An exhibition at Shanghai’s Aurora Museum, Masters of Western Art: The Collection of the Rockefeller Art Foundation, is the U.S. institution’s first showcase since taking part in a major foreign-funded project signing ceremony held by the Shanghai municipal government in 2020.
More than 100 works are on display, from the late 1800s to the early 2000s, by five artists – Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi and Arman (born Armand Pierre Fernandez).
The exhibition, which opened on July 8, will continue until September 25.
“Western art impressionists, such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, were extremely popular in China, and we selected five artists from post-Impressionist periods,” said Aurora Museum Director Huang Shengzhi. , when the museum opened. exposure.
“From Picasso, the founder of cubism, to Dali, a pioneer of surrealism, to Modigliani, a post-impressionist, to Morandi, a representative of metaphysical painting, to Arman, an artist of new realism who dismantled musical instruments to create sculptures, show us the evolution of art from impressionism to modernism.”