous. www.kunsthaus.ch

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