The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 25, 2014

Works from the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise art collection on view at The Fondation de l'Hermitage
Félix Vallotton, La Seine près des Andelys, 1916. Huile sur toile, 39,2 x 57,2 cm. Collection d'art BCV, acquisition 1976 © Collection d'art BCV. Photo: Luc Chessex.
LAUSANNE.- The Fondation de l'Hermitage hosts an exclusive exhibition dedicated to the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV) art collection. The exhibition puts contemporary talent center stage and features over 100 pieces of 20th and 21st century art by artists with close ties to the Canton of Vaud. The BCV art collection comprises around 2000 pieces by artists who were born or work in Vaud and is the largest private collection of its kind in the Canton.

The collection is at once uniform and eclectic: all the artists have ties to the Canton but the collection encompasses different generations, styles and techniques - illustrating both the breadth and quality of the Vaud art scene. It includes several works by traditional Vaud painters as well as a large number of contemporary pieces by local artists that have been supported by BCV throughout their careers. Since its inception over forty years ago, the BCV collection has sought to shine a spotlight on new talent and has come to play an important part in the local art scene.

With pieces from 54 artists, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the major movements that have influenced the Vaud art scene over the past century. It begins with paintings from the first half of the 20th century, by artists such as Félix Vallotton, Alice Bailly, Rodolphe-Théophile Bosshard, and Louis Soutter, then progresses to the contemporary period, with a range of works that reflect the recent changes in our society. Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the works of up-and coming artists slot neatly alongside those of internationally renowned artists such as Emmanuelle Antille, Philippe Decrauzat, Alain Huck, and Pietro Sarto.

From one room to the next, the connections between the works mirror the artists' relationships with one another as ideas collide, fuse and react to one another. While some groups of artists strike out to explore new territory, others draw their inspiration from past masters. Visitors will discover the geometric abstraction of Jean-Luc Manz and Pierre Keller and enjoy other highlights such as the photographic work of Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Yann Gross, Bernard Voïta and Joël Tettamanti. Contrasting with the exhibition's oil paintings are the fiber art of Ignazio Bettua, the pencil-on-cardboard of Jean Crotti, the video art of AnneJulie Raccoursier, and the shattered glass of Didier Rittener. The work of these artists reflects the diversity of media that have been used to broaden the scope of the visual arts as we know them.

Today's News

November 12, 2012

Sotheby's to offer the only surviving artwork from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Works by Hopper, O'Keeffe, Bierstadt, and Sully lead Christie's Sale of American Art

Works from the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise art collection on view at The Fondation de l'Hermitage

Art Institute of Chicago opens new galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art

Antiquities-Saleroom announces its next online auction to be held on November 16

First New York exhibition of new work by Günther Uecker since 1966 opens at Haunch of Venison

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich offers a rare opportunity to see Ansel Adams work in the UK

Comprehensive survey of Andy Warhol's Flowers paintings on view at Eykyn Maclean

"The Guitar: An American Love Story" exhibition opens at the Tennessee State Museum

Julien's Auctions sells Judy Garland's dress worn in The Wizard of Oz for $480,000

Exhibition explores Marcel Duchamp's impact on four great contemporary artists

Auckland-based Peter Stichbury opens second solo show at Tracy Williams, Ltd.

Exhibition of new work by Huang Yong Ping opens at Gladstone Gallery in New York

Works by contemporary artists to be sold at Christie's to benefit the Brooklyn Museum

Stunning, never-before-shown works on paper created by Elie Nadelman on view at June Kelly Gallery

Tammam Azzam's solo exhibition of new digital and installation art on show at Ayyam Art Center

Studio Museum juxtaposes new work in diverse media with mid-20th century photography in new exhibition

Ashmolean autumn exhibition: "Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan"

Libyans discover video art after four-decade cultural vacuum

William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine on view in The Tanks at Tate Modern

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site