The Pushkin Museum. Five Hundred Years of Master Drawings

2 February – 12 May 2019

In winter 2019, the Fondation Custodia will receive a choice of master drawings from the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. This exhibition, the first large-scale retrospective in France of the graphic collection of the Moscow museum, will cover all schools of drawing from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.

A selection of more than two hundred drawings will give an idea of the wealth of the Pushkin’s exceptional collection of drawings by the great European and Russian masters: works by Dürer, Veronese, Rubens, Fragonard, Tiepolo, Caspar David Friedrich, Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall and Malevich, will be featured along with some of the great names of Impressionism: Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.

  • Caspar David Friedrich, Two Men on the Seacoast, 1830-1835
    Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash (sepia), 234 х 351 mm
    The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
  • Henri Matisse, Dance (Composition n° I), 1909
    Pen and black ink, watercolour, 221 × 320 mm
    The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
    © Succession H. Matisse