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Edgar Degas, Femme se frottant le dos avec une éponge, torse (Woman Scrubbing her Back  with a Sponge, Torso, 1880s-1890s
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Edgar Degas

Femme se frottant le dos avec une éponge, torse (Woman Scrubbing her Back with a Sponge, Torso, 1880s-1890s
When Edgar Degas died on September 27, 1917, some hundred and fifty sculptures, for the most part in wax and clay, were found in his…
Valérie Favre, Selfportrait after Hugo Ball, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (1916), IV, 2016-2017
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Valérie Favre

Selfportrait after Hugo Ball, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (1916), IV, 2016-2017
Valérie Favre's series Make-up depicts the artist herself as characters from famous paintings or photographs. From Giorgio de Chirico's Seer (1915, New York, The Museum…
Valérie Favre, Crystal Palace, 2014-2016
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Valérie Favre

Crystal Palace, 2014-2016
Before devoting herself to the visual arts in the 1980s, Valérie Favre worked as a theatre actress in Geneva and Paris. After a brief stab…
Claudia Comte, Turn and Slip 120, 4/4, Turn and Slip 40, 1/4 et Turn and Slip 60, 4/4, 2015
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Claudia Comte

Turn and Slip 120, 4/4, Turn and Slip 40, 1/4 et Turn and Slip 60, 4/4, 2015
Claudia Comte revisits the history of forms, with references ranging from sculpture of the first half of the twentieth century (Hans Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Barbara…
David Hominal , Flowers, 2006
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David Hominal

Flowers, 2006
David Hominal mixes images from different sources and references  with different arts and pictorial traditions in order to take on the great narratives of painting,…
Silvie Defraoui, Plis et replies (Folds and Re-Folds), 2002
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Silvie Defraoui

Plis et replies (Folds and Re-Folds), 2002
Silvie Defraoui studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Algiers and then ceramics at the École des arts décoratifs in Geneva. After a…
Robert Breer, Sky Chief, 1955
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Robert Breer

Sky Chief, 1955
Robert Breer began his career as a painter after studying at Stanford University, near San Francisco, in 1949. That same year he moved to Paris…
Maurice Denis, Baigneuses (Bathers) or Plage au petit temple (Petit Temple Beach), 1906
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Maurice Denis

Baigneuses (Bathers) or Plage au petit temple (Petit Temple Beach), 1906
Displayed at the 1906 Salon de la Société nationale des beaux-arts and acquired in 1907 by the Belgian patron and painter Anna Boch, this large-format…
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Félix Vallotton

Le grand nuage (The Great Cloud), 1900
Félix Vallotton and his wife Gabrielle spent the summer of 1900 in the chateau of La Naz in Romanel, overlooking Lausanne. The views over the…
Aristide Maillol, Torse de l'Île-de-France (Torso of the Ìle-de-France), 1922
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Aristide Maillol

Torse de l'Île-de-France (Torso of the Ìle-de-France), 1922
Aristide Maillol studied painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before turning to sculpture in 1895. His early works were influenced by Art Nouveau;…
Mario Merz , 8 che riporta 8 –  La natura interloquisce sempre e solo con se stessa? Paesaggio con vento – Fibonacci (8 Which Reports 8 – Does Nature Always Interact Only with Itself? Landscape with Wind – Fibonacci), 1978
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Mario Merz

8 che riporta 8 – La natura interloquisce sempre e solo con se stessa? Paesaggio con vento – Fibonacci (8 Which Reports 8 – Does Nature Always Interact Only with Itself? Landscape with Wind – Fibonacci), 1978
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Fibonacci sequence ([0], 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on) was a constant reference for…
Jannis Kounellis , Untitled Paint, 1965
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Jannis Kounellis

Untitled Paint, 1965
Jannis Kounellis left his native Greece for Rome in 1956. During his studies, he was influenced by artists such as Lucio Fontana and Alberto Burri…
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Karel Appel

Varkensmens (Pig Man) or L’arcade (The Arcade), 1961
Karel Appel reacted to the devastation of the Second World War by creating paintings that grappled with the savagery of his experiences while expressing the…
Louise Nevelson , Mirror Shadow XV, 1985
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Louise Nevelson

Mirror Shadow XV, 1985
Louise Nevelson was born Leah Berliawsky to a Jewish family in what was then the Russian Empire, now Ukraine. She emigrated to Maine, in the…
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Trottin sous la pluie (Delivery Girl in the Rain), 1898
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Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen

Trottin sous la pluie (Delivery Girl in the Rain), 1898
The four thousand or so works in Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen’s print oeuvre made use of all the mechanical and photomechanical reproduction techniques available to him at…
Julian Charrière , Pacific Fiction – Study for Monument, 2016
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Julian Charrière

Pacific Fiction – Study for Monument, 2016
Faithful to the heritage of conceptual art, fascinated by land art and especially by Robert Smithson, influenced by Olafur Eliasson’s teaching at the Institut für…
Félix Vallotton, Ruisseau rouille et galets blancs (Rust Stream and White Pebbles), 1921
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Félix Vallotton

Ruisseau rouille et galets blancs (Rust Stream and White Pebbles), 1921
A painful case of sciatica that came on in 1916 prompted Félix Vallotton to decide in late autumn 1920 to spend the winter season in…
Charles Giron , Jeune femme au piano (Young Woman at the Piano) or Portrait de Mlle Maguie D. (Portrait of Mlle Maguie D.), 1880
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Charles Giron

Jeune femme au piano (Young Woman at the Piano) or Portrait de Mlle Maguie D. (Portrait of Mlle Maguie D.), 1880
For the Swiss, Charles Giron’s most emblematic work is undoubtedly Le berceau de la Confédération (The Cradle of the Confederation, 1901), a gigantic Alpine landscape…
Kader Attia , Culture, Another Nature Repaired, 2014
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Kader Attia

Culture, Another Nature Repaired, 2014
For nearly twenty years, Kader Attia has been interested in the question of repair, understood in both senses, as the action of repairing – an…
Nam June Paik , Global Groove, 1973
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Nam June Paik

Global Groove, 1973
One of the founders of video art, Nam June Paik produced a vast corpus of works comprising video tapes, televisual productions, performances and installations. In…
Christopher Füllemann, The Peeks and the Kiss, 2013
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Christopher Füllemann

The Peeks and the Kiss, 2013
A graduate of the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the San Francisco Art Institute, Christopher Füllemann works at the intersection of sculpture and performance.…
Gustave Buchet , L’Esprit nouveau (The New Spirit), 1925/8
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Gustave Buchet

L’Esprit nouveau (The New Spirit), 1925/8
The titles of the opening chapters of Après le cubisme (After Cubism) [1918] reflect the questions of Amédée Ozenfant and Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (better known as…
Paul Klee , Am Nil (On the Nile), 1939
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Paul Klee

Am Nil (On the Nile), 1939
Paul Klee spent four weeks travelling across Egypt, from Alexandria to Cairo and from Luxor to Aswan, from 17 December 1928 to 17 January 1929.…
Stéphane Zaech , Pearl Harbor (Madonna dell’Orto), 2007
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Stéphane Zaech

Pearl Harbor (Madonna dell’Orto), 2007
Entering Stéphane Zaech’s imaginary realm and his studio are equally reassuring experiences. The visitor feels a sense of familiarity on seeing genres canonised by art…
Albert Oehlen , Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1981
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Albert Oehlen

Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1981
Having trained at the Hamburg Hochschule für bildende Künste in the late 1970s, Albert Oehlen is part of the generation of artists who have focused…
Albrecht Schnider , Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1989
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Albrecht Schnider

Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1989
Albrecht Schnider enjoyed critical acclaim in the mid-1980s for his icon-like portraits, whose austerity has often been compared to that of Félix Vallotton. This canvas,…
Niklaus Stoecklin , Portrait de Tatjana Barbakoff (Portrait of Tatjana Barbakoff), 1929
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Niklaus Stoecklin

Portrait de Tatjana Barbakoff (Portrait of Tatjana Barbakoff), 1929
In 1925, both the Swiss artist Niklaus Stoecklin and his Latvian subject Tatjana Barbakoff began their rise to international fame. Stoecklin was the only non-German…

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