There are wine enthusiasts among us! Whether it be the beverage itself or its accouterments, visitors to Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland love to collect wine. They might agree with Picasso’s sentiment: “I’m like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn’t matter which wine.” Join our community collection with #PhillipsGoesSwiss!
Animal lovers who’ve visited our interactive station in the Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland exhibition demonstrate their passion by collecting animal objects. What’s not to love in amassing many adorable furry (or scaled, or feathered!) friends? Share your (p)awesome assembly of animal objects by visiting the exhibition or creating your own at home and share it with #PhillipsGoesSwiss.
As Georges Rouault explained, “My real life is back in the age of the cathedrals,” a sentiment reflected in his art. After 1930, Rouault developed a new style in which he used the motifs of landscape and seascape to explore religious themes. In Landscape with Red Sail, atmospheric colors painted in thick tactile layers reveal a single boat at sea, perhaps on a spiritual journey. Painted at Rouault’s Paris studio on rue Martignac, this work was displayed with canvases by Chaïm Soutine, André Derain and Maurice Utrillo at Karl Im Obersteg’s residence.
Duncan Phillips also responded to Rouault’s religious landscapes. In 1939, he purchased a painting similar in style and motif, Afterglow, Galilee.