Global Speed Lecture Series: Emmanuel Ducamp

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The Speed Art Museum is pleased to announce the 2016–17 Global Speed Series: France. This series of art talks is FREE to members/$10 non-members and will feature renowned speakers from France’s art world.

Emmanuel Ducamp, Professeur à l’Ecole du Louvre
“Great collections of Imperial Russia: A passion for French works of art”

From the mid-eighteenth century to the 1917 Revolution, both the Russian sovereigns and the St. Petersburg aristocracy or later the Moscow entrepreneurs developed a unique taste for French works of art, would it be furniture and objects d’art or paintings and sculpture. This lecture will examine this unequalled passion, from Sèvres porcelain and Georges Jacob chairs to paintings by Chardin and Greuze purchased by Catherine the Great in the 1780s to Impressionist and avant-garde works by Monet and Matisse selected by Ivan Morozov and Sergei Shchukin at the turn of the twentieth century.

Image: Matisse’s famous “Dance” (1909), commissioned from the artist by Moscow tycoon Serguei Shchukin for his private home (Hermitage Museum)
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