Located in the Tuileries Garden, since 1984 the museum has been home to the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection, which has been sold to the state on very generous terms. This collection includes 144 paintings from the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century (Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Soutine, Modigliani, Utrillo, Douanier Rousseau ...). It joined the eight immense compositions of Water Lilies that Monet offered to France in 1922 and which have been installed since 1927 in two large oval rooms specially fitted out in the building, on the indications of the painter to receive them.

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Magritte / Renoir. Surrealism in full sunlight

19 May 2021 19 July 2021
The exhibition brings together some sixty paintings and forty drawings. It opens with some works from the late 1930s in which Magritte expresses the imminence of war and disaster. The paintings from Magritte's "Renoir" period are compared with masterpieces by Renoir, contemporary paintings by Picabia and other pieces, notably by Jeff Koons, which allow us to sketch out a posterity for this little-known...

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