Kunstmuseum Collection at the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum

By on 19 Jan 2018
Fernand Léger, “La femme en bleu”, 1912. Oil on canvas. Kunstmuseum Basel © ProLitteris, Zürich

With the Kunstmuseum in Switzerland currently closed due to renovations, they have traveled 150 of their most impressive artworks to the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Spain. The artworks from the Kunstmuseum collection will be on display for 180 days and include works by Picasso, Warhol, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Monet, Klee, Gauguin, Rothko, Cezanne, Munch, Leger, Richter, Modigliani, and Gris to name a few.

Exhibition view. Collectionism and Modernity. Two Case Studies: The Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin Collections, 2015

The exhibition has interestingly enough been split up into two parts, White Fire and Collectionism and Modernity. White Fire consists of 106 pieces of sculptures, paintings, photos, video and collages with a focus on how modern art evolved from the 19th century to the present.  Collectionism and Modernity consists of 60 works of art from the collections of Im Obersteg and Rudolf Staechelin with the focus being on current figurative paintings from the 19th century to about 1940.

The reviews for the exhibition have been positive and the show will be available to the public until September 14.

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