Events

20 March and 21 March 2019

The Courtauld Collection / Concert and symposium 

 

The Courtauld Collection / Concert and symposium 

  In conjuction with the exhibition “The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism
 
DIABELLI VARIATIONS CONCERT, EVENING OF 20 MARCH 2019
AND
SYMPOSIUM, 21 MARCH 2019 (DAY)
 
 
In conjuction with the exhibition « The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism”, the Fondation presents :  
 
  • Wednesday 20 March at 8.30 p.m., a concert, « Diabelli Variations » from Beethiven, with Filippo Gorini, in honor of the musical patronage of Elizabeth and Samuel Courtauld.
 
  • Thursday 21 March, from 10 a.m. and throughout the day, an international symposium: four round tables
     

    • Sylvie Patry, director of conservation and collections at the Musée d’Orsay reposition Courtauld’s activities in the fascinating context of the collecting and philanthropic initiatives of the early 20th century. (Albert C. BarnesDuncan Philips)
     
    • Anna Gruetzner Robins, Professor Emeritus, University of Reading, UK and Sylvette Gaudichon, head of collections and exhibitions of applied arts at the Musée La Piscine, Roubaix, talk about the significance of the Bloomsburry group in British cultural life.

• Proposed by Daniella Luxembourg with Martin Grayford as a moderator, Walter FeilchenfeldtErnst Vegelin van ClaerbergenLukas GloorRonald Lauder and Philippe Cézanne, talk about an artist passionately collected by Samuel Courtauld : Paul Cézanne.
•​ Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen retrace the history of the Courtauld Institute, from its creation in 1932 as a teaching Institution of art history to an academic level, to the ambitious project of “Courtauld Connects”.

 

PROGRAMME

 
CONCERT
Wednesday 20 March 2019 – Auditorium

8.30 p.m.: « Diabelli Variations » from Beethoven, a recital by Filippo Gorini, in honor of the musical patronage of the Courtauld spouces
 

Elizabeth Courtauld (1875-1931), or ‘Lil’ as she was known, shared her husband’s love of art and music. At her initiative, in the 1920s, the Courtaulds’ magnificent London residence, Home House, was a showcase for musical programmes. In 1927, Elizabeth invited the celebrated Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel (1882-1951) to give a recital at Home House, initiating a warm and productive friendship. Schnabel’s experience of the Volksbühne, the workers’ concert societies in Germany, was an inspiration for Lil and in 1929 she launched the Concert Club. The object of this Club is “to stimulate interest in music, and to obtain a wide and stable audience, drawn from lovers of music for whom the usual prices have been too high.”
 
This concert is part of “New-Generation Piano Series” of the Fondation.
 
 
More informations and booking :
https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/musique/concert/recital-filippo-gorini.html

 
 

SYMPOSIUM
Thursday 21 March  – Auditorium

 
 
Morning

 
10.00 a.m.-11.00 a.m.: Collecting Impressionism in the early 20th century: art, education and philanthropy
  • Sylvie Patry, director of conservation and collections at the Musée d’Orsay
Samuel Courtauld, just as other collectors from his time, Albert C. Barnes or Duncan Phillips, combined a taste for works that were considered essential milestones in the development of the artistic avant-garde, with educational aims, sometimes involving other art forms such as music. This symposium will reposition Courtauld’s activities in the fascinating context of the collecting and philanthropic initiatives of the early 20th century.

 
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m.: Links between Impressionism and literary and art criticism circles in Britain: Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group

  • Sylvette Gaudichon: head of collections and exhibitions of applied arts at the Musée La Piscine, Roubaix
 The history of the Bloomsbury Group from the context of its creation to its influences on 20th century Britain – the arts, politics, the economy, sociology, literature and more.
 
  • Anna Gruetzner Robins: Professor Emeritus, University of Reading, UK
 This talk will consider the significance of the Bloomsbury Group in British cultural life and of Roger Fry, artist and critic, on Samuel Courtauld as well as the recognition of the Post-Impressionist phenomenon.

 

Afternoon


 
2.00 p.m.-3.30 p.m.: Collecting Cézanne, a critical history
  •  Proposed by D. Luxembourg
  • Chaired by: Martin Gayford
Guest :
• Walter Feilchenfeldt, art dealer, co-author of the online catalogue raisonnée of Cézanne.
• Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen, head of the Courtauld Gallery
• Lukas Gloor, director of the Bürhle collection
• Ronald Lauder, collector, director of the Neue Gallery in New York
• Philippe Cézanne, exhibition commissioner, art expert, great-grandson of Paul Cézanne (TBC)

 
 
3.45 p.m.-5.00 p.m.: The Courtauld Institute: beyond the private collection
 
• Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen, Head of Courtauld Gallery
• Alixe Bovey, Head of Research at the Courtauld Institute of Art

1. The Courtauld Institute before the war from 1931 to 1940; during the war and its link to the Warburg Institute, and during the time of Anthony Blunt (1947 – 1974).
2. The Courtauld Institute today and its renovation project “Courtauld Connects”.

Free entrance on reservation
More information and bookings :
https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/evenements/evenement/symposiumcollectioncourtauld.Html