A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas May 14–August 13, 2017
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo October 17, 2018–February 3, 2019
A Modern Vision presents a selection of the most iconic
European paintings and sculptures from The Phillips Collection. Ranging
from the early 19th century through the mid-20th century, the
incomparable collection of "modern art and its sources," as Duncan
Phillips characterized it, includes distinctive Impressionist,
Post-Impressionist and Expressionist masterworks.
Viewers will encounter
paintings from the first half of the 19th century by Courbet, Corot,
Daumier, Delacroix, and Ingres in dialogue with Impressionist and
Post-Impressionist masterpieces by Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh,
Manet, Monet, Redon, and Sisley.
Central to the exhibition are important
works by Bonnard, de Staël, Kandinsky, Matisse, Morandi and Picasso,
artists who shaped the look of the 20th century. Many of these works
have not traveled together in more than 20 years. A Modern Vision,
in the words of Duncan Phillips, gathers "congenial spirits among the
artists from different parts of the world and from different periods of
time," demonstrating "that art is a universal language."