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. Barnes, Duncan 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.
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.
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Thursday 21 March – Auditorium
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
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
- Anna Gruetzner Robins: Professor Emeritus, University of Reading, UK
2.00 p.m.-3.30 p.m.: Collecting Cézanne, a critical history
- Proposed by D. Luxembourg
- Chaired by: Martin Gayford
• 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
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