Gustave Courbet : The Swiss years
In the frame of our activities in the arts domain and our ongoing partnership with the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, we are very pleased to be involved int the exhibition “Gustave Courbet – The Swiss years”
“The last years that Gustave Courbet spent in Switzerland, from 23 July 1873 to 31 December 1877, the date of his death, have been neglected by art historians. Infirm, elderly, severely affected by the trial concerning
the Vendôme column and by his exile and surrounded by zealous collaborators, Courbet would never again be the great artist who had revolutionised French and European painting from the end of the 1840s onwards.
Yet Courbet continued to be Courbet : an active artist who painted, exhibited earlier or more recent work, met up with friends and was interested in the artistic and political life of his adopted country.
The exhibition intends to go back over this part of his life, to reconsider its place in the painter’s career and to measure the impact that his presence on the shores of Lake Geneva had on the Swiss art scene.
This event is part of the “Courbet Season” organised jointly by the Beyeler Foundation in Riehen (Basel) and the Museum of Art and History.”
The exhibition will take place at the Musée Rath between the 5th of Septembre 2014 and the 4th of January 2015.
Our clients are welcome to contact CBH in order to get invitations for the opening night on Thursday, September the 4th at 6pm.