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Abraham Hermanjat. From the East to Lake Geneva

Abraham Hermanjat. From the East to Lake Geneva.

9 May - 8 September 2012

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the painter Abraham Hermanjat, the Musée historique et des porcelaines, the Musée du Léman and the Fondation Abraham Hermanjat are dedicating a major retrospective to the artist from Vaud. The exhibition Abraham Hermanjat (1862-1932). From the Orient to Lake Geneva, which runs from 11 May to 9 September 2012, shows the work of the Aubonne-based painter for the first time in 30 years. Benefiting from major loans from Swiss private and public collections, it presents more than 150 paintings, drawings and engravings, including many unpublished works. This retrospective, spread over two locations, brings together works from the artist's different creative periods. The Musée historique gives pride of place to Orientalist works inspired by the painter's stays in Algeria and Tunisia between 1886 and 1896. As for the Musée du Léman, it focuses on the years 1900-1910, during which Hermanjat experimented with different styles linked to modernity, such as Cézanne and Fauvism. The exhibition illustrates, among other things, the diversity of Swiss landscapes, from the Alpine peaks to the views of Lake Geneva from the Côte region.