Partnership with le musée des Beaux-arts de Dijon

The Fondation Gandur pour l’Art (FGA) has signed a long-term partnership with the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. Eight works from the FGA that echo the museum’s permanent collection.

The FGA's pieces are now incorporated into the new permanent display in galleries progressing from the Renaissance to the 21st century and inaugurated on 17 May 2019: four from the fine arts collection and four from the decorative arts collection.

The museum has an important collection of paintings by the Second School of Paris, represented in particular by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Nicolas de Staël, Alfred Manessier, Jean Bertholle, Jean Messagier and Jean Degottex, complemented now by the four paintings lent by the FGA. These are iconic works by Jean Bazaine, Pierre Soulages, Gérard Schneider and Georges Mathieu. Together, they show the rich and diverse pictorial approaches of the Parisian avant-garde who revolutionized abstract art between 1945 and 1960.

As for the decorative arts, the four objects on loan are shown in a gallery devoted to late 16th century European Mannerism, bringing together paintings and objects from this period. Two clocks and a watch grace a showcase of timekeeping instruments that illustrates their stylistic and technical development. A boxwood comb, placed in a display case dedicated to women’s toilette during the Renaissance, is set in front of La Dame à sa toilette, one of the jewels in the paintings collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon.

At the end of the initial five-year period, other works from the FGA will be able to replace these first objects in the presentation, now designed to be semi-permanent and evolving, of the museum’s collections.

© Fondation Gandur pour l'art, Genève

Works on loan

Peigne à décor géométrique
XVe siècle
Horloge de table astronomique / Monstrance
4e quart XVIe siècle (vers 1580)
Horloge à cylindre de cristal en forme de campanile
4e quart XVIe siècle (vers 1580)
Couple dans les bois
Louis IX débarque à Damiette
Opus 76 D
Juin 1960
Peinture 195 x 130 cm, 11 juillet 1953
11 juillet 1953
Pendule astromomique en forme de globe terrestre
XVIe siècle