Until 22 February 2022, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents The Morozov Collection, one of the world’s foremost collections of Impressionist and Modern art. The major international exhibition brings together in Paris 200 masterpieces from the French and Russian modern art collection of the brothers Mikhaïl (1870-1903) and Ivan Morozov (1871-1921). This is the first time the collection has traveled outside of Russia since its creation at the turn of the 20th century.

The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art brings together a selection of works by renowned French artists including Manet, Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Sisley, Cézanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Denis, Maillol, Matisse, Marquet, Vlaminck, Derain and alongside Russian masters including Repin, Korovin, Golovin, Serov, Larionov, Goncharova, Malevich, Mashkov, Konchalovsky, Outkine, Saryan and Konenkov.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Portrait of Jeanne Samary, 1877, from the collection of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Conceived by Anne Baldassari, the exhibition’s chief curator, the exhibition includes astonishing discoveries and memorable moments, with a unique design that evokes historical references and highlights the timeless nature of works that exemplify the emerging artistic modernity of the late 19th- and early 20th centuries.

Paul Gaugin, Eü haere ia oe (Woman Holding a Fruit), 1893, Tahiti. From the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg

At the end of the visit, the Music Room in Ivan Morozov’s Moscow mansion is presented outside the State Hermitage Museum as part of a special exhibition design and installation that marks the ending of the presentation of the Morozov works. Consisting of a monumental decorative installation of seven panels commissioned by Ivan Morozov in 1907 from Maurice Denis on the subject of The Story of Psyche (1908-1909), and of four sculptures by Aristide Maillol, the Music Room provides a rare window into the life of the prominent collector.

Ilia Mashkov. Self-portrait. 1911. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The landmark exhibition is the second in the ICONS OF MODERN ART series, organized by the Fondation Louis Vuitton in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum (Saint-Petersburg), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) and the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow).