In September 2018, the Courtauld Gallery in London announced development plans to revitalize the museum’s historic site, the 18th century Somerset House. As a result, the museum’s galleries will be closed for renovation until at least 2020.
Despite the building’s recent closure, the renowned institution’s impressive collection – which includes masterpieces such as Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear – will remain largely accessible to the public at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
On view in February at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is the exhibition The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism, a stunning assortment of pieces from the Courtauld displayed alongside highlights from the National Gallery’s permanent collection.
The Courtauld Collection showcases the stylistic evolution of French modernism, from the 1860s to the early 1900s, exemplified by celebrated artists like Cézanne, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin.
In Paris, over 100 artworks from the National Gallery in London and the Courtauld will be mounted. Preview highlights from the show above.