Exhibitions

The Jan Krugier Foundation is devoted to increasing the impact of the collection of drawings through regular loans to major exhibitions.

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (27 October 2022 - 19 February 2023)

El Greco in Budapest

The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest is organizing a large-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to the great Spanish master, El Greco. The exhibition, curated by Dr. Leticia Ruiz Gómez, Head of the Department of Spanish Renaissance Painting at the Museo Nacional del Prado, will be the first large-scale show devoted to the painter in Hungary. Our aim is to offer Hungarian and international audiences a complete survey of the artistic production of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco (1541-1614), fully revealing the complexity of his early training and his significant stylistic development.

  • El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - Saint John the Baptist (i) 
; Saint John the Evangelist (ii)

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The J. Paul Getty Museum, USA (15 February - 8 May 2022)

Poussin and the Dance

Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance. Poussin’s paintings of dance are unique. He brings to life the Classical world of gods and mortals with wild and riotous movement but, the chaos on the canvas does not reflect the meticulous and inventive process that allowed him to capture bodies in motion. In this exhibition, Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance will be shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting you to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint. Poussin’s working methods will be fully revealed with a reconstruction of his wax figurines, which the artist manipulated into different compositions, underscoring his role not only as painter of dance, but as choreographer in his own right. Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, London and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

  • Poussin Nicolas - Dancing Bacchus Holding Two Torches

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Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (10 December 2021 - 6 March 2022)

Baroque Brilliance – Drawings and Prints by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione unquestionably merits a prominent place in the pantheon of Italian draughtsmen. He commits his compositions to paper with a breathtaking nonchalance almost unparalleled among Baroque artists. At the same time, he is a pioneering experimenter in the field of printmaking. The monotype process which he developed was still being used in the 19th century by artists such as Edgar Degas and Paul Gauguin. The Kunsthaus Zürich is now devoting a solo show to this virtuoso of art on paper, looking in particular at his relationship with his great role model, Rembrandt.

  • Castiglione Giovanni Benedetto - Two Men Preparing a Camp

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The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom ( 9 October 2021 - 2 January 2022)

Poussin and the Dance

Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama that are brought together in this first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance. Poussin’s paintings of dance are unique. He brings to life the Classical world of gods and mortals with wild and riotous movement but, the chaos on the canvas does not reflect the meticulous and inventive process that allowed him to capture bodies in motion. In this exhibition, Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance will be shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting you to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint. Poussin’s working methods will be fully revealed with a reconstruction of his wax figurines, which the artist manipulated into different compositions, underscoring his role not only as painter of dance, but as choreographer in his own right. Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, London and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

  • Poussin Nicolas - Dancing Bacchus Holding Two Torches

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Paris, Le Grand Palais (14 October 2019 - 10 February 2020)

El Greco

Le point commun entre Cézanne, Francis Bacon, Chagall et Giacometti? L’inspiration que leur a insufflée Le Greco, peintre crétois établi en Italie puis en Espagne, considéré comme le fondateur de l'École espagnole du XVIe siècle, bien avant Vélasquez.

  • El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - Saint John the Baptist (i) 
; Saint John the Evangelist (ii)

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Genève, Cabinet d'arts graphiques (22 March - 16 June 2019)

Apprivoiser la lumière - Claude Lorrain et la perception du paysage

Claude Lorrain a joué un rôle fondamental dans le développement de la peinture de paysage. Il était très apprécié par ses contemporains pour son traitement subtil de la couleur, mais aussi pour sa manière de dessiner et de décliner ses sujets de prédilection comme les phénomènes atmosphériques ou les paysages au crépuscule. Un grand nombre de ses dessins et estampes ont inspiré les artistes jusqu’au XIXe siècle. Claude Lorrain a forgé un regard particulier sur le paysage, innovant dans la manière de traiter la nature, mais aussi dans la pratique artistique : lors de ses promenades dans la campagne romaine, il note ses observations, ses études de la nature et ses impressions de l’architecture antique.

  • Lorrain Claude (Claude Gellée) - Landscape
  • Lorrain Claude (Claude Gellée) - Cascade at Tivoli

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Musée du Luxembourg à Paris ( 6 March - 1 July 2018)

Le Tintoret. Naissance d'un Génie

Le Musée du Luxembourg nous invite à découvrir l'oeuvre du Tintoret, et l'homme qui se cache derrière ces créations splendides. De ses premiers essais, à son apogée, de ses relations avec la clientèle du monde de l'art à ses collaborations, l'on découvre toutes les façettes d'un artiste mémorable.

  • Tintoretto Jacopo (Jacopo Robusti) - Nude Study Seen From Behind, with Left Arm Raised, After a Sculpture by Jacopo Sansovino (recto) 
; Two Nude Studies, with Left Arm Raised (verso)

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Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne ( 6 October 2017 - 28 January 2018)

Tintoretto – A Star was born

Le Wallraf-Richatz Museum, plus ancien musée de Cologne, célèbre le 500ème anniversaire de la naissance du peintre Jacopo Tintoretto (1517-1594). L’exposition présente les premiers travaux du peintre vénitien, des œuvres exceptionnelles en provenance de nombreux musées importants et de collections privées.

  • Tintoretto Jacopo (Jacopo Robusti) - Nude Study Seen From Behind, with Left Arm Raised, After a Sculpture by Jacopo Sansovino (recto) 
; Two Nude Studies, with Left Arm Raised (verso)

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Tolède, Museo de Santa Cruz ( 9 September - 9 December 2014)

El Greco: Arte y Oficio

Pour les 400 ans de la mort du peintre (1541-1614), admirez 26 œuvres du Greco, en provenance de grands musées étrangers ou de collections particulières.

  • El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - Saint John the Baptist (i) 
; Saint John the Evangelist (ii)

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Saint Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght (29 June 2013 - 9 December 2014)

Bernard Henry Levy, Les Aventures de la vérité. Peinture et philosophie: un récit

éd. Grasset, cat. expo., reproduction couleur pp. 226, 227.

La Fondation Maeght à Saint-Paul de Vence a donné carte blanche au philosophe et écrivain Bernard-Henri Lévy sur le thème «Peinture et philosophie» pour lequel il propose un itinéraire en sept séquences pour comprendre le corps à corps millénaire, entre la philosophie et la peinture, parfois rivales, parfois alliées.

  • Rubens Peter-Paul - Anatomical Study
  • Tiepolo Giovanni Battista - Hand Study

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