From 04 Sep 2020 to 03 Jan 2021

Art and cinema

In collaboration with La Cinémathèque française and the Réunion des musées métropolitains Rouen Normandie, the Fondation de l'Hermitage is opening a new chapter in its exploration of art in the modern world, focusing on the links between the fine arts and one of the great visual revolutions of the 20th century: the cinema.
Taking a project shown at the CaixaForum in Madrid and Barcelona (in 2017) and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen (18 October 2019 to 10 February 2020) as its starting point, the exhibition illustrates the interaction and reciprocal influences between film-makers and visual artists, from the first films of the late 19th century up to the Nouvelle Vague. Focusing on the graphic arts, the Lausanne exhibition explores the interchanges between film clips, posters and film maquettes on the one hand and prominent sculptures, drawings, photographs and paintings on the other. The creations of the Lumière brothers, Fernand Léger, Fritz Lang, Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Luis Buñuel, Nicolas de Staël and Jean-Luc Godard - to name only the most famous - are thus echoed in a new way and in an original setting.
Based on an original idea by Dominique Païni, film theorist and former director of La Cinémathèque française, the exhibition is structured chronologically around themes that shed light on the dialogue between the arts and the cinema: before cinema; the Lumière brothers and impressionism; Chaplin and cubism; formal rhythms; German expressionism; Russian expressionism; surrealism; filming art; modern waves; political and militant cinema.


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1018 Lausanne


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From 04 Sep 2020 to 03 Jan 2021

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