Sean Scully and Paul Winstanley, Window to the World

Fondation l'Hermitage Lausanne

25 January 2013

Historically, the theme of the window fascinated artists. With exposure windows, from the Renaissance to our days. Dürer, Monet, Magritte ... the Fondation de l'Hermitage to discover the role held by the pattern in Western iconography from the fifteenth century to the present day. Organized in partnership with the Museo Cantonale d'Arte and Museo d'Arte Lugano, this event brings together over 150 works from many Swiss and European institutions, as well as prestigious private collections.


Inseparable from the research conducted at the Renaissance perspective, the window has ceased to be reinterpreted at the option periods and artistic movements. Until the late nineteenth century, painters use the framework to guide the eye to the landscape dreamed, realistic views or, conversely, to penetrate deeper light interiors. Second, many artists use the window and its reflections to blur the boundary between inside and outside. With a simple decorative element, the window is gradually becoming a subject in its own right. His opening, frame, its light, its tiles sometimes allow artists to explore new avenues, some of which led to the discovery of abstract art and robbed.


This thematic journey through 500 years of art history includes major artists such as Dürer, Dou, Constable, Monet, Hammershøi, Munch, Delaunay, De Chirico, Mondrian, Jawlensky, Matisse, Duchamp, Vallotton, Ernst, Bonnard Vuillard, Klee, Delvaux, Picasso, Balthus, Rothko, Scully and many others. Paintings, prints, photographs and videos provide a comprehensive overview of this fascinating theme that transcends styles and eras.

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