Exhibitions


Genève, Église Saint-Germain (CH)    4 July 2021 - 19 September 2021

Peinture et musique à Saint-Germain

The Fondation Gandur pour l'Art is joining forces with the Saint-Germain church to exhibit two major works from its collection of abstract paintings. On this occasion, two paintings by Alfred Manessier will be shown for three months in the nave of the gothic church. Each evening of the programme, spectators will be able to listen to one or more musical works set against a literary work, while contemplating the paintings magnified by the setting.

To accompany the 2021 programme, organised by the Concerts d'été à Saint-Germain, the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art has selected this year two works by the same artist: Polders enneigés and Printemps proche, by French artist Alfred Manessier.

Both paintings, done in Paris in 1956, were directly inspired by the artist's trip to Holland in February 1955. On this occasion, the painter discovered the Netherlands in winter, which inspired a series of non-figurative landscapes of a very innovative conception for the time. The two works exhibited in Saint-Germain, emblematic of the Dutch Period, mark a turning point in the art of Alfred Manessier, who was then at the height of his international career.

The Saint-Germain church will be accessible according to the schedules of the concerts scheduled every Sunday and Monday during the summer between Sunday 4 July and Sunday 19 September 2021.

The church will be exceptionally open to visitors on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September from 2 to 6 pm. Visits will be led by the Foundation's curators.

© Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève. Photographer: Lucas Olivet © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich

Works on loan

Alfred MANESSIER
Polders enneigés
1956
Alfred MANESSIER
Printemps proche
1956