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    From Cézanne to Giacometti

    Donation Philippe Meyer

    These rooms explore 20th century art through works by its greatest artists, acquired as part of the Meyer donation.

    Le Pot rouge, 1926 Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Le Pot rouge, 1926 (oil on canvas, 65 x 92 cm) – Paris, Musée d'Orsay, on deposit with the Musée Granet-Aix-en-Provence, donation by Philippe Meyer, 2000 © RMN-Grand Palais, photo M. Rabeau / ADAGP, Paris 2022

    "From Cezanne to Giacometti” is among the museum’s most prestigious collections. This group of works was acquired in the second half of the 20th century by collector Philippe Meyer, who bequeathed them to the French State. Apart from works by Chardin and Guardi, and a single work by Cezanne, the part of this collection loaned to the musée Granet is composed entirely of works by the masters of 20th century European modern art.

    A collection of 73 works !

    The collection includes a remarkable set of nineteen works by Alberto Giacometti (paintings, sculptures and drawings), produced between 1940 and 1969, as well as works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Balthus, Giorgio Morandi, Bram van Velde, Nicolas de Staël, and Tal Coat, a native of Brittany who adopted Provençal as his home and followed in the footsteps of Cezanne in Aix, setting up his studio in Château-Noir.

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