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Hermitage, The Modernists

Just as in Le Louvre and Het Apparaat, Laurence Aëgerter joined iconic works from The Modernists exhibition in the Hermitage to the spectators of these works to form a new, layered, reality. She also combined the works of art with objects like a dried ham that makes Van Dongen’s French lady look like a cancan dancer, or a fly curtain, that gives an interesting perspective to Matisse’s Red Room. The red and blue stickers on the stairs that Aëgerter staged in front of a Kandinsky merge wonderfully well with the colourful elements of his Composition VI.

A salient detail: when looking at the original iconic works of art, after having studied Aëgerter’s images at length, we may have the unsettling experience that something is missing.

Related projects:
Le Louvre
Het Apparaat

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Hermitage, The Modernists

A series of 20 photos, various sizes

source: The Modernists exhibition at the Hermitage, 2010

2011


2 objet

GE 9660-100907-233355 (Matisse red room/curtain), 150 x 185 cm


beeld13 GE 6572-100907-221019 (Van Dongen, woman with black hatham) 80 x 65 cm

GE 6572-100907-221019 (Van Dongen, woman with black hat/ham) 80 x 65 cm


1 objet

GE 9662-100907-225223 (Kandinsky, composition VI/ladders), 120 x 184 cm


4 objet

GE 9115-100907-223109 (Guérin/curtain), 94 x 72 cm


spectateur 1

GE 9154-100906-175148 (Matisse, jeu de boules), 128 x 160 cm


spectateur 3

GE 9128-100906-202849 (Derain, man reading newspaper), 141 x 82 cm


spectateur 4

GE 9125-100906-210628 (Derain, girl in black), 103 x 79 cm


spectateur 5,5

GE 6569-100906-183601 (Matisse, blue still life), 77 x 101 cm


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