The Alana collection – Masterpieces of Italian Painting at the Jacquemart-André Museum, 13th September 2019 – 20th January 2020
One of the most precious private collections of Italian Renaissance art in the world is coming to Paris for four months, with 75 masterpieces from the era…
The Alana Collection – belonging to Alvaro Saieh and Ana Guzmán – is kept in the USA, and this is the first time ever that it has been on show to the general public anywhere in the world, with paintings, sculptures and art objects by the most famous Italian masters.
Saieh and Guzmán have taken decades to create the collection, choosing the Jacquemart-André Museum as a venue because of their deep love of the place (which was also used by the owners Nélie Jacquemart and Édouard André to house their collection).
Presented chronologically, the exhibition is divided into seven sections, with design by Hubert le Gall:
— The dazzling choice of a collector
— The golds of the Italian primitives, on the cusp of the Renaissance
— The first Florentine Renaissance – a new conception of art
— Florentine spirituality at the end of the 15th century
— Grand Venetian painting
— Splendours of the Medicis court
— Baroque – a pictorial revolution
To accompany your visit, the museum has an audioguide available in English (3€), and there’s an app for smartphones and tablets (2.99€) containing comments on around twenty paintings and HD images so you can zoom in.
A catalogue of the exhibition (216 pages, 40€ here at amazon.fr) has also just been published.
The exhibition The Alana collection – Masterpieces of Italian Painting is at the Jacquemart-André Museum (here) from 13th September 2019 – 20th January 2020
Open every day from 10am-6pm (8.30pm Mondays)
Admission: 14.5€ / 11.5€
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