Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
May 14–August 13, 2017

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
October 17, 2018–February 3, 2019

A Modern Vision presents a selection of the most iconic European paintings and sculptures from The Phillips Collection. Ranging from the early 19th century through the mid-20th century, the incomparable collection of "modern art and its sources," as Duncan Phillips characterized it, includes distinctive Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Expressionist masterworks.

Viewers will encounter paintings from the first half of the 19th century by Courbet, Corot, Daumier, Delacroix, and Ingres in dialogue with Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces by Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Redon, and Sisley.

 Central to the exhibition are important works by Bonnard, de Staël, Kandinsky, Matisse, Morandi and Picasso, artists who shaped the look of the 20th century. Many of these works have not traveled together in more than 20 years. A Modern Vision, in the words of Duncan Phillips, gathers "congenial spirits among the artists from different parts of the world and from different periods of time," demonstrating "that art is a universal language."