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Signac the Collector, from Van Gogh to Seurat

Published on , by Carole Blumenfeld

The musée d’Orsay’s “Signac the Collector” show, curated by Marina Ferretti and Charlotte Hellman, the painter’s great-granddaughter, offers an insider’s glimpse into his life, friendships and politics.

Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Torse d’homme nu près d’un chevalet (Torso of a Nude... Signac the Collector, from Van Gogh to Seurat

Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Torse d’homme nu près d’un chevalet (Torso of a Nude Man Near an Easel; Study for Baignade à Asnières/Bathers at Asnières), 1883–1884, Conté pencil on paper, 32 x 24.5 cm/12.60 x 9.64 in (private collection).
Photo ©musée d’Orsay/Patrice Schmidt

Signac is not Degas . This exhibition is quite different from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s quasi-legendary 1997 show “ The Private Collection of Edgar Degas”, which featured 250 works from El Greco to Gauguin. The one at the Orsay Museum, curated by Marina Ferretti and Charlotte Hellman, the painter’s great-granddaughter, immerses visitors into…
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