The exhibition "Modigliani, Soutine and other legends of Paris"
On the eve of world war I cultural and intellectual life of Paris was concentrating in the Montparnasse quarter. Fleur of freedom and art here attracted representatives of creative Bohemians. Until 1939, the Montparnasse has been a favorite place of artists, actors and musicians.
Bohemian life in those years was serene and carefree not for all inhabitants of Montparnasse. Novice painters — Modigliani, soutenu, Utrillo — was not easy: the public thought of their work is controversial and not bought. One of the first outstanding artists saw the entrepreneur and patron Jonas Netter. He became a regular customer of their paintings. More than half a century collection Netter was not present. Only recently it began to show in Europe.
Guests of the exhibition at the Museum of Faberge will see 120 works of masters of Paris school. Among them — works by Soutine, Modigliani, Vlaminck, Kisling, Utrillo, Valadon, Derain and other geniuses of Montparnasse.