Year: 2019

The Hermitage Foundation starts 2019 at the top with its exhibition “British Painting from Turner to Whistler”

  One of many highlights during my six-year stay in London had to be the proximity of prestigious art museums where the cream of 19th-century British art held pride of place. In particular I enjoyed visiting the Tate Britain on Millbank, which houses the nation’s Turner Collection in addition to beloved works by the Pre-Raphaelites and remarkable portraits by the American painters John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. So it’s a huge pleasure to learn that the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne will continue its run of outstanding art exhibitions with the opening on February 1st of “British Painting from Turner to Whistler”.   First time in Switzerland   The exhibition will introduce some 60 British artworks to Switzerland for the very first time and give an unparalleled look at the art produced during this golden age of the British Empire, while focusing on its mesmerizing originality. In addition to works by Turner, whose technique led the way for Impressionism, the collection will include pieces by other artists who also won fame through landscape …