CHAÏM SOUTINE FRENCH, B. RUSSIA (1893 - 1943) LANDSCAPE WITH HOUSE AND TREE, C. 1920–21 OIL ON CANVAS, 215⁄8 × 283⁄4 IN. (55 × 73 CM) THE BARNES FOUNDATION, PHILADELPHIA ARTWORK © 2021 ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS). NEW YORK IMAGE © 2021 THE BARNES FOUNDATION, PHILADELPHIA
In its world premiere and only U.S. showing, this groundbreaking exhibition explores the affinities between the work of Chaïm Soutine and Willem de Kooning. Organized by the Barnes Foundation and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint presents nearly 45 works by these titans of 20th-century art and considers how Soutine’s paintings served the art of de Kooning, shaping his groundbreaking figurative/abstract works in the late 1940s and beyond. The exhibition opening is tied with this month’s PECO Free First Sunday Family Day, so visitors who want to see these stunning works at no cost should plan to register beginning on Thursday.
When: March 7 - August 8
Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$25, adults; $23, seniors; $5, students; free, members
Soutine / de Kooning | Barnes Foundation