Matisse to Malevich
Pioneers of Modern Art from the Hermitage
For the exhibition ‘Matisse to Malevich. Pioneers of modern art’ from the Hermitage some 75 paintings have been selected from one of the world’s finest collections of French painting from the early twentieth century: that of the Hermitage in St Petersburg. Matisse, Picasso and Derain receive special attention, as do Fauvists like Van Dongen and De Vlaminck and their outstanding works in this collection. One of the articles focuses on Kandinsky and Malevich. The exhibition and the catalogue chart the origins of Modernism as an art-historical movement, and the artists’ inspiration when they initiated a revolution in art at the beginning of the last century.